Year of the Dog

The Year of the Dog seems to pro­vide a big­ger bark. It also pro­vides new oppor­tu­ni­ties to learn new thing http://www.37signals.com/ buy­ing spree of Web 2.0 app-groups, I just won­der when and if they’ll ever re-align their own site to Web 2.0 stan­dards. One can wish but all can be sur­prised. I guess that’s what makes Tech­nol­o­gy so interesting—anything is pos­si­ble.

PS. There’s sup­pose to be a rumored launch of Camp­fire some­time this week by the great folks of 37signals.

Try Ruby!

No, not the stone. I’m refer­ring to the pro­gram­ming lan­guage.

Ruby is the inter­pret­ed script­ing lan­guage for quick and easy object-ori­ent­ed pro­gram­ming. It has many fea­tures to process text files and to do sys­tem man­age­ment tasks (as in Perl). It is sim­ple, straight-for­ward, exten­si­ble, and portable.

Any­ways, here’s a nice inter­ac­tive demo on what Ruby can do. Good job whytheluck­ys­tiff on this project. Very enter­taint­ing. I’m sure this will open some eyes and get some peo­ple to learn more about it.

Note: For those non-tech­ni­cal peo­ple, don’t be scared to try the demo. It’s clear enough to fol­low. Just read the tips below the com­mand-prompt area and you should be good to go.