Archive for the ‘Open Source’ Category

These instructions have been tested on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) 64-bit. Skip right to the instructions if you’re short on time. After being a happy Xen user for several years now, I’ve recently had to switch to an alternative virtualization solution. My colleague Arun (@iamclovin) actually struggled for a week with Xen VMs that locked up […]

As of Curb 0.3.7, Curb comes with slightly better cookie support that makes it more “curl-like”. It probably sounds like shameless self-promotion that I’m blogging about these changes since I’d contributed them. Well, yeah that’s true, but I’m also doing so because I doubt these changes will ever be made known since Curb doesn’t publicize […]

You may have heard of it, but just in case, Living on the Edge is now going to be published on the official Ruby on Rails weblog. Big thanks to Gregg Pollack for getting me the new “gig”, and more importantly, for reviving and freshening up the content on the official Rails blog. Catch the […]

No mind-blowing changes in Rails this week prior to RailsConf – as Gregg mentioned last week in the Rails Envy podcast, it’s pre-2.1 days (Rails 2.1 will probably be released at RailsConf) so it’s pretty easy to see why. Oh and all Rails tests now pass in Ruby 1.9 after a long-standing #module_eval bug got […]

It’s another slow week (just 2 changes of note imho) after the release of the 1st Release Candidate (RC1) of Rails 2.1. Follow that link for installation instructions – though if you’re reading this blog post you probably don’t care! (because you’re, you know, “living on the edge”). Cheesiness aside, be sure to report any […]