Some small fixes – some users complained that the top and bottom margins were too large, so I’ve made the call: All modern printers can print to within one third of an inch of the edge of the paper. I had a bug where I was mutating a collection while iterating over it – 10.5 is much more uptight about such things. Also, the template pages had no calendars for 2008 or 2009.
Staging environments are the perfect excuse to dig into new server configurations, and to play around with tools like Deprec. I have covered the gruesome technical details of the process over at Andre on Tech:
One of our current projects at Highgroove sends a lot of email to its users. It essentially walks them through a process and emails them at each step. All of those messages include URL’s to visit the relevant page in the application for that step. Since we’ve emailed them the URL’s we don’t want them to have to login every time they click one.
At Big Nerd Ranch, we follow a pretty minimal style for our slides. It is important to us, however, that our slide shows go in and out of subversion easily. Also, it is important that we can easily generate a book from a collection of slide shows. As such, we have written our own replacement for PowerPoint.
Andre and I will be at SF Beta tonight demoing PlaceShout, our short-form local reviews service.
We’re using Scout, our monitoring and reporting application, to graph the performance of our Rails applications and servers.