Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

The Perfect Rails Install on Ubuntu 11.10

I’ll admit, I enjoy programming in Ruby on Rails. It’s the perfect fit for so many of my smaller projects where I need to build a small application and have it up and running quickly. However, sometimes it can be extremely frustrating to install a new system with the right versions of Rails, Ruby, MySQL, etc. Often times the distribution may have older packages or the gems are picky about what version of libraries are installed on the system. Well, if you run Ubuntu 11.10, this post is for you as it will outline a cut and paste set of commands to get you up and running with Ruby 1.92, Rails 3.20, Rubygems 1.8.15, MySQL and SQLite. (more…)

How to setup encrypted offsite backups

There’s a variety of strategies for backing up your data and no single solution is perfect for everyone. Some people may use commercial services like Jungle DiskMozy, or Carbonite. Other’s may choose to use services such as Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (S3) and tools such as Duplicity. Whatever your preference, the ultimate goal is to protect your data against loss, theft, and natural disasters. In this post, we’ll cover how you can implement encrypted offsite backups using DuplyDuplicitySSHFS, and Rsync. (more…)