All posts tagged with 'Ruby'

Different day, same shit: MySQL Gem again


Again, the MySQL ruby gem totally annyoed me trying to install it on a fresh Mac OS X 10.5.5 install and MySQL 5.0.67. This time the following command brought it to life: sudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386" gem install mysql — \ –with-mysql-dir=/usr/local/mysql –with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib \ –with-mysql-include=/usr/local/mysql/includesudo env ARCHFLAGS="-arch i386" gem install mysql — \ –with-mysql-dir=/usr/local/mysql –with-mysql-lib=/usr/local/mysql/lib […]

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Ampersands and XHTML


A regular expression to replace all ampersands (&) in a text that are not part of an entity: t = t.gsub(/&(?!#?\w+;)/, ‘&’)t = t.gsub(/&(?!#?\w+;)/, ‘&’) Language is ruby. The regexp feature used is called a negative lookahead.

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Handle EXIF data with ruby (and style…)


I use rmagick when it comes to deal with images. I’m not that disappointed like Zed Shaw with rmagick (but Zed is totally right when he points out on page 4: “[…] and is difficult to install (unless your computer is nearly exactly the same as the author’s).”), but when it comes to deal with […]

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Turning off x_send_file in development mode


I just discovered the great x_send_file plugin and technique and use it extensivly for daily fratze. I replaced the majority of send_file calls with x_send_file but not all (the in memory thingies i serve cannot be send through apache). This works great in production mode but in development mode, it fails as there is no […]

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