Love boat

Here’s a particularly seaworthy-looking vessel out on San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy of Loyal Reader Number One.

Wonders of Blogger today. I spent the entire evening working on the business. Roughly six hours. Six fruitless, frustrating hours. Six pointless, meaningless, useless hours. But I’m not bitter. Oh wait, yes I am.

The trouble is, I’m trying to get Waterlogged running on Larry. Well, it’s actually running on Larry, but not under Apache. It comes with a mini-server called Webrick, which is working perfectly, but when you want to put a Rails application into production, you need to make it work with Apache. And I haven’t been able to make that work yet. It turns out to be pretty complicated. I’ll get there, but there’s very little practice. I can’t even get it to be able to write into its own log files. It complains that the file permissions aren’t set, but they most certainly are. And then it claims it can’t find its own fast server. Which is most certainly there. Sigh.

On the good news front, Loyal Readers Numbers One and Two and I scientifically verified that the Miata’s thermoswitch was definitely bad. We went to a couple of parts stores until we found a replacement. Installing it was the simplest auto repair I’ve ever done, I believe. The sensor is screwed into the thermostat housing, which is right at the front of the engine without any obstructions. We simply unhooked the wire, put a socket on the old sensor, easily unscrewed it, easily screwed the new one in, and re-hooked the wire. Started the engine up, waited for it to heat up, and verified the fan comes on and the engine no longer seems to have a desire to overheat. Of course, the real proof will come the next time I take the car to work, but I’m cautiously optimistic.

Gotta go to Costco shortly, and I’m starving for lunch, so it’s time to finish. See you on Monday.

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