The Bastard Book of Ruby

The Bastards Book of Ruby is an introduction to programming and its practical uses for journalists, researchers, scientists, analysts, and anyone else whose job is to seek out, make sense from, and show the hard-to-find data.

This does not require being “good at computers”, having a background in programming, or the desire (yet) to be a full-fledged hacker/developer. It just takes an eagerness to be challenged.

This looks pretty neat, gonna check it out some more this week.

Polyvinyl Garage Sale

If you are looking for some good, cheap, music you should check out the 5th Annual Polyvinyl Garage sale. I just got my order today and while the packaging in a little dinged up (hence the deep discount) the cd was mint which is all I cared about as I’m ripping all the music to minidisc anyway.

Polyvinyl Garage Sale

Splash of Color

I usually have pretty boring desktop backgrounds and I usually keep the same one for a long time. Today I decided to switch it up and add some color with a little bit of help from the immensely talented Hugo Baeta. If you are looking to add a little color to your life click here.