JewlOfTheLotus

Hello all.

A good friend of mine is going through a very rough time and could use some help paying off her medical bills, please help if you can.

It would be the best Christmas gift she could ever receive.

For more on her story, visit: Living Incidentally

Lovely…

robsheridan:

Thousands of tiny starlings create mesmerizing patterns in the air, in a phenomena known as murmuration.

“Numbers build up slowly near the roost over the afternoon as small groups of birds return from foraging in the area,” explains Paul Stancliffe of the British Trust for Ornithology. “By late afternoon there is a huge swirling cloud. It’s all about safety in numbers – none wants to be on the outside, none wants to be first to land.”

A dear friend has started a new blog, Live Incidentally. Her first post is a great read for anyone who’s been faced with suicide.

thechangelog:

How would you like to get a full Ruby on Rails stack up on Ubuntu with one command?

Now you can by running Rails Ready. Rails Ready is a setup script that gets Ruby and Rails running on a fresh install of Ubuntu with one command (Tested on Ubuntu server 10.04 LTS (Long-term Support)).

This is a brand new project by Josh Frye that he uses all the time to setup VMs, but there’s always testing to be done and improvements to be made. Fork as needed.

Running the Script

Check out railsready.sh to see everything Rails Ready is doing.

  sudo apt-get -y install curl && curl https://github.com/joshfng/railsready/raw/master/railsready.sh >> railsready.sh && chmod a+x railsready.sh && ./railsready.sh

If you want to watch the magic happen just run tail -f ~/railsready/install.log.

What gets installed?

  • An updated system
  • Ruby 1.9.2p136
  • Imagemagick
  • libs needed to run Rails (sqlite, mysql, etc)
  • Bundler, Passenger, and Rails gems

All you need to do is install NGINX or Apache, run passenger-install-nginx-module or passenger-install-apache-module, upload your app, point your vhost config to your apps public directory and go!

[Source on GitHub] [Comment on Hacker News]

iPad Case Review - dodocase
I’ve been looking for a good case, myself… might look into this one - too bad theres a several week wait!

kevinrose:


dodocase.com

Mac vs PC debates make me want to throw up. Does your OS of choice work for you? Great, problem solved!
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Enjoying the lovely bird chatter in Ann Arbor/Saline this morning…

mattmayers:

drintelmann:

srdash:

putzinaround:

pdl2h:

This Happens to Me Every F*cking Single Day - Humor - Gizmodo



I’ve seen this a few times recently but I seriously do this on a daily basis too.

At least 50% of time I spend wearing my headphones at work, I’m not actually listening to anything.

mattmayers:

drintelmann:

srdash:

putzinaround:

pdl2h:

This Happens to Me Every F*cking Single Day - Humor - Gizmodo

I’ve seen this a few times recently but I seriously do this on a daily basis too.

At least 50% of time I spend wearing my headphones at work, I’m not actually listening to anything.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
Anatole France

I came across this quote for the first time today and wholeheartedly agree.

You will …