Archive for March, 2009

Rails tip of the day: queueing multiple scriptaculous effects via rjs

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

You want to have multiple effects executed after each other? From a controller method using rjs? Using the naive way of calling them just one after the other results in strange flickering effects. The key to success is to use the effect queue parameter, which is very weakly documented. Here is an example: page[@object].down(‘.star’).visual_effect :appear, [...]

Estonia and the Crisis (guest appearance: Switzerland and the Crisis)

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

The baltic states are hit hard by the crisis. It will be hard for countries like Estonia to keep their libertarian economic (including the flat tax, which I mentioned a few times in this blog). A recent article in the German Financial Times points out, that the country tries to focus on their competency in [...]

Another gem: the paradox of choice

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

EXCELLENT talk, and very entertaining. (Side note: also note the different clothing style compared to the video in the previous post )

Virtue, wisdom, and morale

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

What to strive for, and how to do it. (and how not to do it):