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Setup a new box – Ubuntu Intrepid Server setup

Installed in the server install Postgresql openssh sudo aptitude install ruby1.8 rails build-essential ruby1.8-dev sudo gem install rails sudo gem install rails -v=2.2.2 sudo gem install chronic sudo gem install googlebase sudo gem install hpricot

Posted on May 30, 2009 at 10:56 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · One Comment
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iPhone OS3

Well its coming.  The promised iPhone OS3, beautifully named I know.  There is much hipe over this release, it brings many many many new features and upgrades. Cut and Paste! Blue Tooth freedom, bring on the multiplayer games! Pushable Notifications to your Apps! So you can now receive an App message just as if it […]

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 11:12 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Rails Polymorphic Associations

What are polymorphic associations and how do they work?

Posted on May 28, 2009 at 10:06 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · One Comment
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Rails Engines

I run a main website with a couple of others which share some of it’s logic. Coming up very soon is another website project requiring the use of nearly all the the main site’s models and logic.  I am considering modularizing the main site into a Rails Engine to simplify the process of upgrading all […]

Posted on May 27, 2009 at 11:21 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Firefox Memory Leak

I have 6gb of ram on my Ubuntu machine.  I thought that I would not need anything more than 4gb but pushed it to 6gb cause I could..  Well I saw Firefox push up to 1.3GB. I realise that linux machines will cache until it runs out of Ram but this wasn’t cache.  This was […]

Posted on May 26, 2009 at 8:22 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · 3 Comments
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Finally Developing on Ubuntu

It has been a long day coming but it is here!! After convincing my boss not to spend upwards of $4000 on a MacBook Pro and instead hand over $2000 of his credit card (wasn’t a hard sell), I have now built my second PC.

Posted on May 25, 2009 at 11:05 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Add Github to your Gem Sources

If you tried installing a gem from github and got ERROR: could not find gem <gemname> locally or in a repository Then you need to do the following gem sources -a http://gems.github.com That should set you up for all GitHubs glory.

Posted on May 19, 2009 at 9:47 am by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Git – GitHub – Using Git

So we have finally made the move to Git.  Albeit slowly. git add . Add files to git

Posted on May 18, 2009 at 10:34 pm by Jordan Carter · Permalink · Leave a comment
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