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Ruby 1.9 and Nginx on FreeBSD

Filed under: General,Technology— arlen@ 8:10 pm

Noticed some, um, interesting, gotchas when setting up ruby 1.9 and the nginx web server on FreeBSD. The issue with the ruby install is subtle, and doesn’t really show up until long after you have installed it. The issue is it points the gem repository to the wrong place. It points the gem repository to […]

Getting Rails 3.0.3/Nginx/Passenger Up On Dreamhost VPS

Filed under: General,Technology,Web Design— arlen@ 3:12 pm

(Edited 2001/10/24 to add apache notes at end.) Rails isn’t always an easy proposition on Dreamhost, and this was no exception. BTW, this is *not* the rvm version. I wanted to get the Dreamhost default setup working before I started playing with rvm. I’ll probably post an rvm-related set of instructions later. In this case, […]

The Secret to Reality Distortion

Filed under: General— arlen@ 10:04 am

I know the secret to the (in)famous Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field. I’ve even used it myself, though I make no claim to equal his mastery of it. But the point is, it’s available to all of us. And now, in the wake of his passing, the time has come to talk about it. It […]

Lemme Get This Straight

Filed under: General,Technology— arlen@ 5:06 pm

More and more I hear the refrain that as a developer you can “circumvent” Apple’s AppStore and “walled garden” by developing web apps for iOS devices. I even hear Apple and Steve Jobs positioned as wanting to “destroy the web” with their focus on “native apps.” That their “focus on native apps” is “splintering the […]

Terra Incognita

Filed under: General,Science Fiction/Fantasy— arlen@ 12:53 pm

OK, let’s get the disclaimers out of the way right up front. tossed me a free Fox VIP hoodie to take a sneak peek at the pilot for Fox’s new series Terra Nova. Like I needed to be paid to peek at a new science fiction TV show. And they encouraged (but did not […]

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