Yesterday’s Thoughts

Archive for February, 2006

February 21, 2006

Bug in acts_as_authenticated

I found a bug in the acts_as_authenticated plugin. The activate method in User fails to update the user record when using both activate and 2-way reversible encryption. The symptom that I was is that @user.save was false in the controller. It fails at this line: update_attributes(:activated_at => Time.now.utc, :activation_code => nil) This fails because there […]

February 7, 2006

Scarborough Country

Scarborough County seems to have jumped the shark. (It was a very little shark.) In the February 13 Newsweek, Marc Peyser writes about Stephen Coubert: He’s the host of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report,” a takeoff of talk-show blowhards like Bill O’Reilly and Joe Scarborough. Newsweek and MSNBC are owned by the same company, and […]

February 3, 2006

Compounding Experience

I’ve been thinking over the past month more about experience, permanence and regrets. The conventional wisdom is that in a person’s life, they make mistakes when they are young, which they regret, learn from and never do again. This sounds great to me. Let’s encourage everyone to make as many mistakes as possible, then they […]