Last Updated on November 12, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I have a Ruby on Rails site that I use as an online portfolio. GitHub released a warning that there were vulnerabilities in Rails and associated gems. I started incrementally upgrading Rails. However, when I tried to push the Rails 5.2 update to production, the site crashed. Here is how I recovered
Last Updated on November 3, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
The simple command, rake stats will show you how the lines of code are distributed in your Ruby on Rails application. ‘rake about’ will show you the ruby and rails versions, the database engine and some other helpful information.
Last Updated on October 22, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
Sept 2019 – Pretty soon you won’t even be able to trust your toaster. Voice activated toilets and faucets could be used to spy on your conversations and water usage.
Adobe Photoshop will set you back at least 9.99/month. Other plans will cost from $10 to about $80/month. Fortunately there is an open source image manipulation program that is free.
Last Updated on October 21, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
Rubocop is a code linter for Ruby on Rails. When installed, configured and used properly it ensures that code is formatted properly and will identify some security issues. This post will cover installation and fixing basic auto-correctable errors.
Last Updated on October 4, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I’ve been seeing an increasing number of Facebook posts that ask something like
What was the first car you ever owned? -or- Where did you meet the love of your live?
Beware of Facebook games such as this Facebook maiden name game as they can possibly be a scam. This game could be harmless but it exposes information that could be used to compromise your accounts.
Last Updated on September 30, 2020 by Christopher G Mendla
I purchased an outdoor Guardzilla security camera. I got it set up and working with my Moto X Pure edition. After a few minutes, it started downloading a camera update. After that, I could no longer connect.
I tried reinstalling the app on my phone but still could not connect. I exchanged that unit for a new one at Staples. Guess what.. the new one wouldn’t connect either.
I tried a Guardzilla in 2017 and couldn’t get it to work with my phone. It appears that the company has closed it’s doors.