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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Pow! Dead-easy rails development servers

The Problem: you’ve got multiple rails projects in development; possibly one or more use subdomains, and you can’t be bothered messing with vhosts and /etc/hosts and <insert extra hassle steps here> just to look at your app in the browser. The Solution: Pow, a zero-configuration Rack server for OSX, by Sam Stephenson over at 37 […]

Filtering spam with akismet and rails

I’ve got a rails site with an active comments section. For a couple of years I’ve been using the recaptcha gem by fellow tampa.rb member Jason Perry, and that’s mostly worked well. Recently we’ve been getting hit by spam from Russia which has been getting past the recaptcha filters. The spammer in question may or […]