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NextGen Gallery with Tiltview Pictures Look Distorted and Causing Resource Issues

I have been playing around with Tiltview for the past couple of days which is an addition to a WordPress plugin called NextGen FlashViewer. Let me start by saying that even though I had a couple problems when starting out the combination of NextGen Gallery, NextGen Flashviewer, and Tiltview is one of the coolest combinations I have seen. It actually is fairly easy to get going and surprisingly when configured properly is not a huge CPU and memory hog. If you have configuration errors as mentioned below it can clearly be a PC resource monster. You definitely can see it taking up some memory but most client PC’s have plenty to handle Tiltview style applications these days. If you have something configured incorrectly as I mention below it wil easily crash browsers and possibly lock up the entire PC. My 1.8 GHz Windows XP laptop with 2GB of RAM was on its knees begging for mercy during troubleshooting the issues I explain below.

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How to Install a Ruby Gem Server

There are numerous reasons it is beneficial to have your own gem server including controlling the versions of various gems deployed to all of your servers. Below is a brief explanation of how to install a gem server on your local network.

1. Install Web Server: If you do not already have a web server installed then install LiteSpeed or Apache

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gem install data_fabric ERROR: Error installing data_fabric: data_fabric requires RubyGems version = 1.2

When initially attempting to install the data_fabric gem I was getting the below error. Error: gem install data_fabric ERROR: Error installing data_fabric: data_fabric requires RubyGems version = 1.2 It is possible to get this error if you have upgraded to rubygems 1.3 and you are attempting to install data_fabric (version: 1.0.1 or below). If you…