Ruby, cron, UTF-8, and the locale environment variables

I’ve just spent an hour or so debugging a problem with one of our internal Web services at work, and I thought I’d share the detail of the problem, in case anyone else comes across it.

First post

So, I finally got around to starting a blog. I’ve been meaning to do this for a very long time. I’ve written a few posts for the company blog at work, so I figured I really should have my own blog. And here it is.