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  • By Yechiel Kalmenson
    Add SMS Notifications to Your Rails App Using Twilio cat-facts-hero

    Anyone living in NYC with a car knows the pain that is Alternate Side Parking rules. There’s the need to always to be conscious of which side of the street your car is parked on, to run out at the most inopportune times to move it to the other side of the street, and occasionally the opportunity to be blocked in by someone double-parking. All of these, and more, are part of what New York drivers have to put up with on a weekly cycle.

    Cat on a car for the cat facts Ruby on Rails app

    To help me deal with it, I created @AlterSideBot, a Twitter Bot that retweets whenever Alternate Side Parking rules are suspended so I know I don’t have to worry on those days.

    The idea hit on and followers kept coming in... but it had its limitations. First of all, most people aren’t glued to their Twitter feeds, and one tweet can easily get lost …

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