Time has been scarce but I managed to save a little to update BaseApp Orange.
BaseApp Orange is a fork from BaseApp in attempt to make it a more suitable backoffice and structure for my own projects but it might have something you like. It’s like I made a base for a cake and you take care of the filling.
Anyway, here’s the main changes:
app was updated to Rails 2.3.4
added New Relic Gem
added inherited_resources plugin which enabled me to reduce a lot of code in the REST admin controllers
cleaned up and improved admin theme and code
improved admin generator according to inherited_resources. After creating your model run script/generate adminator model_name
If you needed more proof that the music cd is dying and record companies should accompany the the shift in consumer preferences then maybe the next amazing numbers by the NPD Group should convice you:
* Apple is generating one quarter of all US music sales (25%). And Apple is also responsible for 69% of all online music sales.
* 65% of all music sold during 2009 are still in CD format.
Times are changing. Apple managed to stay ahead of the game by thinking forward and not fighting change. But as the music industry is now paying more attention to the situation, the TV and newspaper mediums are starting to face the new dilemmas from digital distribution and most are choosing to fight the trend. Let’s see how well they’ll do.
If you work freelance, your customers will expect you to be working late and on the weekends.
In fact they expect you to pick up the phone no matter what. (even if there’s a comet heading for earth or a woompa woompa attack!)
If you work for a big enterprise company, they will DEMAND you to work late (and occasionally on weekends).
If you work for a small company they will have tough deadlines and few people so you’ll need to work late.
If you create a startup your partner will expect you to work late.
But do you need to work late? weekends? holidays? obliterate all social life?
There’s always tough times no mater what company/project your in but these can’t be the norm, and it’s up to you to draw the line.
More working hours don’t necessarily make you more productive (and on the long term more happy), so you need to find the right balance between work and play.
My Macbook Pro is a few years old and my hard drive was starting to feel the weight of the years and constant work so I decided it was time to upgrade from the measly 160gb, 5400rpm, 8mb cache original Hitachi Drive to something new.
The winner of this choice was the Samsung hm251jj 2.5″ drive, with 250gb, 7200rpm and 16mb cache. I wasn’t feeling brave enough to pry open my laptop despite some good tutorials out there, so I went to Distriloc and they replaced the drive pretty quick and painless.
Tomorrow there’s a Ruby and Ruby on Rails meetup in Lisbon.
If you want to meet with fellow rubyists and share some insights, knowledge or simply have a nice coffee then join us at the Liberdade 229 space. If you want to take public transportation, you can take the 732, 727, 720 728 buses that stop nearby (you have to walk a bit but it’s good for you) or the leave at the Marques de Pombal subway station.
I’ve been reading one of Quino‘s books – “Potentes, prepotentes e impotentes” (roughly translated to “Powerful, prepotent and impotent” – and it’s one of the smartest ways I found to make political remarks and criticism.
I really recommend reading all of it and the Mafalda volumes as well.