If you have the misfortune of being a Tiger user trying to get Ruby on Rails to kick it live and loud with your MySQL install - you know who you are - then I suggest you do the right thing and ch-check out the following pages:
- shared sadness, indignity, indignation
- one fell swoop: goodness!
- gentle familiarity
- sweet softs
- i am here for you in spirit if not body
Among the swell things you'll find out: Ruby on Tiger is broken in fun ways; one thing is that yourrailsproject/script/console knows only darkness and loss; you'll have to revert to gcc 3.3 to build the MySQL Ruby interface; CocoaMySQL also has self-shitting issues; as with other package systems, once you've jinked away from rubygems you'll have a hard time jinking back; there's nothing quite as satisfying as typing make install and seeing the whole world just work for a goddamn change.
Over here we're doing little diagrams on paper that will shortly coalesce into a design for a Web-based Nomic game called, tentatively - oh I hate myself - WaxNomic. My destructive impulse to just start writing half-assed code and only then worry about design (haha metaphor much for the fiction-writing?) won't do, here: MySQL asserts, it lusts, it insists. Presumably there are easier ways of living and easier ways of playing Nomic on the Web, but this is how I wanna kick it. So yeah.
Incidentally: Rails is now rolling along quite smoothly thanks much.