Read my opinion on using Active Support without Rails in Ruby-only projects. I think the benefits outweigh the cost. Active Support is a Ruby on Rails component that primarily extends the Ruby language providing, a richer experience to developers.
Read how I use cron to keep the RescueTime Application running. I was frustrated at RescueTime crashing and not recording data for a whole week.
I automated seven manual steps to mirror my iPhone to QuickTime using AppleScript. Read about some of the challenges I encountered and see the finalized script being trigged by Alfred.
If you're not one to exercise but you like to play games or watch shows/movies, make it a point to not sit still. Get a stationary bike, an inexpensive treadmill, or other types of exercise equipment and bundle what you want to do with physical activity.
In this post, I present two ways to wrap a shell command and keep its original name. This allows you to run additional statements before and after the execution of a command that you don't own.