Ramiro Franco

Long Evenings.

Written on Friday April 27, 2012 at 5:53 p.m.

I've been working more than I probably should, again. With committing hours to multiple contractors on top of my usual work at CrowdCompass, and my own private projects. I feel like I have way more time to projects and work than actual time available for probably the next month or so.

I have been able to schedule a few moments in from time to time. I started my FFXIV account back up and I love all the changes they've made to the game, and recently I through a huge birthday bash for myself that was a rousing success.

The festivities involved a signature cocktail, the French 75, which Angela helped me pick up supplies for. We had sushi, cheese, charcuterie for snacking around the house. We had a bunch of great music videos on the big tv. My friends came together to get me some amazing gifts, and we all celebrated the night away. It was a probably one of the better parties I have had and possibly one of the best I will have.

Busy Bees.

Written on Friday March 30, 2012 at 4:50 p.m.

I've been busy for what really feels like forever. I don't think I've had a real break from working in what has to be three weeks at this point. Don't get me wrong, I love my job, and as far as life situations go, having "too much work" is definitely on the lower end of the suck-scale, but I really do need to take a break soon.

I've mainly been working on a single project for CrowdCompass that involves using Ember.js and Rails. I'm loving the product that's coming out of this. I have great design mock ups from my co-worker Kevin, and amazing back-end support from Matt and Sean so with any luck, this will be finished soon and I'll finally have the time to start up some RPG or MMORPG.

A Brand New Beat

Written on Thursday March 8, 2012 at 7:53 a.m.

As of now, I'm the happy owner of a pair of Lady Gaga's Heartbeats 2.0 head phones, and very happily so. The quality is beyond that of my sony headphones, they are comfortable ( and very adjustable, with 8 different ear pieces to select from ), and best of all, they look bad ass.

I managed to chip a tooth on Sunday, and now I find myself looking to pay for 2 crowns on my teeth ASAP, with another couple of crowns coming soon after.

My old PS3 also died out on me, so I had to replace that too. Not a serious issue or anything, but upsetting non-the-less. Though I did manage to take care of that right away and the newer-slim model heats my apartment up at least 2 degrees (Fahrenheit) less than the old one did, and is much quiter.

White Noise

Written on Tuesday February 28, 2012 at 7:23 a.m.

Last Saturday I finally managed to take a trip out to the Timberline Lodge to snow board. This was actually my first time ever doing so. I found it enjoyable enough, despite white-out conditions and the fact the weather was bad enough that they had closed all but the pucci and bunny lift. I didn't managed to master turning, but I can make it to the bottom of the slope and only eat snow once when I hit the bottom, which has to be some kind of progress. I intend to go back as soon as it's financially feasabile to, but that may take a little while given how costly this sport is.

Returning from my trip I managed to misplaced my nice little sony earbuds and had to work a day without them. I think I was probably 32% less productive that day. So today I made sure to bring in my skullcandy headphones that I had lying about at my desk at home which reminded me just how tinny and terrible the sound from these is.

I wish I could give you a model name so you know which ones to specifically avoid, but unfortunately I can't seem to find one on these. They were one of the 40$ variants of skullcandy, so it's probably safe to avoid just everything in that range from them.

What the Font.

Written on Thursday February 9, 2012 at 12:01 a.m.

So I recently ran into this issue regarding Sass (scss) url imports and Google webfonts. Essentially on half of the machines I tested, if the url import for google webfonts was not the first import, they wouldn't load at all. There was no failure reason reported, and the source was totally correct.

I wish I could give more diagnostic information, I suppose all my test instances were on Rails 3.2 running on OSX Lion, so that may have something to do with it, but besides that the similarities were scarce.