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“Error: EPERM: operation not permitted, rename” on Windows+VirtualBox+npm (and Rails)

When using an Ubuntu VM on a Windows host, and developing on npm with a shared folder, you’re probably going to hit our “operation not permitted” error a lot. I installed browserify-rails on my rails app today, but i couldn’t compile my assets because of a series of issues with VirtualBox shared folders. Here are […]

Error: origin_mismatch when using Google OAuth on a non-localhost domain

Not developing on localhost? Google’s “Authorized JavaScript origins” list can only be configured to use localhost:port (e.g. http://localhost:3000) for development. This poses an annoying problem for those of us that are developing remotely or with a VM. My current setup has me running a Ubuntu VM using VirtualBox, on a Windows 10 host. Since the […]

Error when installing fcgi gem

If you’re getting this error when installing fcgi: Installing fcgi with native extensions Gem::Ext::BuildError: ERROR: Failed to build gem native extension. you need to actually install FastCGI first. (`gem install fcgi` just installs the ruby bindings) Normally, `brew install fcgi` would be ok, but it looks like the fcgi library has been taken down. […]

There is some truths in this

between the ages of 10 and 20, people who are most envied are those with beauty; between the ages of 20 and 30, people who are most envied are those who’ve found love; between the ages of 30 and 40, people who are most envied are those whose children are ones they can be proud […]

American Express

DOW component: American Express Company (AXP) Recommendation: Buy Time Frame: Six months, re-evaluate at the end of the year Why AXP? (Fundamental Analysis): AXP serves a global payment system. Its primary products are credit cards and other payment options for tourists, consumers, and corporate, such as charging and lending cash on credit, issuing traveler checks, […]

A hippo story

In Faraway Land, there once lived a hippo named Jane. Since she was three, she has been dreaming of dancing gracefully like a ballerina. One day, she told her friends about her dream. They mocked her heavy mass that prohibited her from spinning and rotating, and her abbreviated arms that were too little to reach […]