Apparently, it's tantamount to heresy to propose to use Nginx for anything Ruby-related other than Rails. I've scoured the internet (read: a good half-hour in between bites of Spaghettios) and I can't find anything on the subject. So, it looks like I'm going to have to 'figger it out my own sef'.
I doubt if either one of my readers has any experience on this front, feel free to chime in at any time.
Failing that, Ezra, on the off-chance you're reading this, send help. And sandwiches.
I had great plans for work this evening, but the better part of my night went to helping Roomie.male track down the reason why our zones weren't propagating (we think we have it, but we've got to wait and see).
I'm going to spend some time tomorrow digging into 'revactor', a gem which "...is an application framework for Ruby which uses the Actor model to simplify the creation of high-performance network services". In my unending attempt to get as low-level as possible with this stuff, I've started reading about π calculus. Initial impressions are that things like "∈ R/apple ∑ ramalama-ding-dong ⊗ 5% ♣ that's what she said" roughly translate to "Introduction". Still looks pretty cool, though.