The title of my blog comes from the fact that I have a cat who will sit on my lap staring at the screen while I try to write code. I am taking the stance that he wants to learn what I am doing rather than he is really saying "Srsly? You should read a best practices book."
I am a mid-range Ruby/Rails developer at this stage. Proficient in some areas, woefully lacking in others. Also, because I have only had one 'longish' term assignment I have had to hop around from Windows to Linux to Mac and from Rails 1.2.3 to 2.3.n to 3.n.
I find myself learning a lot of things... sometimes repeatedly... so I decided to start blogging about it as a way to take notes and possibly help someone else-- hopefully more than just providing a "don't do this!" example.