How to turn off Length Error messages on Password Confirmation fields in Authlogic

In Authlogic, if you use a password confirmation field (when creating a new user perhaps), there is an error message that shows up for that field if the User model does not validate.
Something like

is too short (minimum is 4 characters)

Seems simple enough to turn off, but I almost went mad trying to figure out how do this without completely turning off password authentication.

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
    acts_as_authentic do |c|
         c.merge_validates_length_of_password_confirmation_field_options  :allow_blank => true
    end
end

PS: It’d be nice to get all the configuration options for Authlogic in one place, with better documentation for each one.
Maybe I should get on that … it is open source software after all

Running thin instead of mongrel with script/server

Just go to the the rails directory that corresponds to this one on your computer (This is on a windows XP machine, but you should be able to figure out the right path on your machine)

C:\ruby\lib\ruby\gems\1.8\gems\rails-2.3.5\lib\commands

Open up server.rb

And edit the line that says

server = Rack::Handler::Mongrel

to say

server = Rack::Handler::Thin

enjoy

thin server logo