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I'm Jason, a web applications developer in the San Francisco Bay area.


  1. RailRoad Gem

    I just discovered that there is a Ruby gem which generates diagrams based on Rails models (ActiveRecord). I ran across this website a while back, but didn’t quite connect the dots. I was just reading an article on placing models into their own namespace, and I realized that the diagram it uses as an example was generated using RailRoad. …


  2. Annotate Models

    There is a rails plugin which adds schema information for the models in comments at the top of your model definition files. It’s really useful. Check out the instructions on installing and using this plugin at: …


  3. Selenium RC, Firefox 3, and Ubuntu

    Selenium Logo


  4. Undefined method 'ref' for ActiveSupport::Dependencies:Module

    After upgrading to Snow Leopard, and trying to run ‘rake db:migrate’, I received this error once. This seems common to others which have upgraded, especially back when Snow Leopard was released in August of 2009: …


  5. Setting up Deployment for Rails using Capistrano, Apache with Passenger and Git

    I don’t have time right now to learn how to setup Capistrano. I just want a recipe that works and does the job. Here are my notes. …


  6. Rake Tasks

    If you’re wanting to know which Rake tasks are available for you to use from the command line, simply use the ‘rake -T’ command: …


  7. MySQL Gem Installation on Mac 10.5.8 - 64 bit??

    I’m setting up a new Ruby on Rails application, and tried to run the first migration for the creation of the new database. This failed because I didn’t have the MySQL gem installed. I’m using a 64 bit processor (Intel Core 2 Duo) so I installed the 64 bit MySQL for 10.5.8 (Leopard, I haven’t upgraded to Snow Leopard yet). …


  8. Wordpress Plugin - Custom Pages?

    My Dilema


  9. Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala - VNC resolution limited without monitor

    Update 04/23/2010 - I’m not finding a solution to this issue. Sorry. I’ve lost interest. …


  10. PHP Not Parsing on Debian / Ubuntu server with Apache2

    My friend Marshall was recently having issues getting PHP5 installed and working on his Ubuntu server, which is a Debian based distribution. …