7

My headphones broke and I’m chasing down an erratic test failure with no real leads.

And yet Prince stands:

All 7 and well watch them fall
They stand in the way of love
And we will smoke them all
With an intellect and a savoir-faire
No one in the …

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The Economist Index

The Economist occasionally publishes a “Big Mac Index” — how much the world’s favorite “burger” costs in each country, translated into a common currency.

Why they don’t publish an index of how much an issue of the Economist costs?  All of my issues have the price of the newspaper …

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Let the Beat Drop

Didn’t get around to posting last weekend, sorry. Next weekend I’ll be at a conference in the north of Tasmania, so no post then either.

Things in the works:

  • Automated testing as a community builder
  • Asynchronous functions
  • Asynchronous development methodologies

Also, glyph thinks that xUnit sucks, but hasn …

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That’s Not Me

This blog started life as “Petty Pace”. Blech. Too wanky and too quiet. “awesome radtastic ninjacore” is a stop-gap measure.

What do you reckon should be the name for this blog?

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It’s a Gibbon

Over the weekend I upgraded my laptop to Ubuntu 7.10 aka “The Gutsy Gibbon”.

Obvious improvements include having Pidgin installed and a much superior version of Deskbar. There’s also a swanky new panel to actually control display settings (dual monitor and all that jazz). Unfortunately, I can’t …

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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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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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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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