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^ pair programming editor
215541 [marinho.tobo] Sorry, this might be a little bit off topic....
+ 215542 [foamdino gma] It requires GTK, so it's cross-platform, although a bit of a pain for
+ 215748 [hal9000 hype] This feature has been talked about for years for FreeRIDE.

^ Ruby-gnome/gtk and Positioning?
215544 [shevegen lin] Not sure if this is the proper place to ask for a ruby-gtk/gnome
+ 215621 [nospam nosit] I apologize for what appears to be a digression, but I have been having
+ 215724 [logancapaldo] You are asking the wrong layer. The window manager has the final say in

^ ruby spot it ....
215545 [marinho.tobo] I follow the threads here on the list, and i read some of the questions and answers, but most of them seem to be pretty complicated (Q&A...). Okay, I must admit, I am quite new to ruby (well not soo quite ;) )  and to programming. But i find it interesting to read other noob questions (some of them i understand, some i could answer , most of the time they are already answered..) just for learning reasons.
+ 215550 [a2800276 gma] What sort of motivation would a "professional" have to go to a
+ 215558 [shortcutter ] There is already the forum which IIRC is targeted at the same audience.
  215561 [marinho.tobo] I guess, that right now, the motivation would be the same like answering such questions here. But maybe i can find some others ... ;) But the main idea is, that other beginners correct them and learn from the errors.
  + 215617 [nospam nosit] Basically a good idea, but there are lots of beginner threads here, and just
  | 215766 [a2800276 gma] I believe it's a "tragedy of the commons" type problem. The
  | 215803 [james graypr] Pat Eyler and I were discussing this yesterday.
  + 215787 [garbagecat10] Well, there's always the most straightforward motivation of all: money. Some

^ Test::Unit and class attributes
215555 [aidy.rutter ] I have a test class the inherits from Test::Unit::TestCase.
215573 [chrisjroos g] Yup.

^ London Startup Looking for Ruby on Rails Developer
215557 [henry lifecl] We are looking for a UK based ruby on rails developer, (preferably
+ 215560 [foamdino gma] Ok, I'm interested, but I'm not based in London - does that discount me?
| 215618 [nospam nosit] No problem, but, wherever you are, you will have to agree to a virtual tea
+ 215562 [djberg96 gma] Be sure to post this to jobs.rubynow.com (with a fuller description) as
+ 215713 [snail objmed] Henners <henry@lifeclubs.co.uk> writes
  215721 [nepentherepr] When you find yourself sitting around with some smart people and a
  215725 [snail objmed] <nepenthereprisal@aol.com> writes

^ [ANN] Dr Nics Magic Models 0.8 - Validate Anything
215565 [drnicwilliam] In the first run of the sell-out Magic Models - I cant believe its an

^ clicking web page tab
215566 [all itgiant.] i have a tab on a web page that i want watir/ruby to click.
+ 215817 [alex_f_il ho] You can try  SWExplorerAutomation (SWEA) from
+ 216440 [bpettichord ] ie.frame(:id, 'topMenu').div(:id, 'header').click

^ ruby/win32ole Excel Move problem
215571 [craig.m.mora] I have been trying to implement this Excel subroutine in Ruby, but am
+ 215614 [nospam nosit] So where's your Ruby code? That will help us help you.
| 215646 [mguterl gmai] This may be of some help.  Specifically the C# example code.  It looks as
+ 215641 [david.mullet] Regarding moving the worksheet, this does the trick for me...
  215662 [craig.m.mora] mully, thanks for the kickstart.  You had the right answer.  Here it is
  215679 [nospam nosit] If there are only a few worksheets, the fact that it's a bubble sort
  215686 [craig.m.mora] Paul-
  215719 [nospam nosit] Okay, then. If all the worksheet names are unique, simply read all the
  215849 [craig.m.mora] This is a great approach!  I'm going to give it a whirl.  To answer
  215852 [craig.m.mora] Sorting the sheets in Ruby works great.  Thought I'd share the code for
  215993 [nospam nosit] sheet_array.sort.reverse!

^ Custom PDF Viewer & Printer
215574 [enrico.ripam] 1- Only view a PDF document (and any other features to browse in PDF
215579 [halostatue g] This is probably the wrong place to post about this, as this isn't a

^ Re: Apology [WAS: Re: Ducktator - A Duck Type Validator]
215581 [halostatue g] Apology accepted. I have been a little harsh in my response to your
215589 [shortcutter ] First of all: great that you all found a way back together - this does

^ How do I tell gem to always get the MSWin32 version, if one is available?
215588 [GENIE prodig] If anyone could help me out, I'd appreciate it.

