Ubuntu 11.10 Beta1

What do I think ? Easy to install, hard to disable Unity, some programs crash sometimes and some things are weird. Despite that I have the faith in the Ubuntu folks that the system would be ready when 11.10 comes. As whining itself never got anybody anywhere, I’ve reported all of these here: #855901 #834425 #855945 #855917 #855919 I’ve even got one OOPS. However, since I’m writing this post under 11. [Read More]

Netbeans 6.9 for Rails 3 on Ubuntu 10.10

I am a lazy person. I do like things to just work, run out of the box, name it. I like Ubuntu for it’s packaging system and ease of installation of various software. However using Netbeans from the default repo could cause you a headache when developing Rails 3 apps. These just won’t run. Let us start with installing the newest version of the IDE sudo apt-get install netbeans #then go to the Tools->Plugins->Available and install all regarding Ruby Now go ahead and try running some Rails app. [Read More]

VPS Adventures part two

Update 2023: the landscape has changed considerably over the last 13 years, a lot of the companies mentioned in this post have died, I’ve removed dead links After some not so pleasurable experiences with the previous VPS hosting provider I started my search for some other one. This time not only google was involved but also aardvark and some of the “top XX best hosting providers” sites. Two results kept showing up. [Read More]

VPS adventures part one

As every person in the software industry I need ways to promote my humble self. A decent web page and online resume plus a blog maybe are a must these days. The question remains where to put them. Previously I had my site published within one of the polish hosting companies for free, as my friend was involved in its operations. Thanks Kajetan for 5 years of support ! And maybe it’d stay that way if not of that desire of mine to tinker and have control of every aspect of the technology power. [Read More]