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Implementing 'git show' in Mercurial

One of my frequently used git commands is 'git show <rev>'. As in, "show me what the heck this guy did here." Unfortunately, Mercurial doesn't have the same command, but it's easy enough to implement it using an alias in your .hgrc. The command you would run from the command line to get the...

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{git, hg} Custom Log Output

The standard log output for both Git and Mercurial is a bit verbose for my liking. I keep my terminal at ~50 lines, which results in only getting about 8 to 10 log entries depending on how verbose the commit was. This isn't a big deal if you are just interested in the last few commits. Anything m...

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Getting Started With Pelican

I've been using WordPress on this site since 2007. After all this time, I've decided I want to try something new. So, I've decided to go in a completely different direction and start serving static content. There are three things driving my decision to change: The existing site is really just ...

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Mutt: Deleting Messages Older Than 30 Days

I tend to clear out large chunks of email all at once. The most common thing I do is clear out all mail older than 30 days. In mutt do the following: Shift-D to delete messages matching a pattern. This will return a prompt that says Delete messages matching:. ~d > 30d to delete messages […]

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Google Chrome Stuck Overseas

I recently spent six weeks in Sydney working for my new job. Naturally, while I was there, I let Google Chrome's omnibox redirect my searches to Google Australia. Fast forward a few weeks, and I'm back in the States, but Chrome is living in the past. After trying just about everything, here is what I […]

Categories: Software