Over the weekend I wrote Shovel, a Switchtower task that automatically builds a customized lighttpd.conf for you on TextDrive. It also builds the required directories, schedules a cron to start lighttpd when the server reboots, and does other tedious tasks.
This is EXPERIMENTAL, but I used it to setup and deploy several Rails apps to TextDrive this weekend.
Read more at the Shovel Documentation Page with Step-by-Step Tutorial.
I hope this will help you setup and deploy your Rails apps to TextDrive easily. However, it does create directories, launch processes, and do other possibly destructive things. Use at your own risk.
That being said, I’d appreciate feedback and patches if you find it useful, or if you find a bug.
UPDATE: Don’t install Daedalus