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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
Now hosted on Hey! Heads Up -- check it out!
Derek Lowe's (Ryan's older brother) words at Ryan's funeral
email@example.com no more
Forging Email Headers: Good, Bad or Ugly?
Sarcastic Dictionary (Part 1 of Many)
Twisting Rails is Risky Business
Risky Business? My Take on Early Alphas
Whoa, it's August 2007
A Postscript to "Growth at the grassroots"
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James Duncan Davidson
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Amy Hoy: (24)slash7
Luis de la Rosa
Link Blogging and the Next Redo
Over the last six months I've been closing in on how I think this blog should look but it still needs adjustment (now in progress). It looks OK but not great. I'm no web designer so I can't pull off spectacular -- but I should be able to shoot for great. With a little CSS, a lot of tweaking and a self-critical eye it's not that hard.
"Link blogging" has really taken off. Lots of people are posting their favourite links publicly in various formats, just like I've been publishing my bullet blog (on the left side of the main page) for the past two years. It really has been that long: two years this Thursday, 556 posts and 271 comments. Yeah, it snuck up on me too!
I'm considering going with one of these newfangled link blogging services. I'm trying out del.icio.us/ryanlowe right now. These services are specialized. They are faster and easier to use via browser bookmarklets and are more flexible than MovableType.
BUT I really like the ability to make comments on my Bullet Blog links because I found that I could put small thoughts there and leave my main blog for bigger, article-length thoughts. If I can't make comments on links in these other services I don't know if I'll find them as useful.
I'm also making a big career change. The ryanlowe.ca website and blog always seem to follow that cycle. I'll have to leave more details until later, unless you just want to ask me in person.
Update 9:12 AM Just the front page for now. What do you think?
Update 11:41 PM Done the archives and comments now too.Posted at May 14, 2005 at 05:37 AM EST
Last updated May 14, 2005 at 05:37 AM EST