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Ruby on Rails on 1and1 shared linux hosting

Can’t be done as far as I can tell. But here are the steps I tried after trying many tutorials. #install ruby mkdir ~/bin/ruby cd ~/bin/ruby wget <a class="moz-txt-link-freetext" href="ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/ruby-1.8.5.tar.gz">ftp://ftp.ruby-lang.org/pub/ruby/ruby-1.8.5.tar.gz</a> tar -zxvf ruby-1.8.5.tar.gz cd ruby-1.8.5 ./configure prefix=~/bin/ruby #replace ext/openssl/ossl.h with … Continue reading

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zip cmd line utilitiy snippet

This zips wp-admin and all its subdirectories into a file named test.zip. >zip test.zip -r ./wp-admin/* Use >unzip utility to unpack it.

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WiLine Doesn’t Do Residential

Despite the information on their website, wiline will only provide service to apartment buildings of 30 units or more. (aka they will only cut a deal with the building management.) Therefore, Wiline does not actually provide any residential service as … Continue reading

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Selling My Used (Digital) Books

So, I go to Amazon and buy a paper novel. Read it. Done with it. I put it back on Amazon’s Used Book section and sell it to someone else. All good and legal. Now, let’s say I go to … Continue reading

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More Itunes bugs

In 7.0x, I have an 8 hour playlist. Frequently, Itunes won’t play the next song or video in the list. I don’t get it. This should have been debugged, oh, 4 years ago!  Wtf? Shoddy, shoddy work here. Can’t even … Continue reading

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New Features for Itunes

I have an 8 hour playlist. Itunes doesn’t scale for working with large playlists. Also, 8 hour playlist. How about a feature to show me the time as I scroll down the big playlist. Could be simple or could look … Continue reading

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Windows Media Player vs Winamp vs Itunes

How to improve UI for me. Media Player: Let me access the damn CD drive from the Library! What moron blocked the CD/DVD drives from this view? Obviously, no one at Microsoft has ever tried to DJ a party with … Continue reading

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Latex and quotation marks

One word: “stupid”. No three words: “stupid”, “stupid”, “stupid.” They don’t cover it in the TexnicCenter help. I’ve been through three online tutorials and no one has given the correct instructions for producing a left hand double quote. Inexcusably bad … Continue reading

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Google being Evil with Spreadsheets

Google Spreadsheets are not encrypted, but Google’s Help section tells the user over and over again that the entire experience is secure. That’s Evil. Think anyone on the spreadsheet development team stores their bank account login credentials on a ‘secure’ … Continue reading

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Apple Itunes 7: Redmond quality software released in Cupertino

Terrible, terrible, terrible. From installation to end. a. Installer didn’t work. Had to get a registry hack to get it installed. (should have tipped me off.) b. Repeatedly crashes importing my library of music or videos. I’m done. My roommate … Continue reading

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