Andrew Timberlake Andrew Timberlake

Hi, I’m Andrew, a programer and entrepreneur from South Africa, founder of Sitesure for monitoring websites, APIs, and background jobs.
Thanks for visiting and reading.

Install from source using Ansible

Building an Ansbile play that will build a project (in this case Ruby) from source

21 Mar 2016

Using Dead Man's Snitch with Whenever

A quick tip to make it easier to use Dead Man's Snitch with the whenever gem

6 Sep 2015

Cleaning up a Ruby hash

Hash#clean, a monkey patch to provide easy, Array#map like access to hash values to update them inline.

30 Aug 2015

Skipping blank lines in ruby CSV parsing

How to ignore blank lines when parsing a csv file with ruby's CSV parser.

12 Jul 2015

Looping with Fibers

I needed to loop over a fairly large data set and group it by year and month. In this post I walk through using two Ruby Fibers which communicate between each other in order to do in-loop grouping

9 Mar 2014

How to Add Subscribers to a MailChimp List With Ruby

An example of how to use the MailChimp API and their official mailchimp-api gem to add a subscriber to a mailing list.

11 Feb 2014

Potential security hole authorising modules in CanCan

Just some thoughts on how CanCan didn't work as I expected. Whether design or bug, it's worth checking out how modules are handled.

6 Nov 2013

How to protect downloads but still have nginx serve the files

Protect access to your files in Rails but still have Nginx serve the file efficiently

1 Dec 2010