Articles in the Software category
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
The command you would run from the command …
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
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 …
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.
mutt do the following:
Shift-D to delete messages matching a pattern. This will return a prompt
Delete messages matching:.
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 …
After a recent power event, I experienced this problem. None of our iPods were
appearing in iTunes; even those that sync via wireless. My problem was solved on
the macosxhints forums by sprale.
cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/SyncServices/
If you aren't comfortable in Terminal, you will …
I recently needed to tag the first 5,389 messages in a mailbox using Mutt. This
is much easier than you might think.
shift-t - By default, the command to tag messages based on a pattern
is bound to
shift-t. If you've changed this in your muttrc, use whatever
you've bound …
If you need to comment something out of your .vimrc, start the line with a double
"autocmd BufRead *.xml :source ~/.vimrc.xml
It's embarrassing to admit how long it takes to find the answer to that question.
I released a new version of my Google PageRank Tool for WordPress last week. Google
recently changed the URL for PageRank information which necessitated a change in
the plugin. The new plugin has been tested with WordPress 3.2.1.
You can download the latest version of the plugin from …
My wife uses a Canon FS100
for taking home videos of the kids. If you aren't familiar with it, it's a fairly
light-weight camcorder that uses SDHC cards rather than tapes. The only real
grievance I have with it is that the video codec it uses is not compatible with …