Andrew McDonough

Andrew McDonough

Andrew McDonough is a consultant CTO and software developer, currently based between Berlin and London.

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Hello Gatsby

January 26, 2019

The 10 year old Rackspace (previously Slicehost) server running my Wordpress website finally died, so I’m migrating any content that’s still…

Talk: A Trip Back to Where I Grew Up

September 11, 2017

On 11th September 2017, I spoke at the London Ruby Users Group about the modern Java ecosystem. I had left the Java world around a decade…

Ruby Magic

June 08, 2015

On 8th June 2015 I gave a talk to the London Ruby Users Group entitled Ruby Magic . For this talk, I recreated several popular magic…

Ruby Poetry

February 23, 2012

On Tuesday evening, I gave a 20 slide ‘lightning talk’ at the London Ruby Users Group (LRUG) entitled “Ruby Poetry”. Inspired by Murray…

Talk: Eating our own dogfood at Tribesports

June 23, 2011

On 23rd June 2011, I gave a talk at the Hacker News London meetup group on how we ‘eat our own dogfood’ at Tribesports by integrating…

Talk: Ruby Golf

May 09, 2011

On 9th May 2011, I ran a coding competition at the London Ruby Users Group . People were asked to form teams of 4-8 people, and solve nine…

Spotkick - Generate Spotify artist links from your Songkick gig calendar

January 31, 2010

Update (2019) I wrote this post in 2010, and this project won’t work anymore. Recently, I have been consuming a lot of music through…

Colorized Logs in Ruby

October 31, 2009

Update (2019) I wrote this post in 2009. In 2019 I believe my approach is a terrible idea. Adding methods to Ruby’s core classes (like…

Listening to The Ashes commentary on my iPhone

July 09, 2009

Update (2019): I wrote this post in 2009, so it’s probably not very useful anymore. I’ve left it here, as I am trying not to let content…

Reply/Star/Archive/Spam - Achieving Inbox Zero using four important keyboard shortcuts in Gmail

July 02, 2009

It’s easy to let your email get on top of you. Fortunately, since I moved to Gmail for my domain , it has been to be a lot easier to avoid…