FULL DISCLOSURE: I was the lucky attendee who won a free admission at last Tuesdays NH Ruby conference.
Archive | September, 2008
Well, like you can really tell. I hear some of the current software vendors throw chairs around in tantrums.
But I’ve been struggling to get VMWare 1.07 to work with my Fedora 8 installation on my main development laptop. A kernel update, sorely need to address some outstanding security issues, required that the proprietary kernel modules for VMWare be regenerated and installed as well, and I was running into a glitch that all the Googling in the world didn’t seem to yield an answer to.
Finally, I found a clue on the Fedora support forums, suggesting I download the latest patch to the VMWare source from http://www.it-psycho.de/2008/07/27/vmware-server-106-mit-kernel-2626/ and sure enough, I’m up and running again.
Scott Garman Voices that Matter Ruby 2008 conference in Boston, and perhaps Nick will even bring copies of his new book (with David Berube), Practical Rails Plugins. A meeting not to be missed!that tonight’s Ruby/Rails SIG meeting will be a special meeting: three presenters on three topics, and some awesome door prizes: Brian Turnbull on HTTP, Scott Garman on VPS, and Nick Plante on git. There will also be discounts for Linode, a raffle for free admission to the
Thom Holwardy points out three blog postings with some great tips on Using the Bourne Again Shell Effectively using the vi or emacs-style editing. [a late, lost post from Friday the 13th – ooo!]
I was listening the FLOSS weekly podcast of Perl monger extrodinaire Randal Schwartz interviewing Jan Lehnardt about CouchDB, a free-form, non-relational database. CouchDB is built by Damien Katz, one of the originators of Notes and a developer currently employed by IBM. The CouchDB project is hosted by the Apache Foundation. Jan mentioned that his projects include “Everything But Microsoft” meaning that his software was running on Linux and BSD, Debian and RedHat and Ubuntu and CentOS and the Unixes and OS X. I found that a much more inclusive and open way of looking at development than “Anything But Microsoft” that’s often portrayed as a irrational and zealous rejection of anything Microsoft. For those who like to put a positive spin on things, I think that EBM beats ABM by a long shot.