Tis the Season

I can't believe it, but it's here. The Holiday Season is upon us and it's that time of year when schedules get crazy, family members get crazier and life get's turned upside down.

Get Job Offers Without Even Trying

Ok, so you have to try a little. But there are ways to leverage what you are already doing to get people to notice you. Chances are, you might already be doing some of them.

Quickly Add an .rvmrc File to Your Project

If you are using RVM then you probably know about the .rvmrc file, but did you know that there's an easy way of creating it?

Fixing Your iPhone Home Button

Does your iPhone home button seem to have a mind of it's own? Not working like it should? Here's a quick tip on re-calibrating it.

Rails 3.1 - Changes in Migrations

With the release of Rails 3.1, a lot has changed. Migrations saw quite a few changes that I really like and I wanted to share them here. Migrations have always been one of my favorite parts of Rails because they make managing your database tables a breeze and with Rails 3.1 it gets even easier.

The Path to Ruby Enlightenment: Ruby Koans

Want to learn Ruby in a whole new way? How about learning to test while you're at it? Ruby Koans is the answer you have been seeking.

Evaluating Different Ruby and Rails Versions with RVM

If you've ever had to test an application that you are building with different versions of Ruby or Rails then you know how frustrating it can be. RVM aims to erase that frustration by making it incredibly easy to install multiple versions on the same development machine.

Add Disqus Comments to Your Jekyll Powered Blog

In this article I will walk you through the steps I took to add Disqus comments to this blog. It's actually a lot simpler than you might think. - A Great Resource for Design Patterns

I came across a site that offers high quality repeating patterns that are free to use in design projects. Since I can't stand keeping things to myself I had to share.

A New Beginning

Welcome to the new (and hopefully improved) SchmidtHappens. I have been thinking long and hard on how to move forward with my blog and while Tumblr was great for a while I kept hitting walls. I found myself spending less time writing and more time trying to figure out how I could do all the things that I wanted to do. Finally, I made the decision to leave Tumblr and try a new approach.