Hi there, I'm Marian: a thirty something Ruby developer. This is where I blog about: ruby, rails, performance, philosophy, javascript, unicorn, tips, conferences, linux, heroku.


macOS Sierra upgrade from a developer's perspective

Using RVM for quite some time? You should clean it up a bit

Making Rails asset pipeline faster


How to Web conference, random thoughts, mostly live - five years later

Shedding some light into UUID version 4 in Ruby and Rails

The half-life of a programmer


Ruby 2.2.0 Preview 1 quick Rails benchmarks

Improve Rails performance by adding a few gems

Is Rubinius 2.2.3 production ready ?


How to reduce the size of your VMs

Chunked transfer encoding in Rails (streaming)

On Ruby modules and concerns

On semantic Ruby block constructs

On Ruby 2.0 memory usage, Unicorn and Heroku

On font rendering consistency across browsers

On unnamed abstracts, entities and happiness

On writing artisanal code


Buzzwords and manifestos


The inherent entropy in our lives: to resist or to...

Using Firebug as a scalpel, yet not for web development

Programatica 2010 after thoughts

A few words on frontend performance optimizations

The frontend backend debacle

How to Web Conference, random thoughts, mostly live

Tomorrow is the first day of How to web 2010, this should be fun

Installing a rails mysql stack on my laptop was a bit tricky

How I speeded up my browsing experience by a really nice margin

Building a small blog cms in rails