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Nice Flash messages in Rails 2 and Rails 3

I’ve been doing some Rails work recently and one of the things that I’ve found to be a nice aesthetic add-on is putting some nicer flash messages in. Over at dzone.com there is an example which I’ve worked off of – http://snippets.dzone.com/posts/show/3145 The example is as follows. Add this section to your application_helper.rb def show_flash [:notice, :warning, :message].collect do |key| …

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VMware tip – Protocol error from VMX

Small tip, big victory. I have weekly snapshots and clones that are scheduled through vCenter. Suddenly one of the clone tasks stopped working and threw this error: A General System error occurred: Protocol error from VMX. Hmmm…that’s odd. It’s run fine up to now right? Luckily the fix couldn’t be too much simpler than this. SOLUTION: Restart the VMware Tools …

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vmworld 2010 – My thoughts after Day 2

For those of you who have been at these sort of conferences you will know that there is a careful balance between marketing and deep technical sessions. So far I have managed to choose wisely with my sessions and avoid the pure marketing and hype sessions. Don’t get me wrong, I understand the need for them and it is up …