Just about any command I'm trying to do in this book seems rather broken.

I had to bootleg my way into install rubygems and all the other parts of the 1st second chapters as all the url's were not working... now that I "think" it's all installed, at least all the versions seem to be checking out... the entire "shovell" part is not working now... does nothing.

I had been rather pleased with sitepoint books up until now, but this one seems that it is a little broken.

Any thoughts? Any idea how to get the "shovell" section to actually work?

Should I just give up on the book? There another alternative to actually teaching me ruby/rails/etc?