Patrick Bougie — web developer / entrepreneur from Montréal, Canada. Founder of WorkSked — a web app to manage employee work schedules and time off.

Monthly Mentions

September 2014

  • Tribler: Search and download torrents; future versions to use Tor-inspired onion routing.
  • Chartist.js: Responsive charts library with support for many browsers.
  • Kitematic: Docker management app for OS X.
  • hutils: A collection of command line utilities for working with Heroku’s logfmt.
  • Cotopaxi: Outdoor gear and apparel. Gives portion of profits to charities.
  • Usability Checklist: Checklist of common usability problems.
  • FT Polyfill Service: Polyfill service that bundles browser polyfills based on the User-Agent.
  • m0851: Manufacturer of leather bags and accessories. Made in Montreal.
  • The Verse: Great Firefly fan film for Browncoats.
  • Montreal Sauce: A podcast about technology, music, movies, Canada, and silly first world problems.
  • Shortcode: A Ruby gem for parsing WordPress style shortcodes.
  • Parslet: Ruby gem for constructing parsers using PEG (Parsing Expression Grammar).
  • i18n-tasks: Find and manage missing and unused translations in Ruby I18n.
  • Validately: SaaS to test a feature before you write code.
  • Meet the Ipsums: A directory of most Lorem Ipsum generators.
  • The Entrepreneur's Guide to Finding Your First Customers: Book that covers 46 tactics to help you start a successful business.
  • Kiwix: Offline reader for Wikipedia.
  • Ecobee: Smart Wi-Fi thermostat with remote sensors. Headquartered in Toronto.
  • Upmin Admin: Free standalone Ruby gem to quickly build and customize admin interfaces.
  • uiGradients: Beautiful coloured gradients. Add new gradients with a GitHub pull request.
  • Vintisis: Beautifully designed t-shirts made of high quality materials. Unfortunately, very expensive.
  • Lightspeed POS: Retail and restaurant point of sale software. Headquartered in Montreal.
  • Unity UI: An Atom theme for a more native experience on OS X.
  • Transmit iOS: SSH/SFTP app for iOS. Built by Panic.
  • Orlin Culture Shop: Beautiful illustrations by Brian Edward Miller influenced by vintage advertising and animation.
  • Parsons Pool Table: Beautiful pool table. Crafted by District Mfg in Los Angeles.
  • Heroku Vector: Auto scaling for Heroku dynos.
  • SwiftKey: Popular custom keyboard for iOS and Android.
  • Security Watch: Potential CVE and code vulnerabilities in open source Ruby gems.
  • Hem: Modern furniture and accessories from Germany.
  • How to Start a Startup: Free lecture series by Stanford for people who want to start a startup.
  • sshrc: Sources the ~/.sshrc on your local computer after logging in remotely via SSH.
  • Manual for iPhone: iPhone camera app with full independent control of shutter, ISO, white balance, focus, etc.
  • Premailer: Ruby gem for HTML emails that inlines CSS, converts to absolute paths, etc.
  • Tuck Shop Trading Co.: Griffintown tuque. Other neighbourhoods available.
  • gulp.js: JavaScript streaming build system.
  • Marka: Transformable icon set created in CSS and JavaScript.
  • Flatbook: Turnkey service for subletting your apartment. Montreal-based.
  • Mailchimp Email Design Guide: Learn how to better use images, fonts, calls to action and more.
  • Readsy: Reading tool that focuses your eyes on one word at a time without having to move them.
  • The Colors Of Motion: Website that explores the use of color in movies.
  • capybara-screenshot: Ruby gem that automatically saves screenshots when a Capybara scenario fails.
  • SassDoc: A documentation generator for Sass.
  • Relonch Camera: iPhone accessory that takes big camera photos that you can share instantly.
  • SecureDrives: 2.5” self-encrypting SSD drives.

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