Poker Report: Monday $40 at the Bike

Is it funny that my originally-techish blog has more regular poker-related updates than it does tech ones? I haven't even written anything about RubyConf yet!

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on poker

Poker Report: Monday $40 at the Bike

After a rough couple of weeks of illness and mostly-recovery, I took a day to play in the $40 No-Limit Hold'em tournament at my usual club. Roughly 18 players, which is exactly the right size for their live tournaments on weekdays. They probably won't run much past midnight, and the prize pool is decent.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on poker

Poker Report: Rebuy at the Bicycle Club

From here on out, if I say I'm going to play in a rebuy tournament, if you mention this post you have the authority to slap me. That said, I think I played well. Read on to see how I faired. (Spoiler alert: I did not cash.)

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on poker

Columbus.rb Code Jam

Finally made it out to the Columbus.rb Code Jam, a monthly meetup of Ruby hackers focused on coding as opposed to watching presentations. It was hosted by the good folks at 2Checkout who provided space and food, which was super-awesome of them. Ironically, not a lot of hardcode coding got done but it's a fun time with fun folks, and I definitely learned a bit. Highly recommended!

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on software

Poker Report: Super-Stack at the Bicycle Club Columbus

I'm going to start writing a quick little report after each poker game I play. The idea is to help me reinforce my good plays, recognize my bad plays, and help my writing. And to brag when I win. Tonight I played at The Bicycle Club in Westerville, in their regular Monday Night Super-Stack no-limit hold'em tournament.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on poker

On Blogging Engines

My personal blog is now powered by Octopress, which is a nice packaged version of Jekyll. I find that I love Jekyll's hackability but that I don't always want to hack on my blogging engine to get it to do something new. Octopress comes with a great set of default plugins for most of the things I wanted to do, with a default theme I can stand.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on meta

Internet Explorer (Silently) Rejecting Cookies

I spent an entire day last week trying to figure out why one of our staging sites wasn't working properly in IE6, and the same chunk of code at a different URL was working just fine. The problem ended up being that IE was blocking cookies from the affected domain. There are two reasons this might happen, and we were hit by both.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on software

Cookieless sessions in Rails

I'm doing some cross-domain JSONP work that requires a session, but Safari doesn't like third-party cookies, even if you use the ridiculous P3P protocol stuff that IE supports.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on software

On Buying Video Games Used

When did crippling products become acceptable?

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on games

Google Font Rails Helper

Need to use the Google Font API in one of your Rails projects? Try the below helper:

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on software

Switching on object class in Ruby

So it turns out, if you're trying to do one of these:

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Portal 2 Trailer

When twitter's down, I post this kind of stuff here. Apparently.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on games and links

PHP Security Presentation at Columbus OWASP

On March 23 I gave an hour-long presentation at the Columbus OWASP on PHP security. It went through the OWASP Top Ten, described each vulnerability, showed some vulnerable code, and explained the fix.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on speaking and software

GPS Failures and User Experience

My GPS taught me a valuable lesson about user experience the other day.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on software

The Security Magic Bullet

Screw input validation, love output normalization.

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Author's profile picture Jon Canady on software