“RailsConf”:http://www.railsconf.com/ doesn’t start until friday, but don’t tell everyone here that. There was a ton of laptops out with people showing each other stuff. I have to say that the general vibe here is *amazing*. Tons of cool people, everyone drinking the same Kool-Aid and lots of ENERGY!
I’ve already learned a lot of cool stuff. One thing is
This gives you access to all kinds of neat Rails stuff from within ruby – without loading up script/console.
I’ve also meet a TON of cool people already. One guy’s whole job is to make proof of concept sites for his company while pitching to clients. What does he do with the apps when he’s done? Throw them out! Wow.
I’m enjoying the hotel room, my only beef is with the WiFi – it was OF COURSE over-extended.
More from the Conf tomorrow.
Well, I’m at the airport surfing the web for the low, low price of $7.95. I knew I’d forget at least one thing, and we have our first winner: my Glasses! I’m not blind with out them (-1.0 in each eye), but they do help for projectors and night time (both types of situations I should be facing at RailsConf.)
I arrived at “Newark”:http://www.panynj.gov/CommutingTravel/airports/html/newarkliberty.html on-time, and made my way to the nice flat panel departure screens:
Only to notice that my flight is currently an hour late.
Then onto security. Where I find a new, funky looking machine:
!http://metaatem.net/wp-content/uploads/sentinel_2.jpg (Sentinel 2)!:http://trace.smithsdetection.com/products/Default.asp?Product=24§ion=Facilities
It’s ODD to say the least. You stand inside this big box for about 25 seconds (WITH your shoes on.. damn I brought my flyin’ shoes). Then you get accosted with puffs of air from your hair down. Goooooo TSA!
(I found the image courtesy of “Accordion Guy”:http://accordionguy.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2005/10/18/1303200.html who has meet my friend the IonScan.)
oh well, c’est le vie.
It’s a shame – Mars Edit is a REALLY nice app, but “Brad Choate”:http://www.bradchoate.com/ made a “TextMate”:http://macromates.com/ bundle that allows blogging FROM Text Mate.
My Favorite editor. Blogging. Hummmm… good times!
!http://metaatem.net/wp-content/uploads/from_textmate.png (From Textmate)!
Here’s a “Screen Cast”:http://macromates.com/blog/archives/2006/06/19/blogging-from-textmate/ of it in action!