I felt a bit like Jack in The Shining during this project, feeling like I was trapped in this big house in the mountains with forces I don’t understand. However, I finished my JQuery Rails project and learned a ton and made it out of the hedge maze alive.
For my rails project, I created a web app that allows users to create, share, and rate loglines. If you’re unfamiliar, a logline is a one or two sentence synopsis of a movie or TV show.
When I was a kid, my best friend’s dad owned a computer company and told us he knew the secret to Fubar. He said he was sworn to secrecy and to this day has never divulged the secret. If you’re not familiar with Fubar, he was a 1980s robot whose name stood for Futuristic Uranium Bio-Atomic Robot. He seemed so life-like and I dreamed of owning one as a kid. Of course, now that I look back at old Fubar videos, it’s pretty clear Fubar was nothing but a big remote control car with a walkie-talkie strapped to his head, probably operated by a guy in a nearby room.
We all want to be at our best when we’re writing code. This is why we should all develop a daily meditation practice.
I live in Park Slope (Brooklyn) where people leave items on the street all the time. Some of the items are worth something — old records, CDs, while others, not so much. Countless times I’ve seen used potty training toilets, crumbling furniture, or old shoes with a “free!” sign on them. Nevertheless, I believe the practice of sharing and hand-me-downs is a societal good, so I decided to build a Sinatra app that allows people to post and find items on the street. I’m sure something similar exists, but it was a good learning exercise.