A Ruby project inspired by Thomas Gideon’s python Flashbake project

What is rubyflashbake?

Automatically checks in files from watched directories to git and github with time, location, weather, and recent twitter comments in the commit comments.

“But, why?” you ask

I thought that Flashbake was a very cool project, but since I spend time in the Ruby world – and do more blogging than writing – converting it to Ruby seemed like a fun weekend project. Plus, I wanted to experiment with monitoring directories, building an app that works well with small Ruby plugins, do some web scraping, automate git, and building a gem.
As always, it’s all about writing snippets of fun code. This gave me an excuse to look at


You can find the project on Github. It is also packaged as a Ruby Gem, so you can download and install it by:

sudo gem install cory-rubyflashbake -s http://gems.github.com/

Run rubyflashbake —example in the directory you want to watch to dump the configuration file. Fill in as needed and then launch rubyflashbake and enjoy automatic git and github commits with lots of fun location and web aware commit comments. Bask in joy.