Sameer Siruguri

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Archive for the month “October, 2013”

So You Want To Make A Website In Rails

I’ve been getting a lot of requests lately asking about how much Ruby on Rails someone needs to know, to start coding a prototype. These come from folks with a variety of skills and levels of comfort with programming, mostly with a smattering of front-end (HTML, CSS, some Javascript) exposure, or perhaps some experience in having done some coding in college or for a job many years previously. This article is an attempt to put together a list of pointers that I have been developing over the last few months to help respond to these requests.

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Where To Eat And Drink In Seattle

I lived in Seattle for three years, and get asked every once in a while where I liked to chow down and get a drink. So here’s a list of places that were my favorites while I lived there, broken down by neighborhood and cuisine, in random order. There should be a whole category of places that serve food to help you with the gray, cold, depressingly misty weekend afternoons but maybe if you’ve had a sufficient quantity of beer, it won’t matter.

I never found a satisfactory Chinese, Indian or Mexican place in Seattle. For context, my favorite places to eat these cuisines at in San Francisco are, respectively, Oakland’s Chinatown (because the parking’s a lot easier); Dosa and Aslam’s Rasoi; a bunch of places in the Mission (of course.)

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