Technical

Installing mysql2 gem on Mac OSX Installing mysql2 gem on Mac OSX

Just spent 20 mins trying to install the mysql2 gem on my Mac OSX dev machine. Here’s the solution for anyone else who’s stuck with the same problem. (more…)

Technical

HTML5 as a replacement for Flash HTML5 as a replacement for Flash

We needed to build a short animation, for a client’s website, which explained a rather complex concept within 60 seconds to a “lay audience” [1] (more…)

Technical

Automated backups in under 30mins Automated backups in under 30mins

Once you’ve gotten your application into production, do not procrastinate in setting up automated backups for important data. You’ll be thanking yourself the day your cloud-server instance dies on you. Or after a botched-up DB migration job. Or probably an...