1.9.soon. 1.9.1 may be the future, right now more like bleeding edge. If you’ve been bit by a broken Rails 2.3.4 upgrade, try patching or checkout stable-2.3 instead. Also, what to do with Rack 1.0 and file uploads.
Snow Upgrade. Upgraded to Snow Leopard earlier this week. Upgrade was uneventful, as smooth as I came to expect from Apple, though rebuilding all my MacPorts — not my idea of fun. Ric Roberts’ Ruby/MySQL tips were very helpful, as were Matt Aimonetti’s. Most noticeable improvement about Snow Leopard: with better scanner support I no longer have to use CanoScan.
Bit flipping. Presumably you get faster performance from running a 64-bit kernel. Snow Leopard boots in 32-bit, which is easy to fix with this handy utility. So far no issues running with a 64-bit kernel, not even from Parallels. Is it faster? I doubt so. Still, it feels faster.
Git started. Probably trickiest part of using Github — after Git itself — is setting up private/public keys. SSH was not designed in a usability lab, to put it lightly, but this handy setup script will make your life easier.
The best way to increase your productivity, hack your life, and be minimalist is to stop reading those sites.