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  • Running Rspec Tests in Vagrant From Vim

    March 27, 2017

    I have been using Vim to develop for Ruby on Rails for almost a year now and I just recently set myself up so that I could run my tests from Vim, using https://github.com/thoughtbot/vim-rspec. At BookBub we currently run our development applications inside of Vagrant so this only changed the setup a little bit. To get it to work in my Iterm on Macos with Vagrant I installed the thoughtbot/vim-rspec plugin and then added the following lines to my configuration:

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  • Post Grad Reading Goals

    December 19, 2016

    Science tells us we should read and successful people make it a priority, so why have I not been reading regularly? During college it is easy to make excuses and say you are too busy or don’t have time to read. I used these excuses over and over again but I don’t really believe them. This past semester I began reading almost daily and it did not hurt my grades or sleep, but by the end of the semester I had stopped reading altogether. Now that I am done with the semester I am trying to catch up on my goal of reading 18 books this year. To do this I need to read five books before January 1st.

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  • How I Work

    December 13, 2016

    The How I Work series on Lifehacker is one of my favorite Lifehacker series. I always enjoy seeing how other people work and see if I an pick up any new tricks. I decided it was time I gave a similar overview.

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  • Ansible and Distributed-Systems Course Project

    November 14, 2016

    This semester I am taking a bunch of cool fun classes before graduation. One of those classes is Distributed Systems and Algorithms. One of our projects was a simplified implementation of a distributed file system using Raymonds algorithm. Implementation was pretty specific to the class and very constrained but something I wanted to share was my usage of Ansible. The project had to be launched in three separate regions and know information about the other hosts. I saw this as the perfect use for the dynamic inventory abilities of Ansible I’ve used previously.

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  • My First Gem

    February 28, 2016

    I spent a large part of my Saturday learning a new programming language. Who doesn’t do that every now and then? I spent the afternoon learning some Ruby and publishing my first Ruby Gem. This summer I will be interning at a company using Ruby on Rails and I want to be able to dive in head first into the work without worrying about picking up a brand new language.

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