Archive for the 'Tips' Category

The three kinds of Rails migrations

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Greetings, What alternative do you suggest for using models in migrations? I was in several situations where I had to not only change the underlying db structure but change the contained data, too. Data changes, especially moving data around, are almost always rake task-worthy in my experience. The other side of that, populating large amounts […]

Firefox2 + GMail == Memory Leak

Monday, January 15th, 2007

Greetings, Just noting that I closed my ‘gmail’ window, and my Firefox process went from 883M to 585M. I guarantee that 300M weren’t being used by the gmail page as it stood. Perhaps Google’s Javascript foo is not as powerful as they’d like, and it’s holding onto old AJAX results? I can guess a few […]

Firefox 2.0 tab usage and tips

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Greetings, I’m with Lorelle on tab usage. I regularly have between 2-5 windows, each with 30+ tabs. I do it because I’ll be reading an article on something I want to know more about, and I’ll run across an interesting link in the article, but not want to lose the flow of what I’m reading. […]