The Microsoft Vista Firewall allows you to easily block outgoing ports or programs. Access the advanced firewall settings via the MMC snap-in, “Windows Firewall with Advanced Security”. Read More
Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005, when you read xml data using FOR OPENXML, whitespace characters are replaced with a single space. After digging through the internet for half an hour, I found a couple options. Read More
After deploying Ubuntu 8.10 server, installing Ruby on Rails and all its prerequisites, and installing Phusion Passenger, there are just a few Passenger specific steps necessary to get your Rails application up and running. Read More
Phusion Passenger™ — a.k.a. mod_rails or mod_rack — makes deployment of Ruby web applications, such as those built on the revolutionary Ruby on Rails web framework, a breeze. It follows the usual Ruby on Rails conventions, such as “Don’t-Repeat-Yourself”.
After setting up Ubuntu 8.10 and installing Rails, I executed the following steps to get Passenger installed. Read More
After creating and launching a VirtualMachine on a Vista Host and installing Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, I executed the following steps to configure my Ubuntu server for Ruby on Rails.
After trying (and failing at the implementation of) several other sets of Ubuntu/Rails howto guides, most of my inspiration came from a Ubuntu/Ruby on Rails install guide that actually works. Read More
After creating and launching a VirtualMachine on a Vista host, I captured the following screenshots to document the process of installing Ubuntu 8.10.
Post install, I updated the Network Interface config and enabled the Firewall. Read More
I was recently coerced into checking out what all the Ruby on Rails hype is about. In reading about Rails, it sounds like trying to get it to run with IIS is probably not the best idea. So I’ve taken the leap to setting up a virtual machine running Ubuntu 8.10 Server.
Being strictly a .NET developer for the last 8 years, I know practically nothing of the *NIX environment, LAMP stack or anything else that doesn’t come with Windows Update. So, everything here must be taken with a grain of salt, as I am well out of my comfort zone. Read More