Archives for Ruby

Goodbye Typo, Hello WordPress!

As I had mentioned several times, I had been frustrated with Typo. Several bugs or misfeatures that really annoyed me, upgrades that had frustrated me, and sometimes the feeling that more or less visible things were broken from time to time in new releases. And while the upgrade problems were mostly because of the need […]

Typo upgrade

I have upgraded to Typo 5.4.1. Partly because of security issues, partly because of new features and improvements. It took me a while, mostly because of stupid Ruby deployment nonsense that makes me even more tired of Ruby as a language for production usage, than I already was. Oh well. One of the most important […]

The ultimate TODO app redux

UPDATE: Bubug hasn’t been maintained for a long time and is now deprecated, sorry. The closest equivalent I have to a TODO application is Wiki-toki, my personal Wiki program. When writing yesterday about the Perl modules, I realised that I hadn’t written anything about the TODO application since “The ultimate TODO app”. Well, a lot has happened […]

Recent pet projects + Git + Github

I had mentioned that I was learning Javascript to write a Kiva Opera widget. Some time ago I released the first version of my World Loanmeter widget, and I have uploaded two more since. Not much has happened between the first and the third release from the user POV, but a couple of things were […]

Another Typo upgrade

I just upgraded the blog to Typo 5.2. I had a couple of issues, but things worked reasonably ok. Just in case this helps anyone, these are the issues I ran into: I had to install a ridiculous amount of dependencies, sometimes to go from version 1.1.1 to 1.1.3 of some module. I really wonder […]

The ultimate TODO app

UPDATE: Bubug hasn’t been maintained for a long time and is now deprecated, sorry. The closest equivalent I have to a TODO application is Wiki-toki, my personal Wiki program. I have been quite frustrated by TODO applications for some months now. They’re usually either too simple, or almost too complex and without features that I think are […]

Playing around with jQuery

A couple of weeks ago I started a new pet project. Namely, making the ultimate todo list application. The idea was to: Make a TODO application that I actually like (I’ll post about it some other day). Learn Merb and DataMapper… and jQuery. The experience have been roughly half frustrating, half rewarding. It’s fun learning […]

Problems with comments

Today, my good friend “Esberrito” warned me that comments were not working in the blog. I hadn’t realised earlier, but I had them enabled so they should have appeared all the time. I investigated a bit, and it turns out that there’s some bug (apparently related to saving a post as draft, then publishing) that […]

Why I hate Rubygems

I have always thought that systems should be something integrated. Each “system” has its own conventions, cultural values, etc. and I think you have to respect that. I believe in the Debian way (adapting programs to an integrated system, not just creating a large collection of packages that are identical to the upstream versions), I […]

Typo upgrade

Hey there! I have just upgraded Typo. It was slightly traumatic, because at first the blog broke horribly and I couldn’t see anything other than errors 500. To be fair, the change was quite big, because it included also an upgrade to Rails 2 (I was using some older Typo that used Rails 1.2.x), so […]