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Comment Re:Some... (Score 1) 700

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. No explanation, just go read it.

Have you really found it influenced your life? I found it highly engrossing, but the whole motorcycle maintenance thing didn't really struck a nerve with me. What did impress me, was the plagued writer descending into insanity, and then coming out of it. But there isn't a whole lot to learn from that.

Comment Re:Installation is a royal pain in the ass (Score 1) 111

The first problem was that for some reason, I had to re-run "sudo dpkg-reconfigure ca-certificates".

Then I got an error "markerb ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII" after the command "bundle install --without development test heroku" tells me:

Using markerb (1.0.0) from https://github.com/plataformatec/markerb.git (at master)
ArgumentError: invalid byte sequence in US-ASCII
An error occurred while installing markerb (1.0.0), and Bundler cannot continue.
Make sure that `gem install markerb -v '1.0.0'` succeeds before bundling.

Solution turned out here to add the following to .bashrc:

export LANG="en_US.UTF-8"
export LC_ALL="en_US.UTF-8"

I stopped at the point where you configure the webserver, because SSL is required and I don't have an SSL certificate yet for my private webserver.

Comment Installation is a royal pain in the ass (Score 2) 111

Chrissake, this installation is a royal pain in the ass. The number of convoluted steps is just plain crazy.

First, I have to walk through a long, loooong installation instruction for Debian here. Then I turn to the Notes on installing and running, only to end halfway with a crazy error message.

diaspora@sirius:~/diaspora$ bundle install --without development test heroku
Fetching gem metadata from http://rubygems.org/......
Fetching gem metadata from http://rubygems.org/..
Fetching https://github.com/plataformatec/markerb.git
error: while accessing https://github.com/plataformatec/markerb.git/info/refs

fatal: HTTP request failed
Git error: command `git clone 'https://github.com/plataformatec/markerb.git' "/home/diaspora/.rvm/gems/ruby-1.9.3-p194@diaspora/cache/bundler/git/markerb-6697fe76410a3ed08ce3f5fd8ee64ebddd200665" --bare --no-hardlinks` in directory /home/diaspora/diaspora has failed.

Compiling Ruby from scratch, installing cruft in /usr/local, installing something weird called RVM.... What the fuck happened to ./configure && make && make install?

Comment Slashdot Private Message (Score 5, Funny) 44

Hi Rob,

God you really got out of this hell hole on time. That cocksucker from Dice Holdings walks around like he's the king or something. Chrissake he told me to come on time tomorrow! And of course sourceforge is acting up and the guys over there aren't so chummy anymore, we're just another user to them.

Say, do you remember where we put the design document on the private messages system? There's several bugs open, but CowboyNeal wrote that module so you probably have an idea of the "quality" of the code. He's a fucking monkey felcher and you know it.

Anyway, see you Saturday in town. We can talk about Kathleen and Jeff, and again, I'm sorry you had to go through her email to find out about them. I'm going to fucking kill that asshole.


Comment Re:Python 3 and its use (Score 1) 131

Well, I remember yum hitting 1 GB allocated memory on RedHat 5 when updating. The lead developer told me that he couldn't do anything about that, it was just the size of the repository.

Yum is not bad, but far from a Python poster child.

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