Tag: ruby-on-rails


A History of Flight Historian
I travel reasonably often, and I consider myself a bit of a transportation nerd. It’s only logical that I would keep track of where I’ve flown.
Flight Historian

Flight Graphs
Paul’s flight data shown as graphs, with airports as nodes and flights as edges.
Flight Graphs

Flight Historian
How I created Flight Historian, my flight logging website.
Flight Historian

Flight Historian Version 2.1: Import Flights From Digital Boarding Passes
New and changed features in version 2.1 of Paul Bogard’s Flight Historian.
Flight Historian

Flight Log Version 2.0: Flight Historian
New and changed features in version 2.0 of Paul Bogard’s Flight Historian.
Flight Historian

My Personal Website History
I’ve been working on websites since 1999. Here’s a brief history of my sites.

Shared Itinerary
I created a website for people going to an event to coordinate travel schedules and see each other’s flight times graphically.

Timelines for Electronics and Computers
I made a database and timeline generator for showing when I owned various computers, electronics, and parts.

Blog Posts

Generating GPX and KML Maps with Ruby on Rails
How to use Ruby to create GPX and KML map data files.
1 May 2019

My “Worst” Layovers
Using math to figure out which of my layovers were the most out of the way relative to the net distance traveled.
7 Feb 2019

State Abbreviations Graph
Visualizing which US state abbreviations are one letter different from each other.
8 Jul 2018

Switching Flight Historian to ICAO Regions
I used to manually keep track of which airports were within the contiguous United States in Flight Historian’s airport data, but I realized that I could determine airports’ regions by looking at their ICAO codes instead.
7 Sep 2017

Creating Multiple Flash Messages in Ruby on Rails
On my Flight Historian application, a number of my pages make use of the Ruby flash and flash.now session messages for alerts. However, some of those pages needed to have multiple messages of the same type, which flash didn’t allow me to do. To fix this, I wrote my own messages structure.
5 Apr 2017

Parsing Boarding Pass Dates in Ruby on Rails
Boarding pass barcodes contain data that’s useful for automatically filling in flight data, but their dates are particularly difficult to parse.
16 Jan 2017