Monthly Archives: January 2007

Hacking Quicken

So, I recently bought Quicken for the first time, so that I could do line item tax deductions. Too bad my main credit card company, Chase, artificially limits the data I can import to Quicken. Only 45 days worth. I … Continue reading

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Why does Sun act so unprofessional with their flagship products?

Download the new Java Netbeans 5.5 Several of the samples are broken. Totally unprofessional. Click on ‘Help’. Sun’s entire document website cluster is down. Totally unreliable. What is Sun thinking? Do they realize how poorly the represent their company and … Continue reading

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Fiber Optic in San Francisco

Talked to an SBC/ATT rep today. They said SF gets Fiber Optic laid to new apartment buildings and select newly built homes. They said that my neighborhood, Western Addition, will not get the copper replaced with fiber optic (ever), because … Continue reading

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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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