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Num Sum

This is a clever use of Rails+DHTML: Num Sum, for example.

I’m quite interested in this as I need to write some internal data analysis programs that I think would work well with data presentation similar to this.

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Organising your mail

Started reading dwelle’s site after seeing an interesting post about tags. More on that later. He had a discussion about a post by Jeremy Zawodny on Is your email Inbox a stack or a queue?.

I tried to post a comment in response, but it didn’t like me for some reason.

One method I’ve found useful when using Thunderbird is the “Group By” sort feature. Copied from Outlook, it splits the message view pane into Today, Yesterday, This Week, Last Week and Older. Can be useful for quickly sorting messages into arrival periods.

Sometimes my Inbox count gets up to 1000+ messages, especially when I might be travelling or very busy. When it gets like that no matter what I constantly miss things. Even when its smaller, in a normal day dealing with 50+ messages, I will likely lose at least one message a week. This has lead me to start thinking about moving of my mail arrival management into an issue-tracker. Roundup say, but with some additional development.

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XUL and Rails

An interesting extension to the recent Recipe tutorial on OReilly, adding a XUL interface.

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Rolling with Ruby on Rails

Nice straight forward development walk-thru for a recipe webapp with Ruby on Rails. It would be further interesting if the author continued with in a similar comparison walk-thru to the web-application at PyWebBlog.

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