Today one of our server got in trouble with an ACE encoded IDN domain. The problem seemed to be rails in combination with nginx’s X-Sendfile feature. The result became that when accessing the site trough the IDN domain x-senfile did not send any files….

Our quick and dirty solution (until we have found the source/or solved the problem) became redirecting all traffic from the IDN domain to the domain without strange-swedish-characters.

With nginx this is as simple as in most webservers just put the following code before you original server configuration in nginx.conf.

server {
    rewrite ^(.*)$1 permanent;

And Bowang! All requests to www.svenskdomä will be redirected to

Domain names have been changed to protect the innocent :-)


Posted in Hosting, Rails at May 21st, 2008. No Comments
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Just want to send my congrats to Marcus Ahnve who will join ThoughtWorks starting June, he will be in charge of starting TW’s Swedish office.

I had the pleasure to work with Marcus during his time at wemind and I hope we can find some cool projects in the future to work on or at least some bacon wrapped-jimmy-burgers!

Best of luck to Marcus! 


Posted in Life at May 19th, 2008. No Comments
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Today i found a ‘new’ lunchbox in our refrigerator. New is a bit excessively!

Mould in a lunchbox

Lesson learned! You have to eat you lunch in time or it will grow old and crawl away…..


Click the image to get all the yummy details.


Posted in Life at May 19th, 2008. 2 Comments
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Yesterday i was updating all my ruby gems. During the update a got disturbed by something so i did not pay attention what gems got updated.

This morning i found my current app not starting up.

This is how i solved it

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Posted in Ruby at May 13th, 2008. 4 Comments
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