Month: September 2016

  • Going into the property business 

    ​I’m a tech entrepreneur and that has not changed, but after six or seven years of trying to have at least moderate success, I’m starting to hedge my bets. On the side, I want to have some passive income and it looks to me like buy and hold properties, that is, buying them and renting […]

  • Emacs is hurting Clojure 

    Emacs is hurting Clojure 

    Emacs is a very powerful text editor and its popularity amongst Clojurians is easily understood. Emacs has a long tradition in the Lisp communities as it’s written, in a big part, in a flavor of Lisp called Emacs Lisp. Because of its history, it handles Lisp code wonderfully, with automatic correct indentation, paraedit, integration with […]

  • Avoiding threads of emails when developing a Rails application

    Call to Buzz, like many applications I developed before, sends emails. Lot’s of emails. To avoid accidentally emailing a customer or random person I use mail_safe. It’s one of the first gems I install on a Rails project and you should too. mail_safe re-writes the to-header so you end up receiving all the emails that […]