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Today I learned there was a Ruby gem that could detect the gender of a name.The gem is called Sex Machine. It caneven give geographical specific information on names. Check out my examples:

First you need to install it:

gem install sexmachine

Now you...

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So last week's post was similar to today. However, today I play with a bit more interesting RasPi libraries.

The big difference is that we're using software PWM via the wonderful pi-blaster library. It basically latches onto the DMA for the single...

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Ton of links today...

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So I got a bit more involved after my experiments last week.

This week I did the following:

  • Got the LED Toggler Ruby script from last week exposing a toggle-able LED object over the network with drb under MRI on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Built an Android...
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Links are so close......but first watermelon cat.

watermelon cat

  • mutations is a neat looking library for doing "UseCase" style stuff, where your controllers just run a "mutation" and return the result. If you see it and think it's neat, then you will. If you...
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So had to continue the last post. Here's an LED that turns on when you tweet at it :)

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[UPDATE 2] So if you like this, you'll probably like the post where I integrate with an android app.

[UPDATE] I went a bit further, integrated the sucker with twitter.

So we used pi_piper just now to control some GPIO pins on our Raspberry Pi.


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This is just a release script I use on a private, largely-javascript project I work on regularly. Thought I'd share. It's an example of how great ruby can be for straight-up glue script.

beginclass VersionAlreadyTaggedError < StandardError; end...
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As developers, designers, and makers, we all come to rely on music during our daily activities to keep us focused. Beyond listening to music at work, I will have music going on my daily commute, when I'm jogging, or just in general when I'm around...

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