The Joy of Hex

Drunken Monkey Coding Style with a hint of Carlin humor

May 30, 2010 - 1 minute read - Rails Ruby Windows

Ruby Gem tool and Windows 7

While trying to setup the RoR with XAMPP on my windows 7 machine I encoundered an error 1 ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EEXIST) while trying to run 1 gem install rails --include-dependencies Turns out none of the other gem commands worked. The solution is simple, you need to run the command prompt with elevated privileges (run as admin) to get it to work.

Apr 5, 2010 - 15 minute read - Git Gitosis Windows

Setting up Gitosis on Windows 7

For a long time I have been a Subversion(SVN) user, but a few months back (or is it a year) I heard about this new fangled VCS with a D in front, called Git. After a few chuckles about the name, I was curious to see how, and why it is supposedly better than SVN. First thing I needed to understand is that Git is a DVCS. D stands for distributed (or disturbed in case Git does not even remotely sit right with you), shortest explanation of that means that there is no classic server/client relationship, and that every user has a full copy of a repository (history and all), freaky I know.

Mar 30, 2010 - 10 minute read - Events Rants and Raves

Camp and some Code

On Saturday the 27th of April I attended my first MS CodeCamp in Belgrade. Up to now I tried to keep up either by livecasts, or by later watching the recordings (if available). I had mixed expectations about it, on one hand the agenda promised some interesting topics, on the other hand I had a nagging suspicion of upcoming disappointment in the back of my head. What I got was a nasty case of NIH mixed with some trivial examples, dashed with some incompetence.