Slow Responses from the BrainTree Ruby Gem? Try This Fix.

A few weeks ago I was tasked with trying to mitigate some timeout issues in a client’s Rails app making BrainTree calls. This was becoming more of a problem as the client’s users built up more & more history in BrainTree. Apparently you can’t paginate the results or ask BrainTree to exclude certain parts of… Continue reading Slow Responses from the BrainTree Ruby Gem? Try This Fix.

Calculating Standard Deviations in Ruby on Rails (and PostgreSQL)

I need to calculate some Bollinger Bands (BBs) for SwingTradeBot, which is built in Rails 4. Here’s a quick definition of Bollinger Bands: Bollinger BandsĀ® are volatility bands placed above and below a moving average. Volatility is based on the standard deviation, which changes as volatility increases and decreases. So I needed to do some… Continue reading Calculating Standard Deviations in Ruby on Rails (and PostgreSQL)

I’ve Finally Found a Rails 4.x Blogging Engine / Gem

I can’t believe how difficult it’s been to find a good solution for plugging a simple blog into an existing Rails app. I wanted to add a blog to SwingTradeBot, the new site I’m building but most answers to this question that I’ve found say to either use RefineryCMS or “roll your own. Well I… Continue reading I’ve Finally Found a Rails 4.x Blogging Engine / Gem

Follow Your Favorite NFL Team on Your iPad in Flipboard

With N4MD’s new NFL coverage it’s simple to stay up-to-date on your favorite pro football team on your iPad. Simply add your team to your Flipboard favorites and you’ll be informed of all the important team news all season long. Here’s how to add your team to Flipboard: Launch Flipboard and click the “+ More…”… Continue reading Follow Your Favorite NFL Team on Your iPad in Flipboard

Back Online!

Just a test post. I’m rebuilding my web presence after selling Trader Mike in January. So it’s time to resurrect this old blog which I’ve neglected for years…

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My Top 20+ Movies

In answer to Trader X’s question, here are some of my favorite movies. There’s no way I can rank them beyond maybe the first three. Nor could I stop at just twenty so with the help of my historical rankings on NetFlix I’ve gone 40 deep. Depending on my mood, any of these could be… Continue reading My Top 20+ Movies

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