One of the issues I struggled with on MTG Card Prices was how to price a card, based on historical sales.
My initial solution was to take the average price of the prices that had occurred in the last 4 weeks, rolling. Prices for individual cards always...Read More
A few days ago, Jace, the Mind Sculptor and Stoneforge Mystic were banned by Wizards. What is unexpected is that the price for a Foil Jace is still high, close to $200. This may be because the are not many for sale, so their value remains high, or...Read More
Matching Items to a Known Corpus - Jun 3
As part of MTG Card Prices, we have to be able to identify what cards are part of an auction. If you could only list a single card on eBay, this would be relatively simple, but it is complicated by the fact that you can list
- Multiple different cards...
Testing sessions with Sinatra - Feb 8
I’ve got a sinatra-based app that relies on sessions and I need to test them. After doing a little digging, here was the solution I was able to come up with:
- Make sure that you’re setting your RACK_ENV to ‘test’ ( I do this in my Rakefile )
Command line scripts with Sinatra - Nov 16
There are times when I want to do batch processing or perform other command line activities that don’t fit well into the web-framework. The trouble is, my db connection info is based on what “environement” I’m working in. I could re-create the hooks...Read More
Slides used in a talk I gave to the Portland Ruby Brigade in May. View This FileRead More