Archive for February, 2007

I had never used a favicon for a site before.  I just added one to my upcoming quizical.net site. I ran into one small problem that I thought I would add here. I created a 16 x 16 icon, named it favicon.ico and added it to my public folder (not public/images). Yet, the icon was […]


While converting my s3cache to a rails plugin, I could not figure out why when I installed the plugin, the directory structure it created was: -vendor –plugins —svn —-s3cache I did not want it to create the svn directory and instead just have s3cache as the child under plugins. I finally figured it out. Your […]


The below are the step by step instructions I used to set up my EC2 instance for my soon to launch rails app (Quizical.net). It uses Rails and Litespeed as the server. At the end of the install, it makes heavy use of my Capistrano and EC2.rake tasks to install my app. Warning. I’m not […]


I am using EC2 to host my soon-to-launch Quizical.net application. Its great. I use capistrano to manage these EC2 instances. With these tasks, I have automated many sets of EC2 commands into simple rake tasks. For instance, to launch an instance, I can type… rake ec2:run id=ami-61a54008 . ..and a minute or two later I […]