Introduction to strace

Thinking that you have pretty profound UNIX knowledge? Think again if you don't know how to strace. This introduction to strace by Chad Fowler finally persuaded me to check out this little UNIX tool. I made several attempts in the past, but each time I attached it to a running…

Why I roll my own authentication

This is what got me started writing this post: In the Rails world, we are holding up the DRY principle high. One outcome of this is that people do put stuff that has to be done for many applications into gems, to be reused. Authentication is such a case, as…