Archive for May, 2011

Brewed Some Beer On Saturday

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

Brewed my second batch of homebrew ever. It was the same bbq wit as before, with fresher spices. I’m hoping it turns out as awesomely as the first batch. The second batch is harder though because sanitizing becomes that much more important. I’ll know in a week and a half.

I followed the basic outline for brewing an extract beer from beerdude, which worked really well last time.

Here’s it steeping some grain.

Summer BBQ Wit II: A New Beginning

Mirah Talk at Boulder Ruby Group

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

Tonight I spoke about Mirah at Boulder Ruby Group. It went well and people had a lot of good questions for me. I found answering questions about Mirah to be really fun, especially now that I’m starting to get a better handle on the language and tool chain.

Here’s my slides.


Rails BugMash This Saturday

Friday, May 6th, 2011

@_prakash and I are hosting a Rails BugMash at Gnip’s offices from 11-5. Hopefully it will be a lot of fun and we’ll mash some bugs. Squash them even. More seriously, it’s a good way to get involved with open source by getting together with a group of friendly people who know something about contributing or are interesting learning about it.

It’s registered on plancast at

You can read more about how bug mashes have been done in the past at RailsBridge’s Wiki page on them. Rails’ own contrib guide is also a fairly good resource for getting started.


See everybody tomorrow.