During development of our rails application, I went through the initial try/error phase. But it seems that there is always space for new problems. I have been testing the HTTPS, so I run the WEBrick servers on standard ports 80 and 443 and the WEBrick server went down immediatelly with a strange error: [2006-07-12 00:01:14]… Continue reading Rails application does not run on standard ports
Month: August 2006
Integration is the killer app (even in Web 2.0)
This week kiko decided to close shop and put their code and domain up for sale at eBay. The main reason, also mentioned by Paul Graham, is that they were going head on with Google Calendar. Paul advises not to get in Google’s way, but is Google really invincible? Paul in his recent blog post… Continue reading Integration is the killer app (even in Web 2.0)
Business Week: From Garbage to Gold
Business week has a great article on how entrepreneurs are turning “green” ways of doing things into businesses. This is also the idea behind recykl.com, our service that allows people to share their items before they are thrown into garbage can. So, we are the Recykl Bin that you hit before you hit paper, plastic… Continue reading Business Week: From Garbage to Gold
Full text search in Ruby on Rails
These days, each web application needs a full text search. Fortunately, there is several handy technologies one can use – native MySQL full text index, Google search, Ferret (ruby port of Lucene) and probably lot more I did not investigate. We have decided to use ferret as the full text search engine. The decision was… Continue reading Full text search in Ruby on Rails
Linux is finally ready for desktop… really?
I had a chance to work for a while with the latest Linux distributions from Novell/SuSE (SLED 10) and from Ubuntu (Dapper Drake). And frankly speaking, they are cool. It seems that these distributions are now so good, that they could be rolled to end users and finally start “the battle for the desktop”. And… Continue reading Linux is finally ready for desktop… really?