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The Buckblog

assorted ramblings by Jamis Buck

Announcements

Feb 2015

Mazes for Programmers: Beta!

4 February 2015 — The author announces the beta availability of his new book, "Mazes for Programmers", and invites the reader to participate in its completion by offering feedback, corrections, and suggestions — 2-minute read
Jan 2015

Hanging Out a Shingle

26 January 2015 — Our hero's plans change, and his journey takes an unexpected turn. — 1-minute read

Getting Back in the Pool

20 January 2015 — An announcement. Our hero indicates his availability for work, in the hopes that some team, somewhere, will make him an offer he cannot refuse — 2-minute read
Feb 2011

Kaleidoscope

19 February 2011 — A brief observation on the nature of discovery. The author's introduction to Wythoff constructions, and an announcement of a novel uniform tiling library. Sample tilings are demonstrated — 2-minute read

Mazes in CoffeeScript

9 February 2011 — The author introduces the code used to write the maze demos for the previous algorithm blog posts — 2-minute read
Dec 2010

Theseus 1.0

20 December 2010 — 3-minute read

Nov 2010

Ekawada: Approved for Sale!

23 November 2010 — 1-minute read

Ekawada: Submitted!

4 November 2010 — 1-minute read

May 2009

BucketWise v1.1.0

14 May 2009 — 4-minute read

Apr 2009

BucketWise v1.0.0

20 April 2009 — 1-minute read

Feb 2009

Net::SSH and friends, update

1 February 2009 — 2-minute read

Aug 2008

Capistrano 2.5.0

28 August 2008 — 1-minute read

SQLite3-Ruby 1.2.3

27 August 2008 — 1-minute read

Online Capistrano Tutorial #2

4 August 2008 — 1-minute read

Jul 2008

Online Capistrano Tutorial Session

7 July 2008 — 1-minute read

Jun 2008

Capistrano 2.4.3

28 June 2008 — 1-minute read

Net::SSH 2.0.3

28 June 2008 — 1-minute read

Capistrano 2.4.0

13 June 2008 — 5-minute read

May 2008

Capistrano 2.3.0

2 May 2008 — 5-minute read

Net::SSH 2.0 (and friends)

2 May 2008 — 5-minute read

Apr 2008

Maintenance Releases: Capistrano, Net::SSH

30 April 2008 — 1-minute read

Preview Releases: Net::SSH, Net::SSH::Multi

19 April 2008 — 2-minute read

More preview releases from the Net::SSH family

10 April 2008 — 4-minute read

Mar 2008

Preview Releases: Net::SSH and friends

22 March 2008 — 2-minute read

Magic 8ttp Ball

7 March 2008 — 1-minute read

Feb 2008

Capistrano 2.2.0

27 February 2008 — 3-minute read

Net::SFTP 1.1.1

25 February 2008 — 1-minute read

Capistrano 2.2.0 Preview

22 February 2008 — 2-minute read

Nov 2007

Documentation coordinator

30 November 2007 — 1-minute read

Call for help: Capistrano documentation

14 November 2007 — 2-minute read

Oct 2007

Capistrano 2.1

14 October 2007 — 5-minute read

Sep 2007

Capistrano 2.1 Preview #1

1 September 2007 — 4-minute read

Aug 2007

Net::SSH 2.0 preview #1

21 August 2007 — 3-minute read

Jul 2007

Capistrano: Multistage

23 July 2007 — 2-minute read

Capistrano 2.0

21 July 2007 — 2-minute read

Jun 2007

Capistrano 2.0 Preview 4

28 June 2007 — 2-minute read

Net::SSH 1.1.2

18 June 2007 — 1-minute read

Capistrano 2.0 Preview 3

15 June 2007 — 3-minute read

May 2007

Capistrano 2.0 Preview 2

10 May 2007 — 4-minute read

Net::SSH 1.1.1

9 May 2007 — 1-minute read

Apr 2007

Net::SSH 1.1.0

30 April 2007 — 3-minute read

Capistrano 2.0 Preview 1

24 April 2007 — 1-minute read

Feb 2007

Capistrano 1.4.0

3 February 2007 — 2-minute read

Introducing TzTime

2 February 2007 — 3-minute read

Jan 2007

SQLite3/Ruby 1.2.0

13 January 2007 — 3-minute read

Nov 2006

A Rubyish DSL for Logic Programming

6 November 2006 — 2-minute read

Oct 2006

The Rails Way

31 October 2006 — 2-minute read

Sep 2006

GDB wrapper for Ruby

25 September 2006 — 2-minute read

Aug 2006

Capistrano 1.1.9 (beta)

30 August 2006 — 1-minute read

Mar 2006

Got a Snazzy Capistrano Recipe?

18 March 2006 — 2-minute read

Capistrano 1.1

6 March 2006 — 1-minute read

SwitchTower: Renamed

5 March 2006 — 4-minute read

SwitchTower C&D

3 March 2006 — 1-minute read

Jan 2006

SwitchTower 0.10.0

2 January 2006 — 3-minute read

Dec 2005

Rails 1.0

13 December 2005 — 1-minute read

Nov 2005

Enter the Bumblelog

7 November 2005 — 1-minute read

Oct 2005

Writeboard

3 October 2005 — 2-minute read

Jul 2005

Rails 0.13, Basecamp 2, Backpack

6 July 2005 — 1-minute read

May 2005

Backpack is now available

3 May 2005 — 1-minute read

Apr 2005

RDoc Template

8 April 2005 — 1-minute read

Mar 2005

Syntax 0.7

23 March 2005 — 2-minute read

Oct 2004

Needle 0.9

28 October 2004 — 1-minute read

Needle on RubyForge

12 October 2004 — 1-minute read

Apr 2004

Copland

11 April 2004 — 1-minute read

Mar 2004

Fanfare for the Common Programmer

16 March 2004 — 1-minute read