I really do not want to learn a new web programming language. In my first round, through the late 1990s, it was perl, than I made the jump to doing my web stuff in PHP. Now of course, the rage and sexy code is done in Ruby — any slick new web site that moves and grooves like Basecamp smells like Ruby.

And recently )and this will show that I am not on the edge of everything) I finally signed up for an account on last.fm (have not done much yet), but that was one of the most elegant interfaces I have clicked through in a while.

But hey, I was into Ruby in the 1990s ;-) See my Shockwave Ruby’s Art pad which still works after all these years (okay in OSX you have to lauch Safari in Rosetta mode to even try).

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Yeah, that was done in Ruby.

The post "I Was Doing Ruby in the Mid 1990s" was originally scraped from the bottom of the pickel barrel at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2007/04/ruby/) on April 12, 2007.

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