Compiling Apache and PHP from scratch in DSO mode is a nightmare Slicehost’s ability to restore a server image from a backup is incredibly useful I’m glad I’m a developer and not a sys admin That is all.
I recently upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.9.1 and I’m very pleased with the results. The upgrade itself was very straightforward. It was just a matter of replacing the correct files in my project. I have my project checked into GitHub so I was able to immediately see what had … Continue reading
If you’ve ever performed a fresh install of Ubuntu, you’ve probably noticed that the delete/backspace key doesn’t work correctly in nano. This is frustrating, but easy enough to fix. This problem also occurs quite frequently for me when logging into a remote server. For example, a default Slicehost instance usually … Continue reading
Several of my Rails projects surface a RESTful API. I use integration tests to verify that the API calls work as expected. I also version my API calls so I can easily adapt the API to new circumstances while maintaining backwards compatibility. To move to a new API version, I … Continue reading
Are you getting this error message when attempting to deploy your Radiant application? The fix is simple. Assuming you’re using a vendored copy of Radiant or Rails, you probably have an entry for “cache” in your .gitignore file or your svn:ignore property. Remove it, commit the changes, and deploy again. … Continue reading
In November, I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Hanging Rock State Park with some friends from church. Though the fall colors were past peak, it was still an enjoyable and invigorating hike. I took this video clip from the top of Hanging Rock with my iPod Nano. It … Continue reading
“Secrets of Effective Nomading” was a lightning talk I was planning on giving at this year’s Ruby Hoedown. Due to my flight arrangements, however, I was unable to give the talk in person. I made a video recording instead. It’s about six minutes long. If you’re not familiar with the … Continue reading
Ignite Raleigh looks quite interesting. It’s essentially a conference made up entirely of lightning talks. Voting is now taking place on submitted talks. The top 10 will be given on August 5th. I submitted a talk titled 3 Secrets to Effective Nomading. Check out the description and, if you feel … Continue reading
Mark Mzyk gave a brief review of Career 2.0, the book by Jared Richardson that I contributed to, over on his blog. He also recommends The Passionate Programmer by Chad Fowler, another excellent career-boosting read. (If you’ve posted a review of Career 2.0 on your own blog, let me know.)
I’m in between projects right now and looking for some work to get me through the next month or so. Are you looking for a top-notch Ruby, Rails, or Java developer for your project? Drop me an email and let’s talk.