Archive for the ‘ruby’ Category

A printf reference page

January 8, 2010 Leave a comment

Nothing major, but we just made some updates to our printf reference page. This page started off when we were doing a Java project that required some formatted printing, but if you’re familiar with Java, Perl, and Ruby, you know that the printf format syntax is similar across all those languages.

In other news, we’re just keeping an eye on the CES 2010 news. It’s fun to see all the cool, new stuff, but I don’t have any major purchase plans based on anything I’ve seen.

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Alexander Consulting, in Louisville, KY

January 6, 2010 Leave a comment

Just getting into this whole ‘work’ thing again today, and as we were working on blog posts about Mac HTML editors, we realized the website was created with iWeb. So, while we’re in that neighborhood, if you’re interested in Java, Ruby, PHP, Unix, and Linux consulting in Louisville, Kentucky, check out that website.

(Yes, that was a shameless plug.)

Happy holidays

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Happy holidays from the team. We’re all calling it quits for the week, and it’s time to relax and celebrate. Best wishes to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season.

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Pragmatic Bookshelf royalty payments

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

Just catching up on some overdue reading, and I just read the royalty/payment rates that the Pragmatic Bookshelf people are paying. Those are some pretty impressive numbers, especially when they use wording like “40-50% of gross profit.”

I think that “gross profit” terminology scares people off a little bit, because it’s pretty easy to make “profit” disappear in a company. My guess if that most authors just want to be paid off of sales, like X% of all sales.

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