The happy_seed bootstrap generator
Bootstrap should be the base of all our projects going forward. This creates a variables.css.scss where you can configure bootstrap to your needs, and you can put the custom css stuff after that.
Easier forms with simple_form.
Better scaffolding means that it's easier to just whip up things to get started. While you will obviously eventually rewrite all of this code, it's good to have working stuff to start with that doesn't look painful.
Signup for google analytics and setup the site id.