Ruby Gem Update fails on Windows
I was running a gem update for Ruby on Windows and getting an error around quotes:
ERROR: While executing gem ... (Errno::EINVAL)
There’s a solution on Stackoverflow that addresses it but not because of quotes.
I tested my setup with:
The solution is to fix a bad entry in the setrbvars.bat file that gets run when the Ruby shell is started.
This line read:
Gem update was choking on the quotes. I dropped the quotes:
and now it runs fine.
80 miles back online thanks to the great Tumblr staff!
Creed is good
I love the Automattic creed - it’s so much more active than most mission and value statements:
I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.