Since my last entry was about MacPorts, I just wanted to note that the last time I had to reinstall OS X (because of replacing the hard drive with a SSD), I decided to switch to Homebrew instead. It seems to be what all the cool kids are doing. So far it has worked well, but I haven’t installed that many packages yet. It seems a lot faster than MacPorts, too.
Also, I decided to use RVM to manage my Ruby installation, which has also worked out extremely well so far. RVM allows you to switch between different versions of Ruby on the fly. The only thing I don’t like is that it seems to have added a variable whose value is an ultralong script to my envrionment variables. So if I want to look at my environment variables, I have to scroll past this script.