Campfire Stories: March 19-23

This post was originally published on the Elabs blog, before Elabs and Varvet joined forces.

Monday, March 19

CarrierWave Direct

Add-on to Jonas’ file upload library CarrierWave for direct uploads to S3 and background processing of the files.

Tuesday, March 20

Working with time zones in Ruby on Rails

Nicklas wrote a blog post with some guidelines for dealing with timezone issues in Ruby on Rails.

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Sonos for Mac

Sonos for Mac

The new version of the Sonos controller app for Mac OS X is a huge improvement.

Wednesday, March 21

Browser you love(d) to hate

Microsoft is doing a big marketing campaign for IE9. Not bad.

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Thursday, March 22


More resilient test doubles for RSpec, from Xavier Shay.

Photoshop CS6 Beta

The new version of Photoshop is out in beta. Jimmy and Johannes are very excited about this.

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Tesseract is a JavaScript library for filtering large multivariate datasets in the browser. Tesseract supports extremely fast (under 30ms) interaction with coordinated views, even with datasets containing a million or more records; we built it to power analytics for Square Register, allowing merchants to slice and dice their payment history fluidly.

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GitHub’s Ruby style guide

Pair programming really helps everyone keep a consistent coding style, but GitHub’s style guide was an interesting read nonetheless.

Friday, March 23


Actors and futures in Ruby, wrapped in a nice API.

How to write a bug report

Having a problem with an open source library? Here are Jonas’ tips on writing a good bug report that will increase your chance of getting help from the library author.

CSS 3D Clouds

Check out the Michael Bay preset.

Baldur’s Gate for iPad

Baldur’s Gate on iPad

Baldur’s Gate is coming to the iPad! Forget Google Maps, iBooks or iPhoto. This is the killer app.