Tag Archives for ruby

installing eyeD3

I keep thinking I should learn the basics of Python programming. But I never seem to get around to it. Today I needed to know how to install a program written in Python, because Homebrew used to include eyeD3 and … Continue reading

02. January 2018 by luke
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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
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iMac configuration

I mentioned previously how I’ve rehabilitated the 10-year old iMac. Today, I’ve been setting up the software environment. First, I transferred my iTunes library over to the new computer. Then I installed some non-Safari browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Brave. Then … Continue reading

19. May 2017 by luke
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Things I Did After Installing 17.04

Here in one place is my list of things to do after installing a new operating system. $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt upgrade $ sudo apt install ssh Then try to ssh into the computer. If needed, apply … Continue reading

01. May 2017 by luke
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Tech Links

LinuxUser (UK): Create a NAS box from spare parts. Ars: Intel’s Broadwell mini-PC. I love the form factor. But then, I’ve owned three Mac Minis. I keep thinking I should learn the R language. Of course, I used to think … Continue reading

21. February 2015 by luke
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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
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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
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Ruby 1.9 – Current Directory Not in RUBYLIB by default

For the most part, moving to Ruby 1.9 was pretty simple (apart from the FasterCSV issue). Today I stumbled on another problem, though: the current directory isn’t in your RUBYLIB path by default. Well.

25. May 2011 by luke
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Nice Piece on Using Vim

I ran across this nice reflection on the vim editor by someone who switched 18 months ago. In my own case, it was about 18 years. I’d been an emacs user forever, and it was just killing me (carpal tunnel, … Continue reading

14. April 2011 by luke
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irb with readline

I might have posted too soon yesterday. My irb incorporates readline now, but it appears to honor only emacs keybindings. Bummer, huh? I used to be an emacs user, so I can get by for now, but I’d really like … Continue reading

16. November 2010 by luke
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