Embrace the Metaclass and Extend Your ActiveModels
Modifying the attributes and behaviour of your ActiveRecord or Mongoid models at runtime.
A nifty tool for making Tumblr theme development a little less head-desky.
FactoryGirl and has_many associations
has_manyassociation requires at least one item, don’t despair.
Taking the pain out of save_and_open_page
A small tip for reducing the friction in your Rails integration tests.
Invisible cursors in Google Chrome with CSS
Getting your cursor to disappear in Google Chrome is a little more troublesome than one might expect.
TaskPaper and To-Do List Bankruptcy Without the Trauma
Your to-do list shouldn’t make you anxious.
Dispatch #2: Your Coffee, Faster
Last week saw us send out Decaf Sucks Dispatch #2. Along with a new bean (this month, a delicious Brazilian single origin), we also took the chance to employ a few new business procedures.
Wishing You a Happy, Caffeinated Christmas
Why Dispatch is the best designed gift that keeps on giving.
Opening speech to the University of Canberra Graphic Design Graduation Show
“You have a choice about who you work for, what you do with your skills. Make sure you put them to good use.”
Announcing Dispatch, From Decaf Sucks
Sharing our love of coffee with Australia.
Location, location, geolocation
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of speaking at Web Directions South in Sydney about building location-based web applications using web standards.
Welcome to the OmniSocial
Announcing a Rails 3 engine for Twitter and Facebook logins.
Decaf Sucks First Birthday Updates
Decaf Sucks recently turned 1 year old. Over the last year, 143 different contributing reviewers have written 610 reviews for 502 cafés in 18 different countries. Outstanding!
Easy server backups to Amazon S3 with duplicity
We’ve made a recent push to toughen and better codify our server builds. Among other things, we’ve put in place a simple backup system that can deal with a variety of applications.
New and improved site
Welcome to the new Icelab site. As you can see, we’ve spruced up the place a little.
New Intern: Frankie!
Max’s puppy does important design work for a museum client. I get the feeling she’s not all that pleased with this version of the design.
The four-day week gets some press
Michael was recently asked to contribute to the discussion at The Punch about the merits of the four-long-day workweek.
Howzat! Cricket Interactive hits the net
Not content with having a Cricket touchscreen in the Australian Journeys gallery at the National Museum of Australia, we’ve downsampled, re-encoded and repurposed it for in those of you who prefer the Hypertext Transfer Protocol.
Icelab Feels the Love at MAPDA Awards
The 2009 MAPDA Awards were good to Icelab this year, with two of our recent projects picking up Highly Commended in their respective categories.
We Have Signage
We moved into our new offices around 6 months ago, but until recently, like a exclusive club, there was no sign on the door.