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Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ubuntu 10.04, Rvm, and Rails 3.1.3 from scratch

Assumptions:(swap these out  in the below notes as you see fit) database: mysql scm: bazaar testing: capybara(has a libqt dependency) do basic install ubuntu 10.04 do full software update apt-get install build-essential curl git-core ruby zlib1g-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev emacs mysql-client mysql-server libmysqlclient-dev bzr libqt4-core libqt4-dev rvm pkg install zlib openssl curl readline rvm install 1.9.2-p180 […]

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ActiveScaffold and Rails 3.1.x without Asset pipeline

We have recently upgraded an app to rails 3.1.3 and to keep things simple(or so we thought) we avoided jumping into the asset pipeline. As expected, with rails, whenever you go against the grain, expect problems. The app was working mostly, until we tested ActiveScaffold.  First off, I despise AS.  It has definitely caused me […]

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Letters from Istanbul – Part II

Hey all, I’ve caught a head cold so I”m not really into making this story pretty right now….Istanbul is still awesome.  The kindred connection between Istanbul and NY continues as I meet more and more Turk’s and Istanbulers.  I think it also shares a similarity in that its probably a nice place to visit, but […]

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Letters from Istanbul, and a (brief) story of Transylvanian misadventure

After again trying(unsuccessfully) to wrangle the Romanian banks to accept my bank card, I cashed in my emergency dollars, leaving one last Jacksonin my pocket to contemplate whether he’s worth more than the lint he sits next to.  Or perhaps hes an optimist and looks towards brighter times in lands where he’s respected.  In either case, […]

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Letters from Transylvania

Hey all, Transylvania!!!  :::insert megalomaniacal laughter set to tochata and fugue::::  actually i’m in a town called Brasov in the region of Transylvania.  Its close to Vlad the Impaler’s castle…so I’m gonna try to make it there tomorrow.  So Vlad the Impaler was actually dracula.  Dracula just means son of the dragon and his dad was […]

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