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I'm Ryan Lowe, a Software Engineering graduate living in Ottawa, Canada. I like agile software development and Ruby on Rails.
I write this blog in Canadian English and don't use a spell checker. Typos happen.
» Full-time Ruby on Rails freelancer
» Full-time with Rails since May 2005
» Former committer for RadRails (now Aptana)
» I also have a few Rails side-projects in development:
1. wheretogoinTO.com Toronto nightlife
2. Hey Heads Up! TODO list and sharing
3. Layered Genealogy family history research
4. foos for foosball scoring
5. fanconcert for music fans (on hold)
Hiring Rails developers? I can telecommute by the hour from Ottawa, Canada
»» Email: rails AT ryanlowe DOT ca
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Derek Lowe's (Ryan's older brother) words at Ryan's funeral
firstname.lastname@example.org no more
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Sarcastic Dictionary (Part 1 of Many)
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Risky Business? My Take on Early Alphas
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A Postscript to "Growth at the grassroots"
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A Little Light Reading
I've picked up a few books recently:
Python seems to be a very interesting scripting language. I'm glad I got the nutshell book even though it has very few examples ... I know enough languages to be able to piece things together without a book telling me step-by-step how to write Hello World. There is literally tons of Python code out on the net too. I might try to do tetris (yes again - it's my favourite hello world game - I did it in Pascal and C#) with the pygame libraries.
The Linux Kernel book I got to try to stretch my technical limits and get into something different. I've done OS and file system classes and have been keeping up with the Linux kernel mailing list summaries. Don't get any crazy ideas though, I probably won't be hacking in C++ again any time soon.
The last book was recommended by Scoble and others recently. I thought I'd see what the fuss was about. That, and large software companies are interesting .... but it seems like Microsoft and IBM are the only ones that get written about well.Posted at July 08, 2003 at 11:36 AM EST
Last updated July 08, 2003 at 11:36 AM EST