I have helped a few people get started with Linux the last couple of years and the tool that helped them get exposed to it, and finally installing Linux on their system, is called UnetBootin. You can find their official homepage in the References list below this blog post.

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While working on documenting things I learned through a Learn Ruby By Testing project, I came across documenting the new Ruby 2.0 ‘Params’ feature.

I realized that Methods are blocks and Procs and lambdas are very close, so was wondering if the arguments would cross over.

It turns out that it does.

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I have been waiting for the 24th of February to see what would come of the planned release date for Ruby 2.0.0-p0.

I wanted to apply my “Learn By Testing” repository on this new Ruby, and am running into a few problems. Read on →

A book(let) review.

A hands on guide for Ruby newbies to create and publish their first Ruby gem.

Satish has published a booklet that takes you through the steps required to publish your first Ruby Gem. Recently updated with information on how to ‘yank’ your gem in case you don’t need it to be available, it is a good short reference to get you quickly started in the world of Ruby Gems.

There are tools out there that do the work for you in terms of having a skeleton. This booklet will cover none of those. It will take you through the basics to get a gem up and running in a few short minutes.

Yes, all the information is available for free. And it is not that difficult to find it all. But dropping a dollar to have a handy reference on your Kindle to support Satish’s efforts on RubyLearning is just a small way to say “Thanks!” and a way to show some love.

When Twitter bought Posterous, I thought it was going to be a great thing for us. We would have a long term platform, always improving, easy to use for guest blogging from those that are not necessarily familiar with html and markup/markdown. But I was notified by Satoshi that they will be shutting down in April.

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