RubyInline Tricks and Tips

Permutative Schedule Calculation One of the most compute intensive tasks in the RSportz system is the scheduling code. It turns out that scheduling pool and cross pool games between a number of teams is actually a rather challenging computer science problem. Add in seeding, home/away venue requirements, and calendar limitations and you have yourself a… Continue reading RubyInline Tricks and Tips

Ubuntu 10.10 VNC keyboard mapping nightmare.

My Amazon EC2 dev box crashed yesterday and I had to rebuild it from scratch. Installed Ubuntu 10.10, configured VNC and ran into a keyboard mapping problem. Every time I hit the letter “d”, all my windows would iconify. I went down many false paths as did this poor soul, applying solutions from old releases.  … Continue reading Ubuntu 10.10 VNC keyboard mapping nightmare.