Tue, Apr 30, 2013

[Icon][Icon]Please, stay away from rebase

• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, Rant, In The News, Technology, Programming, Helpful
I came across this plea on Hacker News to always use "git pull --rebase" instead of the default merge behaviour. The logic was that if somebody has pushed to the remote branch since you last did a pull, and you've also made local commits to it, you'l… more »

Mon, Apr 01, 2013

[Icon][Icon]Quick & easy ROT13 for the command line

• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, In The News, Programming, Helpful
Since Slashdot has seen fit to ROT13 itself today, you may be wanting an easy way to make it readable again. Good old Perl one-liners: Simply use the following command and C&P the stuff you want translated into it. Job done. perl -pe 'tr/a-zA-Z… more »

Wed, Jan 02, 2013

[Icon][Icon]Ubuntu phones??

• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, In The News, Technology, Programming
They hyped it enough, with that countdown on their website and the rumours flying around. And now we know: Canonical are doing a smartphone version of the Ubuntu OS. I almost hate to say it, but I rather like it. It's not quite such a blatant co… more »

Tue, Jun 26, 2012


• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, In The News, Programming
So I read chromatic's blog post about lowering Perl's barrier of entry. And it can't be argued that if you're an IDE-addicted die-hard Windows user, you're going to have a harder time getting started than a Linux user who's used to the CLI and Vim/emacs.… more »


Mon, Jun 04, 2012


• Post categories: Omni, FOSS, Rant, In The News, Technology, Legality
My broadband connection comes from a package deal from Sky.Sky, along with a few other big ISPs, recently blocked access to the notorious torrent site, The Pirate BayI don't download pirated music. If I want to listen to something I don't have on… more »

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