Many Thanks for the replys. Problem resolved! by

a) using the fixed version of the Poignant Guide @
http://qa.poignantguide.net/, not the usual url location. (and why
isn't the version @ http://poignantguide.net/ruby/ upto date or
redirecting? )

c) Using a Costant is a better practices and in this case the simplest
thing that works.

d) Make a Class is a best pratice esp if your doing something more than
trivial

Ian www.FalsePositives.com