A Fresh Cup is Mike Gunderloy's software development weblog, covering Ruby on Rails and whatever else I find interesting in the universe of software. I'm a full-time software developer: most of my time in recent years has been spent writing Rails, though I've dabbled in many other things and like most people who have been writing code for decades I can learn new stuff as needed.

Currently I'm unemployed and starting to look around for my next opportunity as a senior manager, team lead, or lead developer. Drop me a comment if you're interested or email MikeG1 [at] larkfarm.com.


A Fresh Cup

Notes on Rails and other development


Making Apache Share

Name-based Virtual Host Support is another piece of the puzzle that I'm going to need in the near future - making Apache serve two Web sites from the same server. Hopefully figuring out how to use Mongrel behind the scenes with both sites won't make it much more difficult.

New Software

As you've probably noticed, things have changed around here. I've migrated the site from ozimodo to Mephisto . While the new software does look much spiffier, the main driver for this was simple: Mephisto supports comments out of the box. I've been getting a rather surprising (to me, at least) amount of e-mail over my postings on this site. Now you folks can play along right here and everyone can benefit from the back-and-forth. At least, that's the plan.

New Version

Rails 1.2 is out although I really doubt that anyone is reading the news here for the first time. I'm not done learning the previous version yet so I can just sort of roll right in to the new features when I get there, I guess. I also need to take a good look at Mike Clark's Managing Rails Versions with Capistrano when I get the chance.

A Kindred Spirit

There's that old saying about being able to recognize the pioneers because they're the ones with the arrows in their backs. So it was nice to wake up this morning and read Maybe it’s time to try something new, or maybe it’s the drugs over on Jon Rowett's blog, and see someone else joining the ferment of discontent that I'm a part of. I wouldn't say that any huge part of the .NET community is jumping ship, but it's nice to not be all alone in exploring.

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