I've been talking about Git in the last posts, and BÃ¤r asked if I tried Mercurial. I did try Mercurial, but very superficially. I used it with a project shared with Rui, who uses Mercurial and he seems to be very happy with it. Whatever you choose, I would stick with either Mercurial or Git. CVS is dead, and Subversion is not good enough. And right now, all non-personal projects I work on use Subversion, so I have some experience with it.
I've being using git as a front-end to Subversion using git-svn (more on this later). A cool feature that you just get for free is hunk-based commit. For those who haven't using Darcs, hunk-based commit allows you to select which parts of the diff you want to include. It allows for a much cleaner commit history. With git, I've started using git-gui to create my commits. It's really useful. Inside, you can select a modified file, and then right-click the hunk you want to stage.
I'm researching video cameras to buy one for Christmas. One of the requirements is support for iLife, and in particular, iMovie. So I googled to see if I could find a compatibility list, and sure enough, we have technical article 306171. The next step was filtering the table for HDD-based cameras. I copied the HTML table, fire up Numbers, and pasted it, and... WTF?? A single column of data? I fired up Excel and sure enough, pasting a HTML table produces a decent Excel worksheet, one that I can then AutoFilter and work with.
Very cool job by Sam, the current status of the Perl preforce-to-git conversion. Preforce was indeed very advanced ten years ago.
PEP was committed to the trunk of ejabberd. Probably the checking I was most anxious to see.
This last week, as I read through several posts about the Facebook Beacon, the only one word crossed my mind: lemmings. And I was thinking on the people who own the sites that use the Facebook beacon, because in the end, they are giving their userbase for free to Facebook. I think I'll just sudo sh -c 'echo 127.0.0.1 facebook.com www.facebook.com >> /etc/hosts'. Update: a post by the Facebook CEO.
The last 2 ADSL routers I bought (the most recent 3 months ago) lack support of SRV DNS records. When I get my IP address via DHCP, the router also sets itself as my DNS server. But if I use it, dig srv _xmpp-client._tcp.simplicidade.org gives me zero answers. This, as you might imagine, sucks big time. This is a D-Link router bought in 2007, and basic SRV lookups are still missing in action.
This is good news. Qmail distribution page is already updated. Pity it took so long. 8 or 9 years ago, a public domain version of Qmail would rock. Now, not so much. But even so, it will make things like qmail-ldap project easier to use.
A football match with the players using binoculars. Not work safe because you'll make a fool of yourself laughing out loud. I know I did.