1. 4

    I’m really excited about this. We have an older MakerBot at work, and adding an API to it would be fantastic.

    1. 2

      Awesome! I would love to hear how this works for others :)

    1. 2

      Hell yeah emoji stats. It’s incredible how much it gets used, and I love seeing the stats on that.

      1. 1

        I haven’t yet seen a reason for me to use iTerm. I used it in the past, and disliked it because it didn’t feel at home on OS X. Kind of like Firefox vs Safari. All of the reasons mentioned to me feel like they’re solved by other tools or not necessary for me.

        Split panes

        tmux

        Mouseless copy

        vim mode? I don’t find a need for the example iTerm has on their site (search + paste found thing. I use !$ !* for that a lot)

        Paste history

        I use Alfred.app for this and it works system wide, but I could see it as useful for those that don’t use that.

        Full screen

        Terminal.app does this

        Unixyness

        I don’t need middle click paste. I’d be curious about the keyboard shortcuts I’m missing though…

        Expose tabs

        Don’t find this useful, but I suppose it is for people that keep a bunch of tabs open. I usually have a few different things opened in tmux and label well

        Tagged profiles

        Not useful for me, but a feature that some need I suppose.

        1. 2

          Bulbapedia is filled with awesome gems like this. I got bored as a Computer Science freshman and picked up a DS + Pokemon, and used it as a reference when playing. Then I’d randomly look at some article like this and be intrigued by stuff like this :)

          1. 2

            I took a course based on this concept at Georgia Tech, and I have to say it was the most rewarding class I took.

            1. 2

              I really enjoyed this article, though I thought the side effects would be negative. Service oriented architecture seems like a great idea, but I feel like due to the speed & ease of writing a monolithic app makes it a good first choice, but then the transition can be painful.

              1. 1

                Skalnik: http://rdegges.com/service-oriented-problems Looks like he’s heard that a few times :)

              1. 3

                Not sure if I agree with bringing the verbosity of Objective-c to Ruby.

                It’s similar to writing, where it’s easy to write a long rambling paragraph but takes skill to write succinct short sentences that get the point across just as effectively.

                1. 2

                  I’m definitely in the camp of being a bit more verbose in my Ruby than others, but that first method just seems crazy. I feel like just saying “make_person_an_outside_subscriber” would be sufficient, but I don’t have enough context to be certain.

                  1. 1

                    In theory, it’s always been there. Comes from smalltalk. Ruby is perl + smalltalk, much in the way objective-c is c + smalltalk, except ruby doesn’t force the named params style.

                  1. 1

                    I’ve been looking for a way to make tmux match Powerline :)

                    1. 1

                      It amazes me how Amazon has been diverging its strategy and going from selling books to hardware owned products.

                      1. 2

                        Yeah it really surprises me. The move into web services made a lot of sense to me due to Amazon’s experience with it on their own infrastructure. The Kindle made a lot of sense to me since it seemed like a move back to their roots of books.

                        I guess the Kindle Fire and now this phone are Amazon realizing the Kindle hardware they’ve been working on isn’t bad and having a crack at other big markets.

                      1. 3

                        Anyone want to take a guess at what the rocket logo is in the screenshot? I wonder if they are planning on launching a deployment service of some kind.

                        1. 4

                          It’s a link to our Admin page. Nothing exciting :)

                          1. 2

                            Oh well, still a great blog post. Are any components, such as the graph dashboard, open source?

                            1. 6

                              Can’t answer for github, but they mentioned graphite, which is commonly used with statsd to generate realtime graphs. Posts by etsy, shopify and 37signals

                              1. 1

                                Most of the data is just hijacked from other gems like rack-bug or pulled from Graphite and added to our bar.

                              2. 1

                                How about the nav button to the left of “Code”? Or the “search or type a command”?

                            1. 2

                              This is a meta comment, but I think we should shy away from submitting any kind of short urls. They are bad for the web and obfuscate the story’s domain.

                              On topic, I really like these daily services that don’t require me to log in and check a website. One email, every day, and that’s it.

                              1. 1

                                I was about to write something to expand short URLs upon submission, but it looks like in this case the short URL is actually useful, because what it points to is not memorable.

                                1. 1

                                  Perhaps a mix of both? You could show the short URL if it was submitted with one, but link to and do the duplicate checking with the URL that a short URL points to.

                              1. 1

                                This is so useful. It also makes it so much more important for me to have CI on a project if possible. Before if it was a small project, I didn’t care too much, but this is so nice on PRs that I want it setup in case anyone ever sends one.

                                1. 13

                                  Ok, /threads/wycats and /newest/wycats are now working and linked from user profiles.

                                  1. 3

                                    Wow, you’re quick! I upvoted this and figured I’d submit a PR tonight if it was outstanding, and low and behold it’s already done :)

                                    1. 2

                                      Is Lobsters' repository up to date and open?