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Jemalloc In Ruby with ruby-build

Mar. 14, 2015

I've been tring to get into the performance groove lately and understand the memory allocations that occur in our Ruby applications. This has lead to look into using jemalloc to reduce fragmentation. There has been many discussions on the positives...

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AVR Bit Assignment Hell

Feb. 26, 2015

I've been working on a project to reverse engineer a keyboard matrix. This keyboard came from when I used to volunteer for FreeGeek back in college. The controller board was long gone, but the pins were still there, so interfacing with AVR was rather...

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HeeksCNC and GRBL

Sep. 26, 2014

After getting my milling machine up and running, finding software to do CAM work was difficult. Everything that I found was either way more expensive for me or didn't support running on Linux. If there was a decent free CAM software out there that...

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WL V911 Mods

Jul. 18, 2014

Recently got a new toy to mess with. It's the WL V911 which is a little 4 channel RC helicopter. The little 4 channel helpicopter is a micro size, which is about the a 8 inches long. This little helicopter is a good beginner helicopter after coming...

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KBT Pure Pro Keyboard Programming

Mar. 20, 2014

I recently picked up the KBT Pure Pro keyboard off ebay after a person ended up breaking the USB port and ripped some of the traces. After spending a couple frustating hours on it I got it working.

The biggest gripe so far is the Del swapped with...

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Getting Timezone Undercontrol with Rails and Heroku

Mar. 5, 2014

I've been having horrible timezone issues with Heroku. There is a lot of information out there, but most of it doesn't work anymore or changes the database connection to store the dates differently.

As you know Heroku has it's servers in PST timezone...

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Getting Docker on Chunkhost

May. 5, 2013

I have an invisioned plan to have my own SaaS for testing application easily. Before Docker came about I was working on hacking my own solution via Squashfs but didn't get anywhere and after many months of having the project become stale, Docker comes...

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Haml and Bootstrap

May. 1, 2013

In some of our projects at work we end up using display: inline-block to help with styling. There is a nasty side effect if you are using this with Haml on Rails. Haml on Rails will default to using ugly mode in production, but not ugly mode in development...

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Reminder to get comments working

Apr. 14, 2013

Just a little reminder to myself to figure out which commenting system I want to use for Middleman and see what type of integration there is for the current ones out there.

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