^ Rejected Ruby book ideas by O'Reilly
215596 [Daniel.Berge] I'm curious how many people out there have had a Ruby book proposal
+ 215605 [Daniel.Berge] Let me expand that to the last five years (in case that matters).
+ 215607 [Mail Jonas-H] [...snip...]
+ 215615 [peter semant] Presumably you will also want a list of all those who made successful
| 215619 [Daniel.Berge] Fair enough.  I'd be interested to hear about those, too.
| 215649 [pwood22 gmai] Berger, This is your boos.
| + 215651 [pwood22 gmai] Boos ?? Did I say Boos ? I meant boss :)
| + 215652 [sambient gma] Sounds harsh , till I read it came from boos.
|   215758 [hal9000 hype] Berger, this is your booze talking. What's this we hear
+ 215653 [oliver.march] a book with O'Reilly. You are asking people to give fairly confidential
+ 215761 [eero.saynatk] You think you can exploit this loophole in the Rules?
| 215809 [wccrawford g] That's absolutely hilarious.
| 215859 [wccrawford g] I hope you meant to be humorous with that, because ... well, it's
| 215899 [robert.dober] acclamation, it is much more funny than you might think for us Austrians we
| 215938 [tdjordan gma] 10. Swine Life: The Autobiography of Chuck E. Bacon
| + 215946 [chiology gma] Awesome. I may well steal this! ;)
| | + 215949 [robert.dober] M.T.
| | + 215984 [twifkak comc] extend self
| + 215982 [headius head] Hey now, we've got publishers begging to do a JRuby book :P
+ 215970 [chneukirchen] Are you gonna write "Mastering O'Reilly Book Rejections"?  Or
  215978 [toalett gmai] How about "Writing a Book for O'Reilly (And Have It Rejected!) in a Nutshell"?
  215979 [wgrosso wgro] writing books, but I'd be glad to answer some questions (or introduce
  216039 [toalett gmai] I'm not planning to write a book, but perhaps that's what the original

^ Re: [OT] Rejected Ruby book ideas by O'Reilly
215613 [nospam nosit] Haven't you been reading the technical press lately? You are doing your
215616 [Daniel.Berge] <rant snipped>
+ 215623 [shortcutter ] You make it really sound like a spy plot.  Can you at least promise to
| + 215625 [Daniel.Berge] Certainly....offline. :)
| | + 215627 [codeblogger ] TANSTAOA
| | + 215628 [phurley gmai] This will be an interesting hallway conversation at RubyConf :-)
| | + 215640 [geneven rock] "This communication is the property of Qwest and may
| |   + 215689 [GENIE prodig] To be fair, nothing in the disclaimer says anything like that.  It says
| |   + 215893 [jtregunna bl] I think you'll find any sane court rule that the expectation of
| |     215925 [znmeb cesmai] As a matter of fact, most employers are what is known as "employers at
| |     215944 [robert.dober] if I might add, that is not true on this side of the lake, no I do not mean
| + 215755 [hal9000 hype] LOL, well, we all die of something...
|   215767 [shortcutter ] Actually I won't.  And dying from curiosity is a slow and long death -
+ 215630 [nospam nosit] / ...
  + 215645 [rangerrick g] Never get involved in a book war in Asia.
  | 215650 [phurley gmai] I have spent the last several years building up an immunity to trolling powder.
  + 215655 [james graypr] "I do not think him is what you think him is."  ;)
  + 215656 [leslieviljoe] But how do you know the policies of anyone's company? Do you also work
  | + 215666 [wilsonb gmai] I stopped working a long time ago. Took too much time away from ruby-talk.
  | + 215677 [nospam nosit] / ...
  + 215671 [jmg3000 gmai] Oh, the sot has spoken! What happens to the OP is not truly your
  | + 215672 [aglarond gma] Do you hear that sound, Your Geekness?  Those are the shrieking trolls.
  | + 215772 [robert.dober] why would *that* be a reason???
  | + 215889 [louis.j.scor] And you! Joyless, duckless, closureless, call/cc-less! Do you want me
  + 215716 [chiology gma] The appearance that he has a job? Perhaps, sir, some people use work
  | 215720 [nospam nosit] Wrong. Under present circumstances my advice is timely and apt.
  | + 215722 [dblack wobbl] Please, guys, take it somewhere else.  Thanks.
  | + 215728 [adelle bulle] When I saw the title of this thread, I was expecting a funny list.
  |   + 215731 [znmeb cesmai] Yeah, me too ... in fact, I was all set to create a couple ...
  |   | + 215735 [wilsonb gmai] 11. 'With Wrath Divine': Blogging About Ruby Performance
  |   | | 215743 [vjoel path.b] If we pool our best ideas, maybe we can win the thinkgeek t-shirt contest.
  |   | | 215746 [znmeb cesmai] Yeah ... I'm in ... the #1 goes on the back or something
  |   | + 215747 [matt technor] Hey!  I resemble that remark!
  |   | | 215757 [chiology gma] 1. Ruby, on a Bad Day: Why PHP Really is Ugly
  |   | | 215843 [ruby philip.] I can't believe I haven't seen this one yet...
  |   | | 215844 [tanner.burso] Lightweight Ruby Editors: A look at edlin, cat, and magnetized sewing
  |   | | 215927 [znmeb cesmai] Hollerith Card Processing in Ruby
  |   | | 215930 [phlipcpp yah] I got that one beat.
  |   | | 215934 [znmeb cesmai] Man ... that's impressive.
  |   | + 215966 [chneukirchen] ...and that one was just rejected because O'Reilly doesn't publish
  |   |   215995 [znmeb cesmai] Well, if we *really* want to be off-topic, we could start a Common Lisp
  |   |   216005 [alex blackke] Nah...  Too easy :-)
  |   + 215734 [twifkak comc] Yeah, so was I.
  |   | + 215737 [znmeb cesmai] Yowza!!
  |   | + 215739 [tom infoethe] Device Driver Development with Ruby
  |   + 215741 [vjoel path.b] 10. Ruby on Rails on Steroids
  |     + 215744 [ara.t.howard] - The Sound Of One Block Calling
  |     | + 215752 [caldridge gm] Interesting topic
  |     | + 215759 [znmeb cesmai] Lambdas and Closures and Blocks, Oh My!
  |     | + 216010 [gregory.t.br] also, Ruby: It'll get ya laid.
  |     + 215754 [dave pragpro] charset=US-ASCII;
  |     + 215776 [Mail Jonas-H] 10. Ruby: Makes you try to be funny, very hard.
  |       + 215777 [robert.dober] Both of you made me laugh a lot
  |       + 215801 [james graypr] Classic!
  |         215802 [thomas.adam2] It certainly could be a classic.  I suspect people would buy it to.
  |         215815 [twifkak comc] ruby-talk Drinking Games
  |         215828 [robert.dober] A question to all native speakers,
  + 215726 [steven lumos] Wow, Paul.  Perhaps you could be bothered to read the lines prefixed
  + 215756 [hal9000 hype] I am not left-brained either!

