Author Archives: dreadpiratepj

About dreadpiratepj

I have been goofing around with computers since May 1978, when I was about seven years old. For the past decade, I've even managed to have people pay me for this! Suckers! :-)

Rush Concert Photos

On Friday, April 11, 2008, I went to see Rush open their 2008 Snakes and Arrows concert tour at Coliseo de Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR. I had an awesome time with my pals Alejandro, Cesar and Kevin. We were … Continue reading

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Really excited about WordPress 2.5 upgrade

Over on the WordPress Development Blog, they’re pimping the upcoming WordPress 2.5 and the release candidates process before final release, and it sounds awesome. It includes a boatload of new features, but my favorite has got to be one-click plugin … Continue reading

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Another article fresh out of the oven

I just got word from my editor at that my latest article was published yesterday. The article is called “Writing Facebook Applications with Java EE” and you can find it here. The amount of information out there on writing … Continue reading

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Obligatory WordPress upgrade post

Hiya, folks! As is tradition in most blogging circles, I’m posting to let you know I’ve upgraded WordPress to the latest version. My buddy Ken already beat me to it, as always. I upgraded the Bad Behavior plugin while I … Continue reading

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Starting the new year right, three weeks late

I wanted to write this post before 2008 started, but better late than never, huh? — I’ve been working with Ruby on Rails for over 18 months now, and it continues to be a lot of fun. There are still … Continue reading

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Much Railing Lately

I’ve been at my new job only four weeks, and my first project is nearly finished. My task these past four weeks has been the re-implementation of the company’s website in Rails. I was to do this from scratch, while … Continue reading

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It’s alive!

After three weeks of development from scratch and four weeks of tuning and debugging, the team of Rubyists I have been working with for the last two months finally launched our last project. At 8:30 a.m. EST on Thursday, April … Continue reading

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More upgrades, more spam, a visit with friends, and a new gig!

I just upgraded to WordPress 2.1.3. It was another flawless upgrade. Akismet tells me that it has blocked over 1900 comment spam since March 22, and 3,130 since I installed it. I have only had three or four false negatives. … Continue reading

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Racing To The Big Apple

I’m flying to NYC this afternoon, for a lunch / interview Thursday. The company interviewing me has been in business for nearly 15 years, with Linux and BSD, Perl and Interchange as their platform (Interchange is a Perl-based e-commerce platform.) … Continue reading

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Upgraded to WordPress 2.1

I finally upgraded to WordPress 2.1, with the now famous 2.1.2 codebase (famous among WP users, I guess.) And the asshat spammer is still trying to beat Akismet, with 428 more comment spam since the original 376, for a total … Continue reading

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