Sunday, July 27th, 2008

Installing the mysql gem for Ruby is almost always a mess, as witnessed by the large number of hits one get when googling for “mysql gem leopard”.  To make the gem work with your platform, you need to ensure that the ‘make’ command run internally by ‘gem’ has the right ARCHFLAGS, which most of the [...]

Friday, July 25th, 2008

I acquired this server in December 2006 to host a few Rails projects and one of the first things I did was to disable Apache and install Nginx.  Once I decided to use WordPress for this blog, I needed PHP, and while I could have tried to set up PHP for Nginx, I decided to [...]

Friday, July 25th, 2008

While this is a public blog, its primary audience is not the meandering surfers of the inter-tubes, but myself.  I need someplace to store various findings and HOWTOs that I write for myself.  I assume that they will prove useful for others too, from time to time, but that is mostly a side-effect. That being [...]

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