As the Praxis Team grapples with the necessity of making decisions (difficult decisions!) about our priorities when it comes to creating at tangible product between now and May, I continue to find new uses for Ruby in my own non-Prism-related work. Last week a choreographer friend asked for help with a problem that came up…. Continue reading “Dancing with Ruby”.
I just recently posted my experiment with making a Ruby program that you can use for doing your own grading. I have since made several improvements upon the first draft of the code, so I present to you Ruby Grading 2.0. The changes: 1) I converted the code to incorporate classes, which was a huge…. Continue reading “Ruby Grading 2.0”.
Chris recently posted his very exciting experiment that uses Ruby to create music theory worksheets for his students. Inspired by this, I have been playing around on Ruby with much more modest aims: I wanted to use Ruby to do my grading for me. I always do my grading with an Excel spreadsheet and a…. Continue reading “Grading in Ruby”.
Since Gwen just posted her solution to the Fizz Buzz homework assignment, I thought that I would throw mine up here as well. Here is my solution. It’s pretty similar to Gwen’s take on the problem. I just switched the order of a couple things and used a couple shortcuts. I also apparently have a penchant…. Continue reading “Fizzing, Buzzing”.
I recently upgraded my computer to use the latest version of OS X (Mountain Lion) and I ran in to a problem with the rvm package manager. Basically I would get to the point of actually compiling the version of Ruby, and get this nasty error: Error running ‘env CFLAGS=-I/Users/wsg4w/.rvm/usr/include LDFLAGS=-L/Users/wsg4w/.rvm/usr/lib ./configure –enable-shared –disable-install-doc –prefix=/Users/wsg4w/.rvm/rubies/ruby-1.9.3-p327′,…. Continue reading “Mountain Lion and RVM”.
AA line tabbed mmmmmmmmmmmmm nononono mmmmmmmmmmmmm m doof cat Cat a in Catnip Grass I llllllllllllllllllll split a tsil do II Fishies I IIIIIIII —Learn Ruby The Hard Way, Ex. 10, modified to create cat poem (source)
Recently I was asked if there was a way to import place names in connection with lat/lon points. Twitter’s character limitation does’t provide an adequate format to respond, and this technique can be quite useful outside of Neatline too, so I thought I would dive in a bit and explain a method to can get…. Continue reading “Geocoding for Neatline – Part I”.
It’s been a whirlwind of a year, but we finally made it! We have a fully functional tool, we’ve fulfilled our goals from our charter, and we can all look back on everything we’ve learned this year and be astonished by how far we’ve come. Although I wasn’t an absolute newbie to the DH and…. Continue reading “Prism and Praxis Reflections”.
Great news! All parts of our data model are now in Rails! We used the Ruby gem Devise for the user model, and Prism now has user account capabilities (and the links for “sign in,” “sign out,” and “sign up” on the homepage)! The documents are also in the system and each has its own…. Continue reading “The Models are Done!”.
- Podcast: Jentery Sayers on Remaking the Past
- Troubleshooting Acceptance Testing in RSpec and Capybara
- Playing with toast: Our first Ivanhoe game
- Podcast: Kari Kraus on Humanistic Design
- Steps Taken
- On Not Knowing What I’m Doing
- Rules and Flexibility: Learning from Games for Ivanhoe
- Come explore the Makerspace!
- Minard + Napoleon + Neatline
- Bonjour! Je m’appelle Julia.