Alright, I give. Rails on shared hosting really sucks. I’ve seen reports of success with Phusion Passenger, but my host doesn’t support it yet. I wrote about my some of this issues I have had. So welcome to wordpress. Same theme, mostly, with less crashes. Maybe this will encourage me to write more.
Now that I have used typo for a couple of days now, I realized it is missing page stats. Maybe it is vanity, but if I am going to spend time posting information, I want to know when someone is looking at it. So I looked on the mailing list and didn’t see anything current that would help. My first thought, right on, now I have a chance to write my first open source plugin. Then I came to my senses and decided to google around.
I found a post on Juixe TechKnow about a plugin from Graeme. Looked pretty good and I have been wanting to try google analytics. I also found this plugin which appears to be an updated version of Graeme’s. I tried the blue egg edition, but was getting errors about a missing Liquid constant. Didn’t feel like adding liquid so I went back to the first plugin.
Install and configuration was simple. Signed up for google analytics, installed the plugin, modified my environment.rb. Now I am collecting stats.
Should I be concerned? Everything has been too straightforward.
BTW, Happy New Year.
Well, nothing like waiting until the last minute. My personal weblog has been down for over a year. One of my 2007 new year resolutions was get it back up. Here goes.
Over the past year or so, I have been doing mostly Ruby on Rails work, both personally and professionally. I had to find another job about 3 months ago, and I was dreading having to go back to Java. RoR is just so much fun. I wanted to set my new weblog with RoR and looked at both Typo and Mephisto as well as few others. Why did I choose Typo? I think it was after listening to Stuart Halloway’s podcast. So far so good. I have to say, I am surprised by how easy it was to get set up and going. Much different than my experience with drupal 6 years ago. Surely I know more now, but I am still surprised. I’ll post more info about the set in the about page
I plan to blog mostly about technology, things I find interesting and things I learn. Maybe someone will find it useful.
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