Around like Grover

What’s up hep-cats?

I’ve been travelling around the world, weaving in and out of timezones like Jason Bourne navigates facial expressions. Last week’s adventure took me to tropical Dunedin — the southiest outpost of Canonical Ltd. (I’m trying to get a mention on Language Log.)

Those few …

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Cracked Mac

OK, I’ve started with this whole “photography” thing, I might as well run with it.

My Mac cracked:

Cracked
Macbook

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User Experience — When Reality Attacks

I’ve just got back from a hectic week in London, where members of the Bazaar community got together and thrashed out a bunch of important topics.

We talked about “user experience” and how we all want Bazaar to be a joy to use. More than one person said that …

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WoW account temporarily suspended

Howdy Partners,

My World of Warcraft account is temporarily suspended for silly administrative reasons. I’m not in any rush to clear those up, so don’t expect to see me on Khaz’goroth or Frostmourne any time soon.

Regards,

jml

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bzr-removable

The plugin I talked about in a previous post is now at https://launchpad.net/bzr-removable. Please file bugs.

Thanks to Michael Hudson and Daniel Watkins for submitting patches.

You can get the plugin by typing ‘bzr branch lp:bzr-removable’ on the command line.

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Neat Bazaar feature

Ever find yourself working away on a branch, enjoying yourself and getting just a little carried away? Maybe you’re working on a feature and you notice and fix a bug that’s not strictly related to that feature.

If you catch yourself in time, there’s a nice little …

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Another Bazaar story

I’m currently hacking away on Launchpad’s support for “stacked branches“, something that will really make Launchpad’s codehosting a joy to use.

At the moment, I’m writing some tests that require a user to login. This was becoming a bit cumbersome, until I remembered something: Tim has …

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OK I lied

The next post is actually about a Bazaar plugin that I’ve now got ready to share. To get it, ‘bzr branch lp:\~jml/+junk/merged-branches’.

Once you’ve got it, run ‘bzr merged-branches’ in the trunk of your project. It will then show you all branches in sibling directories …

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Real Life

Inspired by Mikey, I’ve set up my own real-life blog.

I’ve done this one using Blogger’s “upload to remote server” feature. It looks nice, has the features I need and means less WordPress & PHP. I’m hoping to migrate this sucker to the same technology.

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What I meant

z3p recently blogged about a comment I made in a code review. In the review, I linked to:

The only measure of code quality is WTFs /
minute

That’s a negative and grumpy way of phrasing an idea that I’ve come to value a lot: good code expresses its intent clearly.

When looking at a patch, the reviewer …

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GMail feature request

First, where should I make these requests?

Second, I’d like to be able to open my GMail without seeing all the new mail in my inbox. Very often, I open up GMail just to look up some fact that I’ve forgotten, or to put a date to a …

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Really Satisfying

I have just returned from the shops with a Snickers bar. The packet says that one out of every six Snickers bars will instantly win me a free Snickers bar.

So, statistically speaking, how many Snickers bars do I have? Show working.

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