Monthly Archives: November 2009

Back links for your Ruby on Rails application

Here is a nice little helper I wrote to display back links: def back_link link_to "« Go Back", request.env["HTTP_REFERER"].blank? ? "/" : request.env["HTTP_REFERER"] end If you just use the HTTP_REFERER without checking if it’s blank, weird things can happen if someone lands on your page from an email, for example. If you enjoyed this post, make [...]
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Free Market Research Methods Part 1 – Analyzing Public Filings

Last week I attended a Market Research workshop presented by Dr. Dean Chang, Director of Mtech Ventures and Education. Instead of the general advice given at many market research presentations, Dr. Chang put himself in the shoes of a founder and walked us through some motions. This article will cover his take on analyzing public [...]
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Where is my crontab located on Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard?

I googled around for a few minutes with no luck. After probing around my system, here is where I found my crontab file: Macintosh-2:mls TAmoyal$ sudo ls /usr/lib/cron/tabs/ Password: TAmoyal I found it by checking the crontab man page: man crontab Where I saw a “FILES” section: FILES /usr/lib/cron/cron.allow /usr/lib/cron/cron.deny And that lead me [...]
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