EDIT 23/9/14: this is a post from my old blog which ran ruby on rails - this version is running on nodejs.
... I actually managed to set up ruby on rails...
my attempts last night were fruitless, but it seems like I got it together today - especially since I paid attention to the ever changing environment variables when using screen - somebody should really add that part to the RoR tutorials!
Anyway... time to celebrate!
EDIT: now let's see which archived posts I can already publish ...
EDIT2: here are some snippets from the web which helped me getting obtvse running:
the excellent railsguide:
manually installing gems:
Fixing an issue with environment variables
installing therubyracer gem:
setting up rails + thin + nginx:
and of course obtvse itself: