avoiding "ruby script/server" and eliminating ":3000"

U can use Phusion Passenger to run in development instead of Webrick or Mongrel.
Using the "RailsEnv" statement pointing to development in the virtual
host definition.

cheers

Create an alias like so in your .bash_profile or wherever:

  alias rss='ruby script/server --port:80'

HTH,

-Roy