Monday, August 31, 2009

Your choice, baby

So some snotty-nosed punk from some unsuccessful geodata startup sneers at our data:

CEO Noam Bardin is wary of the OSMs licensing and would rather start from scratch.


Unfortunately CEO Noam Bardin is also about to have his ass kicked halfway to Palestine and back. Good luck on "doing our best to incorporate your feedback into the upcoming release", apparently there's still some Netscape engineers in a room somewhere in Mountain View who've been doing the same since 1997.

Our sales line is open 24 hours, Noam.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rails Disambiguation Guide For OSM Developers


So apparently the server weekend had some hiccups because the admin guys kept installing the wrong type of rails. Tsch, these devs, hey?

Even though it’s three years since I did any development I can still teach you whippersnappers a thing or two. Let me make it clear.

1. Rails (Servers)
Installation instructions are either missing or bear no relation to reality. Obscure configuration (weird lever, black catch). Regularly jam. Server works much better without them. Much less annoying solutions exist.

2. Rails (Ruby)
Installation instructions are either missing or bear no relation to reality. Obscure configuration (gems, environments). Regularly jams. Server works much better without it. Much less annoying solutions exist.

You see, no confusion at all. HTH.