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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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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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David Heinemeier Hansson
James Duncan Davidson
Signal vs. Noise
Amy Hoy: (24)slash7
Luis de la Rosa
I bought five albums today ...
I almost bought the new A Perfect Circle album until I saw the "This Disc is Copy Protected" warning on it. Forget about that -- if I can't copy my own CD it's useless to me.
I'll let you know how the rest are on the media blog.
So for my security class I have to write about a system attack that happened within the last two years. I thought about writing about DVD/DeCSS but that happened more than two years ago. Same with the Sklyarov/Adobe thing ... so I'm looking for ideas. The word "system" is pretty loose as well -- the example the prof gave in class was the 9/11 attacks.
# Changing Gears
It always takes a week or two to completely switch gears between work and school. Work is great because it's regular -- you know you'll have nights and weekends off. School is great because you don't have to show up on Friday until 2:30 -- but you might be there until midnight. ACK. Hopefully not much this semester ...
On a side note, during my work term evaluation my boss reminded me of something I sometimes take for granted: I get paid to do something I love to do ... and that's fortunate. Do what you love, you'll be happier in the long run.