So I finally had a few spare moments to work on the Loud Thinking machine again. Instead of going with one of the million packages out there, I decided to eat some dog food and just roll my own.
Yes, yes, terribly inefficient from a productivity perspective, but I indulged myself with a learning experience on how it feels to setup a small Rails application from scratch using Ubuntu Feisty, nginx, Mongrel, and SQLite3.
As a side-effect, I haven't bothered implementing comments for my little machine just yet. And I'm thinking that's actually a blessing in part disguise. I think I'll be happy with the tranquillity for a while.