AJAX selectable-list


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Recently I've been working quite a bit with Rails development and some AJAXariffic website content. A recent page required a multi-select method for deleting...

VMWare Workstation 5.5


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Keith Adams just pointed out that Workstation 5.5 and Player 1.0 support VT (Pacifica) on appropriate hardware. Keith works for VMWare in Sunnyvale in the...

Ruby on Rails / Mongrel - Tips and Tricks


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Matt Pelletier queried the Mongrel mailing list asking for any personal experiences or tips regarding mongrel and rails hosting in general for some book...

Rails 1.1.5 security patch nonsense


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Rather than fess up with full disclosure to the new rails hole, we're told to update to rails 1.1.5 to fix an unspecified security problem How difficult...

Hadoop (formerly Nutch, or NDFS) Distributed Filesystem (HDFS)


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
The Nutch Distributed Filesystem (NDFS) has been renamed the Hadoop Distributed Filesystem (HDFS). Follow along with the Nutch Hadoop Tutorial. I actually...

Rails 1.1.6 - yet another security patch


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
Twice in two days. I get to upgrade to rails 1.1.6, which is likely to break Engines if I'm reading this correctly. Mark my words, I doubt this patch fest...

Cornfs Update


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've had serious problems using shfs, sshfs, and sfs. The first two fall apart under load, and the latter is a nightmare to get working in our environment...

Rails 1.1.6 - We still need full disclosure.


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've been listening on #rails-security on IRC for a while now, and there doesn't appear to be much headway describing what bugs were fixed by what patches...

Updated cornfs to v0.0.5.0


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've been working on cornfs this weekend a bit to speed things up. With the help of gprof and gcc -pg, I found that the caching routines were causing a...

A Salted mod_auth_pgsql2 for ActiveRBAC


almost 12 years ago by Ian Blenke on Ian C. Blenke.
I've made a few changes to mod-auth-pgsql2 v2.0.3 for a project I'm working on. The goal was to allow Subversion to authenticate user credentials against...