Showing posts from November, 2013

Windows welcome screen slow

After I log in to Windows 7 the welcome screen stays on for ages, in the past it was almost instant.  I’ve tried various suggestions from forums and none of them worked, then it struck me what it was! Windows was trying to reconnect network drives after I had logged in, but one of them (a connection to my iMac) was unobtainable because my iMac was off.  I disconnected the mapped network drives and speed is back to normal

Installing Ruby on Rails, RubyMine and MongoDB on Ubuntu Linux

Here are some really basic instructions which should work on a virgin installation of Ubuntu Linux.  I tried following some instructions in a book but they were awful, these are what I ended up with. Install some installation helper tools etc sudo apt-get install build-essential git-core sudo apt-get install curl bash -s stable < <(curl -s echo '[[ -s "/home/x/.rvm/scripts/rvm" ]] && source "/home/x/.rvm/scripts/rvm"' >> ~/.bashrc source ~/.bashrc Install JavaScript interpreter sudo apt-get install nodejs Install MongoDB server and clients sudo apt-get install mongodb-server sudo apt-get install mongodb-clients Install Rails sudo apt-get install rails Install Ruby 1.9.3 and set it as the default version to use rvm install 1.9.3 rvm use --default 1.9.3 Install Gems required by Ruby ge