Author Archives: Doug

Of Course I Have Another Side Project

What fun is life without a few side projects? Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you a super-easy way to run SQL reports in Slack, SQLBot.co. What’s you say?  You’d rather use sp_send_dbmail  instead because you love MS SQL Server more … Continue reading

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Rails 5 – how to create a child before a parent

I’ve been hacking away on a personal budgeting app on my train rides and ran into a squirrely problem in rails 5.   My budgeting app uses the spectacular Quovo API (https://api.quovo.com/docs/v3/) to pull transactions from my Chase accounts.  Quovo rocks, it’s … Continue reading

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Build a ShareASale Website for $0.10 per month

One of my favorite co-workers in the last few years is my good friend Steven Maguire.    He’s one part hilarious, one part brilliant, and one part pragmatic.  One of my best coding memories from the last few years was … Continue reading

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Back in business helping Moving Companies

It’s been waaaaaaaaay to long since I’ve posted.   A lot’s happened since then.   Let me recap: I took over as CEO of HomeFinder.com We shut down MoverWebsites.com At HomeFinder, we launched an internal startup called MovingCompanyReviews.com I left … Continue reading

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Bang that Gong Again

Time to bang the gong again, we’ve got a new MoverWebsites.com customer live!   If you need Huntsville Al Movers or Fayetteville TN Movers, then head on over to GeneralMovingServices.com.     General Moving Services serves the Huntsville Alabama and … Continue reading

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Read wikipedia content into your Ruby on Rails app

I am playing around with a new site that helps people find horses for sale, aptly named http://www.FindHorsesForSale.net.  I wanted to provide searchers some background on the particular horse breed they were looking at, so I decided to provide the … Continue reading

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How to import a lot of records into a Ruby on Rails application quickly

I stumbled across this today after hacking around for hours trying to figure out import hundreds of thousands of records into a sqlite database in minutes – https://github.com/zdennis/activerecord-import.   Super simple, and pure awesome.   Works for sqlite, postgres, and … Continue reading

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