Month: October 2007
I am writing code and my wife is singing this to my son, “I’m a little stink pot short and stout when I let it rip it all comes out. I’ll knock you over and you’ll pass out.”
rFacebook and redirect_to
I have been working with rFacebook to try to get a Facebook application up and running. Right now we are trying to integrate our conference application – 51weeks.com with Facebook so that our users can take advantage of existing social networks instead of having to create yet another network at he conference they are attending….
Quick Note About rFacebook, Edge Rails, and Sessions.
This problem may not be specific to rFacebook, but when I added acts_as_facebook_user to my user model and then made a call like: my_user.first_name </pre> I would get an 500 internal server error. I checked the log and saw this: CGI::Session::CookieStore::CookieOverflow I found that if I changed the app so that it uses db sessions…
Olympic Cycling Considering Move to Ogden
There is an article on KSL indicating that USA Olympic cycling might move to Ogden (Utah). Again on Velo news. Given the strong community of cyclists in Utah and the fact that I love cycling this would be awesome. I know what I will be praying for for the next month.
An MRI is Like a Rock Concert
I had my first chance to lay inside a claustrophobic MRI machine today so that I could celebrate Halloween in style with an authentic skeleton costume. The good news is that I am not dying or anything, and I now know what a gazillion watts of electricity buzzing around my head sounds like. The process…
The Spawn of Satan
My wife’s best friend moved to Kentucky a number of years ago because she married a guy from back there. We lamented that they were so far away because they were fun to hang out with and because of the distance we rarely saw them. Then they moved back out to the great state of…
No I Won’t Fix Your @!#$!@#$ Computer
I am a software engineer. That means a lot of things. It means I can write code. It means I can talk about servers and argue about what programming languages are best (Check out PPH for the standard measure for programming languages.) It means I can build a cool website or write scripts that help…
Facebook as an Authentication System
I have been playing with OpenID for about a year now. It is a very cool, distributed authentication system. The concept is great and I love that I don’t have to create accounts everywhere. Instead, I just log in with OpenID and away I go. The biggest shortcoming for OpenID from a user perspective however…