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“Hump?, What hump?” (says Igor to Dr. Franken…)

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

“Hump?, What hump?” (says Igor to the young Dr. Frankenstein…)  Well, perhaps paraphrased a bit but a reference to Gene Wilder & Marty Feldman in the 1974 flick Young Frankenstein. Ever tried to install some ‘modern’ software in a Linux environment? Chances are good that you will have no issues as long as your system: 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 →

Suggestions for Rails 3 Newbee

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

The Joy of Rails I wrote this list/post as I worked through Rails 3 as a newbee (not new to systems, development – just new to Rails 3.)  I am working through The Ruby on Rails 3 Tutorial and touching on issues/resolutions as I encounter them.  Note that as a Newbee my comments/solutions may not Continue reading →

Installing Rails 3.1 – sample_app_3_1

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Rails 3 Sample Application This is simply one of those problems you may not see – especially if you have some sort of ‘standard OS build’ for a development server. >> gem list rails *** LOCAL GEMS *** rails (3.0.1, 3.0.0) >> which rails /usr/local/rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.2-p290@rails3tutorial/bin/rails >> gem install rails –version 3.1.0 Fetching: multi_json-1.0.3.gem (100%) Fetching: Continue reading →

Radiant Barriers – do they work?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

I like data – in fact, I prefer data based decisions over any other approach; as a consumer, however, I tend to rely on vendors (probably what most of us do.)  Well, sometimes finding the right vendor for a particular problem is quite challenging – I had to resolve this one on my own over Continue reading →

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