Technology Insights

Install a Ruby Gem From Your Local Linux Server

Installing a gem locally is extremelly easy if you follow the steps below. I was recently in a situation where I had to upgrade a gem quickly to resolve a bug but the latest version of the gem located on http://gems.rubyforge.org was older than what was necessary. You need to locate the .gem file for the gem that needs to be installed and get a copy on the local server. In my case I happened to have a gem server that had ben installed but the web access was down at the moment so I SCP’d (secure copy) it to the local server and placed it in /usr/local/src.

Once you have the gem moved onto the local server issue the below command to install.

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Error IMPD01-300 while installing Stardock’s Impulse

Stardock provides some very nice customization programs to modify and tweak your Windows look and feel. If you purchase anything that requires installing the Impulse engine, you might run into the following error:

Impulse Error

The error IMPD01-300 comes up during the installation saying it can’t connect for updates.  In order to work around this error you need to download the full installer and use that to install the application.

You can get the full installer here.

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Install Spellcheck for Notepad++ on Windows

Notepad++ is an upgraded notepad application that provides a lot of functionality past the typical notepad application in Windows. Not only does it provide a tab system to view multiple files easily at the same time but it provides functionality to open and edit many more file types. To add spellcheck to Notepad++ you will need to download and install Aspell which you can complete by using the directions below.