Archive for September, 2008

YPC Home Page redesign launched to test audiences

Posted by CobyR on September 30th, 2008

After an all too long development cycle, we have successfully launched a new redesign for our home page, not just a redesign but four of them.  All being tested by randomly assigned samples hitting our site.  It’s been a lot of work getting an AB like testing infrastructure and reporting system in place, all in […]

CentOS – Parallels Virtual Appliance

Posted by CobyR on September 23rd, 2008

Parallels, provides as part of their community section a nice directory of virtual appliances for download with Parallels 2.0 and above.  You can find it at Parallels Appliance Directory.  The CentOS 5 Server application has been a great starting point for me for testing deployments of some of our applications.  I really do love the […]

LA Ruby Logo

Posted by CobyR on September 21st, 2008

At the last LA Ruby group meetup we discussed a logo possibility for LA Ruby, although tossed out in jest, I decided to play with the idea anyway.  Here my first attempt at the concept.  I am just shifting from Paint Shop Pro X under windows to Adobe Photoshop on the mack, so my skills […]

Smidig 2008

Posted by CobyR on September 20th, 2008

Just shipped all of the Confreaks, LLC gear that I had in LA off to SLC so that Carl can get it prepped and shipped to Oslo, Norway. For the second year in a row we are headed to Oslo to record Smidig, an Agile Software Development conference. The conference uses a unique format compared […]

Voices that Matter: Professional Ruby Conference

Posted by CobyR on September 19th, 2008

Join Me at the Professional Ruby Voices That Matter Conference in Boston November 17 – 20!  I will be giving a 30-minutes presentation called “The Many Facets of Ruby at YELLOWPAGES.COM”, in which I’ll detail a number of different ways that we utilize ruby at YELLOWPAGES.COM. Our consumer site was relaunched in June of 2007 […]

Lone Star Ruby Conference 2008

Posted by CobyR on September 7th, 2008

I spent the last two day’s in Austin, Texas at the Lone Star Ruby Conference.  It was a really great event, was able to meet “Matz” again, and have a short conversation about the future of ruby.  The humbleness of this man never ceases to amaze me. YELLOWPAGES.COM and PeepCode sponsored the video recording of […]