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“Are there any good enum gems that work with Rails 3.2?”
Try simple_enum. But watch out: by default it will take your array of string values and store the numeric indices in the database. To avoid having to migrate your existing data, you can pass it a hash:
as_enum :status, :pending => "pending", :active => "active"
A fun thing to try at standup: get everyone to clap once simultaneously without counting down.