Redirecting Java STDOUT from JRuby

Recently I’ve been working on a project that implements a daemon process using JRuby and the raad gem. There are also some 3rd party java libraries being used such as the new relic jar to monitor the JVM. One issue that I ran into is […]

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Why is git ignoring a file?

I was working on a project the other day and git was ignoring .sql files I was needing to check in, but I was having trouble figuring out which .gitignore file contained the offending pattern. After a little digging, I discovered another this useful command: […]

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Raspberry Pi Weather Station

This year I started teaching the advanced technology class to high school students at NorthStar School where my son attends. I am using Raspberry Pi’s for a large portion of the class and I have taken quite a liking to the platform. As another side […]

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Historical data in GemPact.

Previously I posted about my entry in the 2014 Rails Rumble, GemPact. To summarize, GemPact calculates a score for every RubyGem based on how many other RubyGems include it as a dependency. I recently had some time to add historical data display to the app. […]

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My 2014 Rails Rumble Entry

I decided to throw my hat into the ring this year at the 2014 Rails Rumble competition. I formed a team along with Troy Nichols and we built GemPact. GemPact is a service that pulls the RubyGems index into a Neo4j graph database so that gem dependencies can […]

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