Ruby on Rails for a dummy (me)

Posted by Betsy on September 2, 2009 in OpenSource |

I know – the above app isn’t much, but oh, the time it took me to get it working! I’ve been trying to follow a Lynda.com video tutorial on Ruby on Rails – just the part about getting started! – for a couple of weeks now. The first stumbling block is that the tutorial was […]


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Ubuntu 8.10 on the HP 2133 Mini-Note

Posted by Betsy on March 1, 2009 in OpenSource |

Image via Wikipedia The tale of my HP 2133 Mini-Note is long and frustrating. I love it because it is small and light – it’s a netbook, and weighs less than 3 pounds, including the battery and AC adapter. I hate it because it is constantly breaking. I bought it in May of 2008, and […]


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Jewelry + USB storage = <3

Posted by Betsy on February 16, 2009 in Uncategorized |

Jess gave me the best Valentine’s Day gift! It leads one life as a lovely silver bracelet… And another as an 8-GB flash drive! Oh, the nerdly goodness. Oh, and by the way – I promptly made it a bootable Ubuntu drive. Whee!


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Syncing my iPhone using Ubuntu! (and magic)

Posted by Betsy on February 11, 2009 in OpenSource, Uncategorized |

Oh, that’s right. No need to adjust your set. What you see above is Windows XP running in a little window on Ubuntu 8.10. And yes, that’s iTunes running in XP. If you squint, you can just barely make out the words up there at the top of iTunes: “iPhone sync is complete.” Oh, yes. […]


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