Jon-Michael Deldin

BMX, bike trials, & software from the Pacific Northwest

Recent Posts

Managing OpenSSL and Curl with Older Rubies

One of the projects I run for work uses Ruby 1.9 and will probably not be upgraded to 2.x anytime soon. I’ve been running it inside a Vagrant box with an older version of Ubuntu, but I finally upgraded the machine only to die by a thousand tiny cuts. Here are a couple of tips if you’re working with older Ruby software and sick of finding other people’s stacktraces on the internet:

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Freewheel Burning

At the end of February, I converted my commuter bike to a fixed-gear via a flip-flop hub as an experiment, but I just reverted back to a freewheel after almost 90 miles of riding. Here’s what I learned:

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