Using Grunt with a Rails project served via RVM

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Using typical Grunt deployment scripts works fine, except there is a trick to run a bundle update using the Gems installed via a single user RVM install: ‘bundle-update’: { command: “[[ -s \"/home/username/.rvm/scripts/rvm\" ]] && source \”/home/username/.rvm/scripts/rvm\” && cd /path/to/project/ && bundle update” } This runs the RVM shell init commands saved to your shell’s… Read more »

Defeating the Genres

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Most musicians seem to hate the genres and having their music put into some sort of category. They feel that these genres/labels shape perceptions, encourage prejudice, and put their music into a restrictive box. I believe that these genres and their gazillion sub-genres are really problematic to jazz and other kinds of music, and not… Read more »

Copy Installed Debian/Ubuntu Packages Between Machines

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The following will generate a listing of installed Debian/Ubuntu packages, and will install packages from that list on another machine. Just make sure you have the same sources set in /etc/apt/sources.list: dpkg –get-selections > package_list scp package_list to your destination machine, and: dpkg –set-selections < package_list apt-get -u dselect-upgrade to install these packages.

About this Blog

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This blog consists of geeky computer-related content, as well as posts pertaining to music and jazz in particular. I realize that this makes for a rather odd mix. To make things easier, if you are interested in my music posts and don’t care about the computer stuff, you can find these posts here.

Reproducing Financial Success in Jazz

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Throughout this series I will explore what successful jazz artists (or artists typically tethered to the label) such as Esperanza Spalding, Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Medeski Martin and Wood, John Scofield, Snarky Puppy, Nicholas Payton, Roy Hargrove, Quincy Jones, Herbie Hancock, Wynton Marsalis, and others have in common as far as their success is… Read more »