My first ruby gem

I finally did it! I wrote my first Ruby gem. I was finding the need to insert some JSON data into a development instance of Vertica for some testing at work. This tool will take some JSON data, guess the schema, and insert that data into Vertica. Nothing complicated, but a simple tool like that …

NHL Video Game Stats Tracker

We have an XBOX360 at work, and the game that is played the most often is definitely NHL2013. Since I’m a professional data nerd, I wanted to see how I compared to the other players. As such, I wrote a simple Rails web application to track games and thus rankings/stats of everyone who plays at …

Potential for Arbitrage with Compact Sedans

Introduction Imagine this: you are travelling from one city to another. You absolutely hate taking the bus, but you find it too expensive to rent a car. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could somehow mix the convenience of driving with the economy of taking a bus? Maybe you can. One thing that becomes quite …

Kijiji Bookmarklet

I’m currently working on a bookmarklet¬†for Carbitrage and Kijiji integration. If you are searching for a new car on Kijiji and you stumble upon one of interest, you can click the bookmarklet, which will direct you to a page with the estimated market price for that specific car. It also calculates how over- or under-priced …