Here’s a fine t-shirt that you can get made at any shopping mall that has one of those stores where they’ll stick the slogan of your choice in Cooper Black letters onto a t-shirt or sweatshirt with one of those big press irons. You’ll be a big hit at your next geek gathering!
If you’re a Ruby on Rails developer, there are a couple of events you might be interested in…
Tonight: Rails Pub Nite at The Rhino
The fine folks at local development company Unspace have hosted the monthly Rails Pub Nite for nearly two years now, and the event is going strong. It’s a meet-and-greet event where you can hang out with all sorts of people from those who develop in Rails for food to the curious ones wondering what all the fuss is about. It happens tonight at 7 p.m. at The Rhino (1249 Queen Street West, just west of Dufferin).
Ruby/Rails Project Night – Tuesday, February 12th
In a couple of weeks, TSOT — the company for whom I work — will be hosting its second Ruby/Rails Project Night at its offices (151 Bloor Street West, Suite 1130 — that’s just east of Avenue Road), where various Ruby and Rails developers do presentations on their current project or some aspect of Ruby or Rails. The first was a hit, and if you want to see some pictures, they’re here. As usual, I’ll be doing the opening monologue at Project Night, and I promise it’ll be entertaining.
(By the bye, if you missed it and are interested, I’ll show you the slides from the my Project Night monologue, Rant Said Zed, at Rails Pub Nite tonight. Just ask!)
In case you haven’t been following it over the past few weeks, my tech blog, Global Nerdy, is sporting a new layout (as well as all sorts of stories about nerdy work, life and play):
The new format lets me mix quick blurbs with longer-form articles, and I’ve got some good stuff brewing that will appear soon. Give it a look!
Last night, CBC aired the “trivia” edition of Test the Nation, in which various teams divided by demographic competed against each other. The teams were:
In a trivia contest, the game always goes to the infovores, so it’s no surprise that not only did the Blogger team win, but the highest-scoring player was a blogger: Rick “Canadian Entrepreneur” Spence, who got all but 3 of the 60 questions right. Here he is, posing with the Blogger team’s celebrity coach, Samantha Bee (from The Daily Show):
Well done, bloggers!
On Saturday, the Ginger Ninja and I attended my friend Hector Catre’s birthday bash. I met Hector about thirty years ago through his brother Nic, with whom I went to high school and played in a Billy Idol/Platinum Blonde cover band. Hector’s been around for all sorts of hijinks (including the Worst Date Ever), and I was more than happy to celebrate another trip around the sun with him. Happy birthday, Hector!