Just a quick tidbit, but I’ve got a copule of classes that I consistently require, and it gets a bit redundant to include particular directories. Its not something that I’m ready to make a gem out of, but I looked into the standard Ruby inlude path. I beleive the paths are fairly standard, but you can always check this using irb
will display the include path.
If you copy .rb files to any of these directories (probably requiring sudo) you can require them from anywhere. I know there are other ways to do this, but this is a very quick way to do it.