Flash Messages Helper: Rails Gem for displaying flash messages

Posted on JANUARY 19TH, 2010

I would like to announce the release of another gem over on Gemcutter .


The flash_messages_helper gem is a simple but configurable and well documented helper for displaying flash messages inside of your Ruby on Rails applications.

For full details see the readme over on github .

Sorry for being so breif. Ruby 1.9 and Rails 3 compatablily are next on the roadmap for all these gems. I have promissed screencasts of some these recently released gems in action following the compatibly milestones.


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Gravatar Image Tag: New features and bundled into a gem.

Posted on JANUARY 4TH, 2010

The Rails Gravatar Plugin has undergone a bunch of changes recently. Highlights for this 0.0.2 relase are as follows.


  • It is now bundled into a gem hosted over on Gemcutter. (Still works as a plugin also)
  • Support for pulling Gravatars off of a secure https server was added.
  • Support for using Gravatar ratings was added.
  • Support for specifying a file extension was added.

All the old and new features and usage is well documented in the projects README.


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Attribute Normalizer: Now also in ruby gem flavor

Posted on JANUARY 2ND, 2010
sudo gem install attribute_normalizer

The Attribute Normalizer rails plugin has been packaged up into a ruby gem hosted over at Gemcutter.


This release (0.1.1) also includes bug, feature, and documenation fixes.

I am looking for feedback on what I have planned for the 0.2 release of the gem/plugin.


Please take a look at the roadmap over on github and email me or drop a comment here with your feedback.

Mike D.


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Arrrr me bucko. Bringer along side for some booty

Posted on SEPTEMBER 17TH, 2009


Shiver me timbers. Saturday be International Speak Like A Pirate Day! It just so happens that I be doing a talk on metaprogramming that very same day at Edmonton Code Camp n’ I think I may have found a way t’ mix in a little pirate speak.

In hopes o’ helping out anyone else who may find themselves suprised by tha upcoming Speak Like A Pirate Day … I give ye The Booty Gem!


Install n’ run ahoy matey

gem sources -a gems.github.com
sudo gem install mdeering-booty
# We all require a little...
require 'booty'
msg =  'There was no question this was going to work as a singleton call.  All puns intended!'
Booty.call(msg) # => "There was nay question this was going t' brig as a singleton call.  All puns intended! surrender yer booty."


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