And while we're on the topic of opinions, I actually put this up awhile ago, but have been too busy to write content. http://catdevrandom.me/ -- What do you think? Would probably place home automation posts here.
A little while ago I made a note to check out the VRC gem. I really, REALLY wish I had looked at it before, completely handles writing fixtures for HTTP requests. Using it to write tests for #cloudfoundry Chaos Monkey -- https://github.com/vcr/vcr
Last night I prototyped moving my blog to run on Octopress instead of Wordpress. For as much Markdown as I write, I might as well. Setup it up and had it running on AppFog, completely load-balanced, in less than an hour last night