^ Ruby and Borland C++
215624 [   rw wi.com] I successfully build ruby using both Borland C++ Builder 6 and BDS2006
215633 [nospam nosit] / ...
215648 [   rw wi.com] Thanks Paul for you reply, still I can not solve the problem. I think
215821 [logancapaldo] [snip some includes]
215853 [   rw wi.com] Unfortunately it doesn't help. I just got lost in these redefinitions.

^ dot matrix printer !
215631 [gugui_sarubi] is it possible with Ruby ? is there a web-site about it ? Im found
+ 215636 [nospam nosit] This requires knowledge of the printer's control codes. Some printers are
+ 215723 [mike stok.ca] It looks like you can download a user manual for it from

^ Question about drb and databases
215632 [bjohnson med] Let's say I have 2 servers. One has the database, the other doesn't. The
215635 [nospam nosit] No -- unless I am not understanding you. But if both machines are on the
215642 [bjohnson med] Right, but if I distribute ruby onto a completely different machine the
215674 [ezmobius gma] Hey Ben-

^ [OT] Company email disclaimers (was: [OT] Rejected Ruby book ideas by O'Reilly)
215647 [Daniel.Berge] No.  You must now be liquidated.  Fool! :-P
215654 [james graypr] This is commonly discussed online these days.  I believe the general
215658 [phurley gmai] IMHO gmail is a great way to manage (and search) mailing lists...

^ Ruby connection to MySql
215659 [lynchnco pat] I'm going thru the "PickAxe" book but can find only limited information
+ 215665 [gavin.kistne] ...
+ 215667 [wilsonb gmai] This is a relatively low-level way to work with a database.
+ 215669 [rdm cfcl.com] As far as I know, Ruby itself has no language support for
+ 215690 [jmg3000 gmai] ...
  216773 [lynchnco pat] Thanks for the link...I'll work it and let you know how I make out...
  216985 [lynchnco pat] Good morning,
  + 216998 [alex blackke] Um...  If you've got Rails working with MySQL, you've got Ruby working
  + 217025 [wilsonb gmai] Ruby has tons of database support. I routinely use MySQL, Oracle,
    217060 [lynchnco pat] Wilson,
    217075 [wilsonb gmai] gem install mysql --remote
    217087 [lynchnco pat] Worked beautifully! THX. I had been working with MySql previously so I

^ =?WINDOWS-1252?Q?Re:_[ANN]_Dr_Nic=92s_Magic_Mo?= =?WINDOWS-1252?Q?dels_0.8_-_Validate_Anything?=
215661 [rick.denatal] You don't happen to be the guy in the white jacket in those new Hummer

^ Re: Company email disclaimers (was: [OT] Rejected Ruby book ideas by O'Reilly)
215663 [djberg96 gma] Ok James, I hear you, loud and clear.
215670 [aglarond gma] Why not just subscribe with your gmail account?  No need to go through

^ Re: Dr Nics Magic Mo?
215668 [drnicwilliam] I can't confirm or deny. Got a link to the ad on youtube or somewhere?

