The month of September has flown by, and I’ve had my hands covered with Ruby work of late. In the process, I’ve needed to tweak some great projects like Starling, Webistrano and xmpp4r-simple. These projects are definitely maturing, and it’s been great to get under the hood to see how they tick, and see where I can help nudge them in the direction I hope to see them move.
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As a gymnast in a former life, the Olympics have always held a wonderful set of feelings for me. I enjoy reflecting on the vastness of the world as I watch each opening ceremony. I speak French, having lived overseas for a couple years, and I really love hearing the French as the first language used for announcements.
As a martialartist, I have fascination and respect for the Chinese and their history. The opening ceremony’s artistic portion was phenomenal. I loved the moving printing blocks, and the varied forms of 和 (harmony) displayed.
If you’ve done any enterprise work with Rails, and your shop is using CAS for authentication, chances are you’ve seen rubycas-client. Chances are you’ve also loved how easy it was to get working. There’s usually only one hitch — you’ve got to change the config based on which environment you’re deploying into.
I’ve been using Linux for a long time. While it lost the battle for my desktop, it still reigns supreme in my server world. I have this very occasional habit of wanting to check if two files are really, honestly, undoubtedly the same.
I had that need again today.
I’ve always used md5sum on Linux. sudo port search md5sum was a bust. I Googled around. I figured I’d just have to find the package that contains md5sum and sudo port install [package]. No dice. Nothing promising for miles around, or at least through page 5 of the Google results.