Monthly Archives: December 2008

rails, mongrel and mysterious gpgme errors

Mongrel changes its user and group id to the user you specify when started as another user (say, root). However, it does not change the environment variables from the user it was started as. In particular, ENV["USER"] and ENV["HOME"] remain … Continue reading

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remote install of a PE2900

I got a new Dell PowerEdge 2900 delivered at a customer site thousands of miles away. I installed it remotely after instructing the people onsite to plug in the network interfaces and power. That worked, but it would have been … Continue reading

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