Night television tv theme machines Seeing through the noise

I've been building Motion Defense for awhile now, and it's been public for almost a month. For everyone who doesn't know Motion Defense, it's security camera management software...

javascript
video processing
motion detection
Robonaut machines dexterous humanoid 39644 Human RNG: An Impractical Idea

OK, this is a silly idea, but I was curious. Can people generate random numbers? Specifically, I had a few questions in mind:

  1. Can people generate seemingly random numbers?
  2. Do people generate lower...
mechanical turk
experiments
Rails, Mandrill, and Blind Carbon Copy (BCC)

Don't make the same mistake I did.

Recently, I created a application-wide newsletter system for a Rails project that I've been working on. The mailer was supposed to send a single email out...

rails
mandrill
email
Elasticsearch and Rspec

This will be a short entry, but it's something I haven't seen concisely covered elsewhere. I often use Elasticsearch for search and analytics in my Rails apps, but testing with it is...

elasticsearch
rails
rspec
Setting up Ubuntu 15.04 on the new Dell XPS 13 for Rails development

A shiny new dev machine deserves an equally shiny new Ruby on Rails setup, so let's set one up.

Pre-requirements and tools

Odds and ends

These are a handful of tools and dependencies that...

ubuntu
xps
rails
Warty final ubuntu Dell XPS 13 (2015) Windows + Ubuntu 15.04 dual-boot

When the developer edition of the new XPS 13 was announced, I was excited. My Asus UX31E Zenbook has been showing its age lately and I was suddenly looking for a ultrabook to replace it as my main...

ubuntu
xps
windows
Gulp + Sass Setup Tutorial

Recently, I was trying to find a tutorial that could help my coworker set up their machine for some basic Sass development, but I was surprised that I was unable to find a concise tutorial to do...

node
sass
gulp
Finding Your Existing Indexes in Rails (ActiveRecord)

Awhile back, I had some Rails migrations go awry on a project I was working on. If I remember correctly, indexes were created on different git branches and it caused some confusion as to what...

rails
databases