Upgraded to Mac OS X Mountain Lion yesterday and it wasn’t a big deal on many fronts: Using the App Store, its so simply to upgrade – Second time round and its now becoming the de facto standard for how large install-base commercial operating...
(I starting writing this entry on the train trip home yesterday from North Sydney to Newcastle) Today is my last day at MLC (NAB). After nearly 9 years with the company I am pulling up stumps as my family and I make the sea change to...
Pre-requesites: RVM on your local machine with Ruby 1.9.2 Heroku account Switch to the 1.9.2 version of Ruby, install the rails and heroku gems, create your rails 3.1 application Terminal $ rvm 1.9.2 $ gem install rails $ gem install...
Been thinking about the cloud of late. In particular after using Shopify which is a great example of a SaaS (software as a service) offering. I was blown away by just how easy it is to use the Shopify offering. The main reasons being: It is...
When updating Passenger: sudo gem update passenger passenger-install-apache2-module The second command is important as it compiles the apache 2 module (caught me out for a whiles, hence this post). Ensure that the module is properly added to...
Here’s a quick tip if your WordPress host is quite simple and only provides FTP access and no version control tools (svn, git) or specific syncing tools (rsync) Use version control for the theme on your local machine (where you run your dev...
Bill Clinton summed it up beautifully when he used the line, “It’s the economy, stupid." It has just become frustratingly obvious to me of late that when it comes to organisations maximising their investment in technology, a lot of their energy...
No doubt I am really happy with my Slicehost VPS, it has been so hassle free! The best part about Slicehost is all the amazing articles they provide to help you get going with your slice. I’ve setup my slice to host my private git repositories,...
I’ve recently started working on a website project using WordPress. I’ve got a production environment where I run this blog on my ubuntu server (VPS) hosted by slicehost. But because I’m going to muck around with themes and plugins I decided...
So you’ve written a Rails app and you want to show it off to your boss at work because you know that it will impress them. Problem is that your company only uses Java and won’t consider it for their production environment if it can’t be deployed...