Vendor branches are the proper™ way of merging upstream changes in your web application installations. In Subversion, managing vendor branches isn't so easy as it is in Git. Still, vendor branches make it much easier to track upstream.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on July 20, 2009, at 14:07 |
I have all these little scripts in my $HOME/bin directory to ease the execution of Windows programs. For instance, I don't like to type the full path to Excel Viewer every time when I need to view an Excel sheet in Linux:
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on June 28, 2009, at 17:06 |
I wanted to convert an Flash Video (flv) file from YouTube to MP3. The first tip I found essentially streamed the original file into a different file:
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on March 10, 2009, at 21:03 |
On my new laptop (a Lenovo T61) I was still using the default Gentoo prompt in Bash. This was kind of a shame since my last Gentoo installation (on what is now my sister's Ubuntu machine) had a beautifully customized prompt. It was time to dig up the old escape codes.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 05, 2008, at 00:12 |
XTerm is my favorite terminal emulator and I love GNU Screen. So, imagine my joy when I found out that Screen can persistently show window captions ([Ctrl+A]: caption always).
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on December 04, 2008, at 22:12 |
XTerm is know to most X-Windows users as that ugly terminal with the strange scrollbar and the unreadable font. And it doesn't even have tabs! But, I think it's the best damn terminal emulator in the world. It just doesn't appear that way at first.
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on November 27, 2008, at 23:11 |
Even though, strictly speaking, I should be using favicons in anything but Windows' ICO format and refer to them from a <link>-tag at any location other than /favicon.ico, I sometimes like to help Microsoft break the web by putting an ICO file at the location that they reserved for it (/favicon.ico).
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on September 04, 2008, at 00:09 |
Just a quick one-liner I used to download a bunch of MIDI files from an on-line listing of Chopin MIDIs:
By Rowan Rodrik, 6 years ago, on August 27, 2008, at 23:08 |