Which Vista Version?
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Today Windows Vista is available to customers in seven versions, and I’ve had some friends and family ask which they should buy:

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Sociable 2.0 Beta 2
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The long-awaited Sociable 2.0 release is at hand! Before I do a full release and announcement next week on 2007-02-01, I wanted to do a beta release to shake out any bugs. If you don’t mind the risk that Sociable might smoke a little, please download the beta and let me know how it works for you. (Yep, we’re already on beta 2 — I got an updated site icon just before I finished writing this blog post.)

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Announcing NearbyGamers
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I’d like to invite you all to check out my newest project, NearbyGamers, a service for tabletop gamers to find other players. (As I mentioned earlier, it’s a Rails site.) It’s for people who play RPGs, CCGs, TCGs, wargames, board games — basically any game where you need to have a live human on the other side of a table if you want to play.

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GET and POST variable hashes in Ruby on Rails
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In Rails, you access GET, POST, and routing variables through the params hash. This works almost all the time, except when you duplicate a variable name: routing overwrites GET overwrites POST.

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