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Mini Magick

I just discovered MiniMagick. It is exactly what I was looking for in a ruby-language wrapper for ImageMagick. I’ve been using ImageMagick forever. Like, more than 20 years foreer. Maybe 30 years;  I don’t know when it was first developed, … Continue reading

03. November 2017 by luke
Categories: Photos, Programming, Ruby | Tags: , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pandoc for Word Document conversion

I just discovered pandoc. Well, I first bookmarked it in 2008, and again in 2016, so I guess I rediscovered it. But what I mean is that I finally discovered what to use it for: converting Word files to Markdown. … Continue reading

03. November 2017 by luke
Categories: Computers, Office, Ruby, Software | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tech Tab Sweep

Krita appears to be Gimp spelled sideways, but cross-platform, or more accurately, Gimp:Photoshop::Krita:Painter. OpenSSH best practices. Mac OS X 10.10 “Yosemite” takes SSH security so seriously that after you upgrade, you can’t log in remotely. Even if you tell it … Continue reading

22. June 2015 by luke
Categories: Programming, Ruby, Technology, Windows | Tags: | Leave a comment

More rbenv notes

My last post on rbenv mentioned some things you need to do to get ruby to build on Mountain Lion. Here are a few more things. This guy Jacob Swanner didn’t want to use either Xcode or gcc. He just … Continue reading

20. August 2012 by luke
Categories: Mac, Ruby | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

rbenv notes

I used to use rvm to manage my ruby environment, but the latest hotness seems to be rbenv. Here are some tips about using it. They’re aimed at me, because by the next time I need to use it, I’ll … Continue reading

18. August 2012 by luke
Categories: Computers, Ruby | Tags: , , , , | Leave a comment

Ruby and Mac OS X Lion

When Apple switched from GCC to LLVM in Xcode 4.2, they made it significantly more difficult for me to run ruby 1.9.2. (What are the odds this will get easier with Mountain Lion?) I was using rbenv and its rbenv-build … Continue reading

12. June 2012 by luke
Categories: Mac, Ruby | Tags: , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

irb with readline on mac using rvm

On the Mac, irb doesn’t come with readline baked in. But you can fix that with $ rvm install 1.8.7 -C \ –enable-shared,–with-readline-dir=/opt/local Kudus: Plataformatec, who uses Homebrew and thus /usr/local rather than /opt/local.

15. November 2010 by luke
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Google Refine

A while ago, Google bought the company that made Freebase, a tool for making sense of messy data. Earlier this week, they released a 2.0 version of that software, now renamed Google Refine. Watch the videos to see what that … Continue reading

13. November 2010 by luke
Categories: Computers, Hobbies, Office, Programming, Recreation, Ruby | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

RVM is pretty impressive

One of my frustrations as a casual Rubyist is trying to use some of these wonderful CPAN-like things that have appeared since I began playing with Ruby after the Hunt and Thomas article in Dr. Dobb’s. For example, gems. The … Continue reading

08. February 2010 by luke
Categories: Computers, Hobbies, Programming, Ruby | Leave a comment

Installing Ruby on Snow Leopard

Thanks to my helpers at Google and Hive Logic, I was able to install Ruby on Snow Leopard. It amazes me that so many Rubyists use the Mac, because it’s always a pain in the neck to get it set … Continue reading

12. October 2009 by luke
Categories: Computers, Mac, Programming, Ruby | Leave a comment

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