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SVN Checkout Automator Action

I started writing an Automator script to do a nightly fresh checkout of SpotDJ, build the product, run the tests, and check in the latest version. I didn’t see an automator action that could do an svn checkout (though there is one […]


What I've Been Up To

Some time in 2005, I was riding CalTrain to work and listening to my iPod. Again. Hearing music that I liked — stuff that I had rated 5 stars. But I wasn’t really listening. I was flipping through tracks rapidly because I […]


ClipClip – Better Than ScrapBook?

Loyal readers will recall that I love the ScrapBook extension for FireFox. I can’t count the number of times that I’ve researched something (a vacation, an investment, etc.) and collected data by just leaving tabs open, acquiring a mess of bookmarks, or […]


Fakejax – Bastardizing Ajax

I’ve recently come upon two Ajax-like techniques that violate the letter of the Ajax law, but also make things a lot easier. Technique #1: Forget the Callback All of the Ajax tutorials and frameworks I’ve looked at use the callback approach. The […]


Adventures in Networking

My wireless network seemed slow this evening, so I decided to take a peek at the DHCP clients. I had kept my network open for several reasons, and sure enough, several sketchy computers seemed to be sucking up bandwidth. Reversing my “every […]


iPhoto: We've Got You Covered

Working with two separate compact flash cards was a little more complexity than I could handle in India. Due to a mixup with filenames, I ended up overwriting 78 pictures that Marni and I took between Agra and Jaipur. Luckily, I discovered […]