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Ruport   05 Dec 05
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Ruport is currently a combination of a neat proof of concept with some useful little scripts and utils that are quickly becoming rather powerful. The aim is to be a very handy report generation framework and library which will support an insane amount of input sources (CSVs,Excel,any Database Ruby-DBI supports,various ORMS, anything you can hack away at with parse/input,etc) and then output in an insane amount of formats (PDF,XHTML,XML,CSV,Excel,RSS,etc,etc) while leveraging a powerful set of tools that will munge, organize, and beautify whatever it is you need to report on. It’s not nearly there yet, but it’s on it’s way.

Slightly more information available at the home page

AllInOneRuby   05 Dec 05
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AllInOneRuby creates an compressed executable for Windows or Linux that includes both the Ruby interpreter and the runtime libraries. This is useful for temporary installations or USB sticks.

Flatland online   05 Dec 05
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Who hasn’t yet read the story of Flatland?

Flatland: A romance of many dimensions

Text by Edwin A. Abbott, 1884; copyright expired

Economics in one lesson   05 Dec 05
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Great Hubble Space Telescope pics   05 Dec 05
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Greasemonkey - making the browser more powerful   05 Dec 05
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Would you like to see price comparisons while browsing Amazon?

Would you like to use a website in ways its page authors have never thought of? Stop being the passive read,er be active. Amend the information.

Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension which lets you to add bits of DHTML ("user scripts") to any web page to change its behavior. In much the same way that user CSS lets you take control of a web page’s style, user scripts let you easily control any aspect of a web page’s design or interaction.

For example, you could:

  • Make sure that all URLs displayed in the browser are clickable links
  • Improve the usability of a site you frequent
  • Route around common and annoying website bugs
  • Use the Coral content network selectively.

Some other smart extension scripts.

Famous and not so famous programming quotes   03 Dec 05
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After a 2 year break, I finally did update my quotes collection. On RubyGarden you can find even more quotes.

Hey, it’s a rainy day today.

Google Maps in Rails   03 Dec 05
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Great post.

Cartographer is a ruby library for Google Maps API.

enjoy!   03 Dec 05
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Userscripts serves tons of useful scripts. Great site!

Project (Cartoon)   01 Dec 05
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Enjoy the super comic.

It’s truer than one thinks :-).


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