As a follow-up to my last post here are some commands that I use throughout the day. They are admittedly nothing special but they help me out. .bashrc aliases: alias grc=’git rebase –continue’ alias gca=’git commit -a –amend’ alias gs=’git status -sb’ alias gd=’git diff’ alias gsn=’git show –name-only’alias grc=’git rebase –continue’ alias gca=’git commit -a […]
In my last post I described how at my work we use code review feedback to iteratively improve code. I want to describe how Git fits into this process, because this is probably the biggest change I had to make to my preexisting workflow. Basically I had to relearn how to use Git. The new […]
Just a quick note if you’re like me and you want to put Ubuntu on your Beagle Bone. The Beagle Bone is a sweet little palm-sized motherboard/processor guy that’s nice for little hardware projects. It comes with the Angstrom operating system loaded onto the SD card. This operating system was fine for initial development but I […]
This is, uh, a technical post. Probably there are others who want to do the same somewhat senseless thing: use Ext to do form validation while keeping a boring non-Ajax post-and-response. The bottom line is that Ext favors doing it the Ajax way, and the Ajax way isn’t that hard to set up with Rails […]
I’m going to try to sound more like Andy Rooney1 up here on this blog. Also, how about I indicate when the boooring technical notes begin and end with technical and interesting. This is one of my favorite xkcd comics. It really speaks to my experience. Usually I can pull away before I’ve finished registering […]
An instance of obsessive behavior: trying out various WordPress themes, tweaking the CSS to look right, making sure the code highlighting is the same color as my gvim theme. Perhaps for hours. This by way of giving myself permission to stop.
(…after too much grief today installing Mephisto and mucking with Apache virtualhosts; I’ll get Part I back from the ether eventually) Update: Done. Update: This is a post moved over from the short-lived Mephisto blog, and ported back in time. First of all, the alexandria binary is just a ruby script that does a require […]
This is the first in a series of brain-dumps of my knowledge about Alexandria and related development issues. Be warned, the approach I will take in these posts will be to discuss boring and perhaps obvious details as they occur to me. You are advised to skim. Getting the code First things first, you should […]
I just got this at the top of a search for “ruby rake” on Google. Ruby — Rake: 4 According to http://jimweirich.umlcoop.net/index.cgi/Tech/Ruby – More sources » The url under “More sources” goes here. All I can figure is that this is some kind of authority thing, or like the wtf feature on Technorati. jimweirich is […]
12:00 PM me: Does [your company] use whitespace or tabs?
12:01 PM Ian: you mean spaces?
everyone uses spaces.
four spaces, in fact.
It’s Guido gospel.