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June 11, 2010: Get Ready for Whyday

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Looks like I did get a few links gathered yesterday. I'm also working on a post about PeepOpen, TextMate, and RubyMine, I had an interesting day with all of them yesterday. I also remember working on a book-like thing once upon a time, and the whole point of doing this daily blog was to give me an incentive to work on the book every day.

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August 19th is the anniversary of Why The Lucky Stiff's sudden withdrawal from the online Ruby community, and Glenn Vanderburg is organizing Whyday for this Aug 19th, as a day to "put your best practices away" and celebrate Why's unique spirit and contributions by making something great and off the normal path. That sounds like a great idea.

The GitHub team has put up gitref.org, which is a short and clear reference to commonly used git commands (is it missing rebase, or am I going crazy?)

In the "been there, needed that" category, we have this little snippet from Jim Neath for determining an image's orientation from paperclip.

A couple of Phusion Passenger links: from a couple of days ago, a response to an Igvita article about Rails performance and a preview of performance in the upcoming Passenger 3.

The first Safari extension I might actually use is Instapaper Beyond.