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Saturday, October 20, 2007

SVN Time-Lapse View: "Show Differences Only" checkbox

I added a "Show Differences Only" checkbox to the footer of SVN Time-Lapse View. It makes it easier to browse the differences; also it speeds up the display. Try it and see if you like it.


Thanks to Barry Hunter for the suggestion.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Tabs on the left - works great

I've been using tabs on the left rather than the top - see below: Firefox (circled) and Windows TaskBar. I quite like it - it's readable, and it uses the space efficiently (especially when you have a couple dozen tabs open).

Firefox Vertigo extension


Thursday, October 18, 2007

Cool service: Uptime website monitoring service

I love the free Uptime monitoring service. You give it any URL that returns the word "success", and if it ever doesn't, an email will be sent to your inbox, your pager, or whatever email address you like.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

SVN Time-Lapse View

The skinny: There's now a Time-Lapse View for Subversion.


One of the things I missed from Perforce was its excellent "Time-Lapse View". It's basically a window with a slider that you could drag to view all revisions of a file. Kind of like Subversion's blame command, but applied to whatever revision you scrolled to. Differences between revisions are highlighted.

Well now we have a Time-Lapse View for the Subversion world, as you can see from the screenshot above. First, select your file then press Load. The last 100 revisions will be downloaded (you can stop it early if it is taking too long). Then you can drag the slider to find out exactly when that line was added, or who deleted your cool function, or why that code was changed.

Friday, October 05, 2007

Royal Canadian Air Force "5BX" Daily 15-minute Exercise Program

What if I told you that there's an exercise program that takes no more than 15 minutes a day, requires no equipment, is pain-free, and is easy to begin no matter what shape you're in? Check out the RCAF "5BX" daily fitness regimen in The Hacker's Diet. Actually read the whole of The Hacker's Diet – there's good stuff in there.

For feed addicts, I've created a daily RSS feed for the 5BX fitness program.

brianm challenged me to write a useful Haskell program, and so I have – my first, in fact – which is what I used to format the numbers for the RSS feed.