How I Go Again

I am upgrading my Hugo-based blog from v0.15 to v0.48 (extended)! Quite a mad leap. Update: As it turns out, extended won’t run on my (or any) shared hosting provider, and I am still building my site on my shared host. I know, that’s not cool anymore, but updating my deployment pipeline would require more time than I have. My Architecture Local is Mac I am using a Mac for this process.

Introducing celluloid-io-pg-listener: Part 1

Introducing a new RubyGem celluloid-io-pg-listener (on github) Allows you to asynchronously LISTEN for Postgresql NOTIFY messages and do something with the payloads. Sure! It should work if you just run bin/setup from the root directory of the gem, then you can follow along the examples in the readme. All the data about db setup and structure is located in the spec/apps directory.

Why Should You Use flag_shih_tzu

What is it? See the what is it post. Why should you use it? No migrations needed for new boolean attributes Avoids ALTER TABLE when adding a new boolean field to a model, which can be important for very large tables Only the one integer column needs to be indexed The index is actually meaningful, unlike a boolean column index Bitwise operations are fast, indexes are even faster, and you can use either one Adds scopes to easily access collections of records with specific fields Chained scopes to combine sql for different bit fields for maximum performance Provides condition builder methods for each bit field so you can construct your own custom SQL with the correct bit field values for the list.

Upgrade to El Capitan with Homebrew, Ruby, qt5, & Java

I upgraded to El Capitan, with Homebrew & Ruby, and this is how I did it flawlessly. … and Xcode and Java, etc. Prepare If you don’t already have homebrew installed, do that first, so you don’t have to deal with SIP issues. Install all Software Updates available in the Apple Menu, up to and including El Capitan. Hardware After the installs and forced reboots my 27” Thunderbolt display wouldn’t display anything.

My Git Commit Hooks

I quite envy a nice commit message. The Rails project has rules about commit messages that are tops. This is a great example from a great developer I know, which got merged into core. So now on my own projects I have cribbed, tweaked, and automated a tiny bit of of that sweet, sweet commit message honey. Naming your branch Step 1 I name my branches with a prefix that is one of: “hotfix”, “bug”, “feature”, or “candy”.

Fix The Nokogiri Warning

One of the most consistent warnings that has been with me through the years has been that Nokogiri was built against a version of libXML that is different than the version that is dynamically loaded. WARNING: Nokogiri was built against LibXML version 2.6.30, but has dynamically loaded 2.9.0 I had most recently, out of frustration, and due to sundry circumstances, resorted to the --use-system-libraries flag in my project’s bundler config just to get shit done.

How I Go

I am relaunching my blog! I have decided to use Hugo after much internal debate, and strong lobbying from all the sleazy corporate bag-men that are constantly trying to bribe me with buzz words . I will always Ruby and use it every day, but for my blog I gotta go. So easy, static and fast! As my first post I will document how I made this work.