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Updating Ruby on Rails

Are you a developer?

Do you have Ruby on Rails installed - anywhere?


  1. Open a terminal
  2. Type in this:
    gem update rails

That’s better…

After reading this article, I ran around to all my everyday machines and made sure I was up to date. The scariest part for me was this:

There are many developers who are not presently active on a Ruby on Rails project who nonetheless have a vulnerable Rails application running on localhost:3000. If they do, eventually, their local machine will be compromised. (Any page on the Internet which serves Javascript can, currently, root your Macbook if it is running an out-of-date Rails on it. No, it does not matter that the Internet can’t connect to your localhost:3000, because your browser can, and your browser will follow the attacker’s instructions to do so.

To keep tabs on the situation, check in at the official Ruby on Rails blog.

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iOS 5.1 - The Good and the Ugly

One thing that apple got right - over the air update. I don’t think I have ever seen my settings icon with a numbered badge on it before. It made me curious when when I saw it.

I set my phone to update itself just before dinner, and it was completed right after dinner. Nice!

I can honestly say that if it were not for the over the air update, I probably would not have upgraded yet.

The ugly part is the 4G logo that sits next to my AT&T indicator (this was part of the update). I wouldn’t complain if the speed was better. Using the speedtest app, I have yet to see a speed over 2 Mbps. I believe that HSPA+ is advertised at up to 7Mbps.

For me, acceptable implementation would be to show me the 4G indicator whenever speeds are at or above 3Mbps. Otherwise it should show me the 3G indicator.

AT&T could say “Sir, the 3G and 4G indicator does not indicate the speed of the connection. Rather it indicates the technology used to relay your cellular data.” My reply would be - if you are using technology capable of 7Mbps, and shoving that in my face every time I unlock my phone; then why not increase the bandwidth? More succinctly, “Put up or Shut up.”

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