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Resolving Hobo 1.4 and Rails 3.1 errors

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Well, at least ‘startup’ errors on a ‘fresh’ install of Hobo 1.4 and Rails3.1… Hobo 1.4 and Rails 3.1 –  This should be on the Hobo 1.4 docs page  – I first encountered this when working with Rails 3.2 – the fixes include getting some sort of Javascript installed on your system. Notes — Hobo Continue reading →

Western Digital My Book Live 3 TB network drive

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

I needed some additional storage and I was looking for: network ready, Giga-Bit speed network storage ~3GB (close to 3 TB of useable storage – enough to backup any single drive that I have and still have some free storage) reasonable price. What the Western Digital My Book provides is: network ready, Giga-Bit speed network Continue reading →

Abuse from BingBot – 2012

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Stardate errr, ummm, well 3/12/2012 (Monday.) Hopefully this will not persist… I have sent a message via the  ‘feedback’ page. I have sent an email via a published bingbot email address. No response from after ~15 hours… I have established a ‘503’ response for ALL Bingbot requests. Update 3/15/2012 Late in the day Continue reading →

Banning ‘Bad’ Robots & Crawlers

Saturday, February 4th, 2012

Every now and then I see web traffic spikes due to ‘bad’ web crawlers – So what is a ‘bad bot’ or ‘bad web crawler’ or ‘bad web spider’? Virtual Rights – do we have any? Not really –  I think that we should have expectations of non-abusive access to any resource that we have Continue reading →

mod_rails AKA mod_rack AKA mod_passenger AKA mod…

Friday, January 27th, 2012

mod_rails AKA mod_rack AKA mod_passenger AKA mod_works_some_times Mixing:  Apache 2.x, Ruby on Rails 3.x, Passenger 3.0.9, Fedora Linux (FC 13.) As always the problems that you encounter may be self-inflicted – in this case I had to ‘turn off’ anything that I thought that I knew about configuring Apache…   The mod_passenger documentation provides many examples  Continue reading →

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