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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama for president

Obama for president, yeah I think this guy should be president

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Assembla to start charging for all private services

well I guess it had to happen sooner or later - Assembla to start charging for all private services

they do offer a great service and the fact that it has been free up until now has been really great!
I can understand why they need to start charging and it still seems very reasonable,
but it would be nicer if it was based purely on disk space instead of per project

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Saturday, October 18, 2008

ActionView::TemplateError uninitialized constant

ActionView::TemplateError (uninitialized constant ActionView::Base::CompiledTemplates::Literals) on line #10 of ...

I just made a silly mistake which was generating this error; I have a Literals class in my Ruby on Rails application that has some strings stored as constants, everything was working great until I put this code on a server (Linux) didn't have any issues on the mac or windows machines before deploying

turned out to be so simple...
I originally named the file Literals.rb which defined the class Literals

the fix: rename Literals.rb to literals.rb

- doh!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

GE Microwaves are junk

my GE Microwave worked great until the one year warranty was up, then it developed this really cool feature where the fan will not turn off - unless...

usually if I have the fan on and want to turn it off, I setting it to off (but it stays on) and then do a quick cook of 2 minutes, 8 out of 10 times this will turn off the fan when it finishes, other times it will turn if I do the 2 minute quick cook again - but that doesn't always work either...

sometimes I have to unplug the thing to turn off the fan, out of curiosity I googled 'GE Microwave fan' and came across this youtube video that pretty much tells the tale

Don't you just love quality products...

Running Scripts on windows cscript vs wscript

what's the difference between cscript and wscript output?
wscript will send output to dialog boxes, cscript will send it to the console (where I want it)

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