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May 27, 2010: Random stuff today

Chicago Ruby, Cory Doctorow, Merlin Mann, RailsRx, Ruby, Superman, TextMateNoel RappinComment
I think we're going to be even more random then usual today. Here goes:

If you downloaded the epub version of Rails Test Prescriptins beta 3, then you may have noticed that the promised Cucumber chapter isn't there. The PDF is fine, and I have no idea about the mobi version one way or another. If you were affected by this, please go back to the Prags site and grab the file again, it appears to have been fixed.

I'll be at Chicago Ruby on June 1 at 6 PM -- see link for details. Free pizza!

Matt Aimonetti claims that this tweet from Matz says that Perlisms like $/ might be removed from Ruby 2.0. Okay...

Merlin Mann weighs in with his favorite TextMate themes and a couple of cool bundles. I'm not normally a fan of light text on dark, but I give it a try every now and again.

Brief review of Cory Doctorow's For The Win: Interesting setup, Cory does a good job explaining the economics and setting up the characters. He's really trying to change the world here. Ending of the book is interesting, not completely satisfying. If I get time, a longer review coming somewhere.

My friend Mark Tyler Nobleman, author of Boys of Steel, which is an awesome kids biography of Superman's creators Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, announced that he has a contract for his next book about longtime Batman writer Bill Finger. Yay Mark!