To my horror, I discovered that I'd lost almost all of my Rails skills. But then I received an email from Michael Hartl that his 2nd Edition of the Ruby on Rails Tutorial (PDF & videos) were now available! Talk about good timing!
So, I'm off to start the new installation with the latest version of Rails, and we'll see where it goes.
What's different this time? Only that I'm developing on an older laptop (2.5GHz AMD64 with <1GB RAM), so I'm running LXDE on Ubuntu. Here we go!
(ps. I didn't realize Ubuntu's defaults would run so slowly on my old laptop, otherwise I would have done a proper Lubuntu install from the start. Instead, I now have this hard drive chock full of desktop managers: Unity, Gnome Fallback, XFCE and now LXDE! They all work, but I'm definitely impressed with the speed of LXDE. And, after all, I'm just using this system for web development! Let's see how it handles. :-)