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Upgrading Mezzanine from 1.4.10 to 1.4.16 then 3.0.9

If you are seeing this it means the upgrade (mostly) worked!

Autocomplete over Associations in Rails 4

When creating a simple web application for a friend I found out the Formtastic (later Simple Form) solution for a belongs_to: :customer associaton, a <SELECT> was not the best. It simply loaded all customer names and ids into the HTML (more than 15 thousand!). Among the solutions I thought an Autocomplete field to be the best.

VirtualBox Guest Additions on Debian 7.1: the Linux Headers

A recurring issue I have when creating new Linux VMs under VirtualBox is to make the Guest Additions to work.

Decoding Fake Binary Messages

Sometimes I see posts on Facebook featuring a series of zeroes and ones mimicking a binary stream:

Poor Man's Backup

(originaly posted in Sep 2009 at http://ruminations.ratonator.com/home/implementing-backup)