I have a bit of a soft spot for the Ruby programming language. Something about using it is enjoyable. I’ve mainly used Ruby in the past for websites via Ruby on Rails so I was pretty pleased to see the Ruby games framework DragonRuby get released recently. During my day to day work I do a lot of maths and charting but I’ve never written a chart from scratch before so here is my attempt at a line chart using DragonRuby.
The source code is here and the global temperature data came from here.
So far my impressions of the framework are good. It’s brand new so clearly isn’t feature complete and I’ve had a few problems but the developers are doing a great job of sorting things promptly.
I’ve recently release a new Android App to track intermittent fasting, which I’ve been doing in real life for a few months now. The app is mostly for my own use but figured I’d put it on the store in case it is of any interest to anyone else.
Lightweight intermittent fasting app that allows you to start a fast for a target period, get notified when the period is up and keeps a history of previous fasts.
It could be improved by slowly zooming in and out rather than happening instantly. If you wanted the TV to act as a computer it would probably be better to release the player from the look and zoom state by the movement keys instead of amount of mouse movement.