Installing Ubuntu Pangolin on Beagle Bone

Just a quick note if you’re like me and you want to put Ubuntu on your Beagle Bone. The Beagle Bone is a sweet little palm-sized motherboard/processor guy that’s nice for little hardware projects. It comes with the Angstrom operating system loaded onto the SD card. This operating system was fine for initial development but I …

Rails and Ext non-Ajax Signup Form with Password Confirmation

This is, uh, a technical post. Probably there are others who want to do the same somewhat senseless thing: use Ext to do form validation while keeping a boring non-Ajax post-and-response. The bottom line is that Ext favors doing it the Ajax way, and the Ajax way isn’t that hard to set up with Rails …

Setup for Alexandria Development: Part II

(…after too much grief today installing Mephisto and mucking with Apache virtualhosts; I’ll get Part I back from the ether eventually) Update: Done. Update: This is a post moved over from the short-lived Mephisto blog, and ported back in time. First of all, the alexandria binary is just a ruby script that does a require …

Setup for Alexandria Development: Part I

This is the first in a series of brain-dumps of my knowledge about Alexandria and related development issues. Be warned, the approach I will take in these posts will be to discuss boring and perhaps obvious details as they occur to me. You are advised to skim. Getting the code First things first, you should …