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November 30, 2007

One of the things Git gets right

There is an interesting thread on the Git mailing list going on right now which demonstrates exactly what it is that Git gets right about modelling history. Basically, it doesn't worry about storing metadata about file renames, file moves, file...

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Posted by wincent at 8:40 AM

November 29, 2007

RubyGems 0.9.5

Nicest changes in RubyGems 0.9.5: Automatic installation of platform gems Automatic installation of dependencies (can be turned off with --ignore-dependencies) The gem dependency command (gem help dependency for more info) The gem fetch command (gem help fetch for more info)...

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Posted by wincent at 9:17 PM

Pilgrim on Leopard and MySQL

Jesus H. Christ, it must suck giant wet donkey balls to be stuck on an archaic OS where you need to be dropping into the terminal and tweaking configuration files and compiling shit all the time. Can you guess the...

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Posted by wincent at 8:26 PM

November 17, 2007

Involuntary Reboot Log #21

So it turns out that SuperDuper! definitely doesn't produce bootable backups on Leopard. I had used SuperDuper! to move my old Tiger install to a new volume; this was before I found out that SuperDuper! isn't comptaible with Leopard. Seeing as...

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Posted by wincent at 9:04 PM

November 16, 2007

Version Control vs Rails

Version Control wins. What actually happened Try to upgrade to the first release candidate for Rails 2.0: rake rails:freeze:edge TAG=rel_2-0-0_RC1 This didn't work due to a connection failure, but before trying again I did a git st and noticed that...

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Posted by wincent at 4:18 PM

Using SuperDuper! on Leopard

So I've been using SuperDuper! on Leopard despite the fact that it is officially not compatible. In fact, I didn't actually know it wasn't compatible until I went to the Shirt Pocket website in search of an explanation as to why...

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Posted by wincent at 11:19 AM

November 15, 2007

Why Spaces is broken

Since seeing this post by Michael Tsai linking to a couple of articles on "Why Spaces is broken" I've been wracking my brains trying to remember where the heck I wrote about this, seeing as I was quite sure I...

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Posted by wincent at 8:30 PM

November 14, 2007

Backup obsession

In light of my last hard reset and subsequent, albeit minor, data loss, I've decided to ratchet up my backup regimen another notch. Now that Leopard is out I've got a free partition (the one I previously used to install...

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Posted by wincent at 3:42 PM

November 13, 2007

A world without RSS

After yesterday's hard reset it looked for a moment like I was going to have to live in a world without RSS. Possibly without mail too. Probably wouldn't be a bad thing. After rebooting, dancing the merry Disk First Aid...

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Posted by wincent at 11:08 AM

November 12, 2007

Involuntary Reboot Log #20

Another hard reset, this time not due to a fault in Mac OS X but rather due to my iMac's flakey construction (checking a USB cable at the back of the enclosure resulted in the wonky power socket temporarily cutting...

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Posted by wincent at 9:54 AM

November 11, 2007

Involuntary Reboot Log #17, #18 and #19

I've been too busy of late to post reports to my much-loved Involuntary Reboot Log, but I'm finally catching up with my first three entries since upgrading to the final version of Leopard. The first occurred during installation. I started...

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Posted by wincent at 7:33 PM

November 7, 2007

Intriguing plans for Ruby on Mac OS X in the future

It will probably be a long, long time before this comes to fruit, but Laurent Sansonetti has made these very interesting comments: At the end of the talk, I spoke about some of the future plans regarding Ruby on Mac...

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Posted by wincent at 9:30 AM

November 5, 2007

Java

Am I the only one who's not excited about JRuby? Ruby is slow but I don't think the right solution is translating it into Java. Don't people find Rails apps hard enough to deploy already? They want to add yet...

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Posted by wincent at 12:43 PM