As many of you noticed last night and this morning, our attempted upgrade of Ruby on Rails from 1.0 to 1.1 did not go as well as we had hoped. We have now reverted back to the stable 1.0 release while we spend some time testing. A few different factors had a role in causing [...]
As I write this, the latest version of Ruby on Rails, version 1.1, is being installed on all DreamHost servers. When I asked Josh if I could post to the blog about this, he asked me, “Is it exciting?” Pfah! Of course it’s exciting! For one thing, they’re bragging over at the RoR Blog that [...]
We go through a lot of sidekicks and some never get returned for one reason or another. We had some fun with one of those un-returned sidekicks the other night.
We’re making some changes to the way we do MySQL… One of the most popular suggestions we have is to be able to have multiple databases per hostname. Along with that, people want to be able to use the same mysql username to access multiple databases. To top it off, they are even so bold [...]
“Visibility, Quality, Fashion, and Price” I’m not sure why I’m calling this the four horsemen of marketing. Apart from the fact it lent itself to making a silly picture. Which is not really a good reason. You see, this article is not about horsemen at all, but rather the four critical ingredients to any companies [...]
…is, as often as not, a whole lot of abuse. Take, for example, our fearless Tech Support team leader, Ralph. Every month all of the team leaders go out to lunch and goof off talk about important company stuff, leaving the rest of us poor plebs in our respective offices to work. Lately, though, the [...]
It’s just too cold here in L.A. Which is why I just got back from vacation in Hawaii. The weather was nice (though wet), and ironically, I drove more in a week in Hawaii than I do in an average month here in L.A. And, every rental car place we used always had three “options” [...]