September 2007

Backup script for RimuHosting

A handy little one - a backup script for RimuHosting that will backup your Rails app and copy it to the provided backup storage account. To use it you first have to add Geoffrey Grosenbach's backup.rake script to your lib/tasks directory, then sign up for RimuHosting's backup service, then just save out this script as e.g. "" and add it to your crontab.


Why I don't use Cygwin for SFTP

In the UNIXy (UNIX, BSD, Linux, OSX) world secure file transfers have been the norm for years, thanks in part to the standardization of SSH as the security protocol due to both its simplicity and power. Windows, on the other hand, has never featured security as a very important feature, evidenced by the ellaborate routes someone must take to handle SSL in IIS.


World's worst industry publication ceases

Sys-Con have finally put to rest what I’ve thought was an utterly horrible magazine, the ColdFusion Developer’s Journal. Between an utterly useless website that bombards you with 80% advertisements / 20% content, and a magazine with fraud printed all over it (not paying authors, using blog articles without consent, increasing subscription rates, ignoring their own volunteer editorial board), the ColdFusion industry is much better off without them.


Amazing PR thanks to Ryan Price

Mr Price, a well known figure in the Orlando, FL internet-savvy community, just promoted my search for employment on his community site's blog with many complimentary things to say. He also highlighted how through a limited amount of networking over the past year I've managed to gain a great deal number leads very quickly, which has just been an amazing experience - thanks to the feedback my family will be just fine.