“Clean in Business” Google+ Community

Following on from the interest in the Clean Language presentation, We’ve started a Google+ group for Clean Language in Business which people might be interested in https://plus.google.com/communities/100438077387632793745 Notably I’ve got some of my colleagues to join, so if you’ve got specific questions about what we do, it should get perspectives from people other than just me. Which I think is …

Clean Questioning in Software Companies

A case study on Amphora’s use of Clean Questions and Metaphor, working with Caitlin Walker of Training Attention. Clean Language in Software from Simon Coles

couldn’t find file ‘jquery-ui’ with Rails 3.2

On a new Rails app, we tried to install both ActiveScaffold and ActiveAdmin. In both cases we got: couldn’t find file ‘jquery-ui When trying to access the¬†ActiveScaffold or ActiveAdmin pages. Turns out the later versions of JQuery remove some things which are still required in Rails 3.2. So locking the version in the Gemfile does the trick e.g. change the …

Path issues when using Capistrano

I recently started using Capistrano on a personal project, which is hosted on a relatively plain Ubuntu box. Capistrano wouldn’t do much, I kept getting errors about “bundle” not being found. Seems the newer versions of Rails and Capistrano prefix everything with “bundle” so the right Gems etc. are used. Turns out there’s a problem with the path that my …

Apple iPad print server in Pure Java

Apple have just released iOS 4.2 which includes the ability to print. As part of PatentSafe we have a IPP print server written in Java which can accept print jobs from the iPad and other iOS devices. We also have some Java code which advertises the printer to iOS devices either locally or via wide-area Bonjour. The net result of …

Pound 2.5 and the Include directive

We’re very happy with Pound as a front-end Proxy to our hosted PatentSafe servers. In the version 2.5 release notes there is mention of an Include directive which is clearly of interest because our configuration file is getting rather large! Turns out there isn’t much documentation around so here’s what we understand having read the source… In our main pound.cfg …