Jason Magee

Guernsey based independent software consultant, founder of data.gg and aspiring game dev at Granite Games Limited.

Interested in local and remote work.

Tired of seeing the Rails asset pipeline logging?

Tired of seeing the Rails asset pipeline logging in the console? Disable it by adding this code…

04 Mar 2015

Simple Security on a Linux VPS

I maintain a number of Linux VPS (5 at the time of writing) and wanted to cover some basic security measures. When you sign up for a Linux VPS you tend to be given a root login to set it up. You should never leave it with root access as it’s a security risk. The minimum you want to do is create a new login and prevent root from logging on via SSH. Another good precaution is to change the default SSH port. For maximum security you want to use SSH keys for access which I’ll cover in another post.

17 Feb 2015

Gamely Digest Follow Up

This is a follow up post to this post in which I promised to post my solution to handling thumbnails when different reviewers submit different aspect ratio images, e.g…

15 Feb 2015

Must have Ruby on Rails Gems

These are some of my most regularly used Ruby Gems when I’m working with Rails.

08 Feb 2015

Gamely Digest image processing

One of the my targets for Gamely Digest is that it is kept simple and pain-free to maintain. For the first few reviews, I had to manually create thumbnails, rename and convert 50 images in GIMP. This drove me to write some bash scripts to automate the process.

30 Jan 2015