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cherry picking git commits

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I’ve been a little bit slow to learn git. I put that down to it being my fourth version control system (after rcs, cvs and svn). Like a fourth child[1] it br...

OmniFocus - GTD for OSX

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Being a fan of Dave Allen’s personal productivity book “Getting Things Done”, I was excited to hear that The Omni Group are working on a tool I can use to im...

Capistrano and Rake

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Last night I read the chapter on automation in Tom Limoncelli’s book, Time Management for System Administrators. He spent a lot of time extolling the virtues...

Rails GIS Hacks slides

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I’m excited by the content of these slides from the Rails GIS Hacks talk given on Monday at RailsConf Europe. Shoaib Burq and Kashif Rasul from Nomad Labs d...

Simply Jestful

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Update: I’m using jester.js version 1.3.

deprec acts_as :desirable?

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A search for deprec on technorati turned up this job ad that listed “Capistrano, Deprec, Monit” among the desirable skills. It’s motivating to see deprec bei...

Vim Syntax Highlighting for Rails

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A couple of days I updated the font settings in terminal.app on my mac. It’s now in line with textmate using Anti-Aliased 14 point DejaVu Sans mono.

Deprec Plugins using gem_plugin

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I just added automatic plugin loading to deprec2 using Zeds gem_plugin gem. Now, a number of people have been asking if deprec will support other linux distr...

Enable SSH agent forwarding for Capistrano

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Having to repeatedly enter passwords is a drag. And enabling password based SSH login to your SVN servers is a security risk. So I’m pretty excited that Chri...

Integrating Wordpress into a Ruby on Rails site

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The first question you’ll probably ask is why I didn’t go with typo or mephisto. While I have to admit I haven’t tried them myself, I decided to use WordPres...