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Once upon a time, I bought a copy of Winzip. This is before the days that zipping was built into the Windows OS. Occasionally, I get promotional email from them and I'm too lazy to unsubscribe. Well, I'm glad I haven't, because I got an email from them about a new service.
If you browse the web, I'm sure you've heard about del.icio.us. It's a site for maintaining links on the web. Like most of the sites out there that claim to be the hottest new technology, I shrugged my shoulders, said "meh", and forgot about it. Clever URL, but I don't need it.
I've been using Google Analytics for myself for quite a while. I generally put it into all the sites I build for clients.
While in Minnesota, I picked up my sister's copy of Camille Paglia's "Sex, Art, and American Culture". I flipped randomnly to a chapter called "Sexual Personae: The Cancelled Preface". I read the following section:
Some angels visited me in a dream and told me to get off my Microsoft high horse. They told me to go to http://www.rubyonrails.com. I think I may have seen the light. I was getting really tired of the .NET framework being either ridiculously high-level with widgets that made your page look and act like a dorky .NET site or ridiculously low-level where you had to write a bunch of code for pretty standard database/middle-tier transactions.