Monthly Archives: April 2010

Getting FancyUpload to work with Rails

FancyUpload is a slick looking file uploader with a progress bar. However, it’s not completely obvious how to get it working with your Rails application. I searched long and hard and found 2 pretty good examples here and here. The problem is that the former only works with Amazon S3, and the [...]
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How to change a UIBarButtonItem in the iphone toolbar

I recently needed to add a custom button to the iPhone toolbar but it needed to have state. Specifically, I needed the ability to enable and disable it based on some conditions. I implemented this using two images for the button – one for enabled and one for disabled. First, add the button to the [...]
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B’more on Rails synopsis – April 2010

B’more on Rails is a community of Baltimore folks who use the Ruby programming language and the Ruby on Rails application framework. Check out our MeetUp page. Below is a brief synopsis from our April 2010 meetup. You can also download the slides here. Bundler is great for gem management. Among other [...]
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Install MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6 and add StartupItem

Installing MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6 took a bit of digging around. Here is a consolidated tutorial. I am leaving out sudo commands for convenience. Use them where you don’t have permission. # create the directory where you will keep your MySQL binary distribution mkdir ~/src cd ~/src   # download mysql binary distribution from # [...]
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