Other thoughts/QuestionsPosted: July 12, 2007
- I need a good Ruby IDE for both windows and Linux. Right now we use Freeride, which seems to be in neither the Debian or Ubuntu repositories. Plus its a bit on the clumsy side and seems to crash quite a bit, although I suspect we are using an older version. Still, suggestions are welcome.
- A good cheap Ruby book would also be useful. My suggestion has been that we write one covering the basics of the language with a ton of examples and problems for the Institute to freely distribute.
- The difference in power draw between CRT and LCT screens needs to be seriously considered when purchasing time comes around, a point I attempted to make about the Intel Iadvance systems when we first saw them(more on this later). While CRT’s are cheaper, the difference in power draw should matter a lot in a country which is beginning to subsidize power saving light bulbs and has huge energy issues right now.