^ Newbie Rails Authentication Woes
215675 [fred.lee gma] couldn't find a rails specific one)  anyway -
215682 [jgarvin.list] This is the official rails group.

^ Calculate last day of month
215676 [walkerhunter] This is probably an easy one for somebody, but I couldn't figure it out
+ 215678 [gavin.kistne] The last day in a month is the day before the first day in the next
| 215687 [xennocide ya] puts Date.new(2006, 9, -1)
+ 215680 [nospam nosit] subtract one day and read the resulting components.
| 215683 [ara.t.howard] except you have to handle december specially - else you'll end up with the
| + 215685 [walkerhunter] Very cool!  That worked!  Thank you!
| + 215688 [banshee bans] You need to add a month, not a fixed number of days, since you can't predict
|   215692 [phurley gmai] Yeah that was my first thought too, but notice he is constructing a
|   + 215695 [gavin.kistne] Well, aren't you Mr. Tricky? :)
|   | 215704 [ara.t.howard] that is damn cool.  missed that.
|   + 215703 [ara.t.howard] exactly ;-)
|     215711 [shortcutter ] Or the month after that - depending on where you start. :-)
|     215712 [ara.t.howard] require 'date'
|     215770 [shortcutter ] Yes, of course.  I didn't want to insunuate you code would not do what you
|     215837 [jes luretank] require 'expanded_date'
+ 215697 [vil.seducteu] Looking for an alternate way: could this be a step in the right
+ 215700 [thopre gmail] Date.new((Date.today>>1).year,(Date.today>>1).month,1)-1)
+ 215881 [russell.trac] Date.new(2006, 9,-1)

^ Mac OS X droppable Ruby scripts
215691 [damphyr free] OK, it's been a long absence. And ruby-lang is online! And my nick is in
215693 [dharple gene] I think [Platypus](http://www.sveinbjorn.org/platypus) will fit what
215696 [gavin.kistne] How about using DropScript?

^ (none)
215702 [ron.reidy gm] unsubscribe

^ gem installer and scripts
215706 [txtoth gmail] Is there a way to get gem to run a script during an install similar to
215710 [wilsonb gmai] Include a script with one of the following names in the base directory
215812 [txtoth gmail] Thanks. I created a post-install.rb and tested it but it doesn't get run
215901 [TimHunter nc] I can only speak for RMagick, but fwiw,

^ [SUMMARY] Secret Agent 00111 (#94)
215714 [james graypr] Mission Report

^ [ANN] PatchServer 0.3
215715 [zoso foton.e] New PatchServer release (0.3). It is mostly a bugfix release, but see a=

^ A standard like WSGI for Ruby?
215730 [rubyfan gmai] There's a perennial discussion on Reddit about the strengths of Python vs Ruby.
215736 [twifkak comc] Well, part of that is mindshare. Consider that the Nitro, IOWA authors
215763 [khaines enig] At the end of the day, the IOWA/Mongrel integration is a trivial thing,
215818 [logancapaldo] I think that was exactly Devin's point. (Is that it's so trivial, Ruby
215820 [khaines enig] Yeah.  I was trying to support his point with my example. :)
215823 [logancapaldo] I'm glad this whole thread is people agreeing!
215826 [znmeb cesmai] Yes ... I agree

^ Reading files from the internet into RMagick
215742 [szymon.rozga] I am not sure how to go about doing this. I would like to get a file
215749 [wilsonb gmai] Does this work?
215816 [szymon.rozga] That works. I wasn't aware of the way binary IO was done in Ruby.

^ converting a number to a date
215745 [walkerhunter] My XML request returned a date field as a "string" with the value of
+ 215751 [eban os.rim.] % ruby -e 'p Time.at("1158364800000".to_i / 1000.0).utc'
| 215760 [walkerhunter] This helps a lot.  Thank you!
+ 215832 [devlists-rub] You can, if you have any idea how that date is being encoded.  It
  215834 [walkerhunter] What format do I need for the Date or DateTime object?
  215840 [devlists-rub] There are a number of ways to parse dates and times.  The most basic