SVN hooks – receiving HTML formatted emails when SVN commits are made

While setting up Trac as our company source-code repository yesterday, the question arose of “What about cute HTML emails when SVN commits are made?”. Hmmmm.  Thank goodness for SVN hooks – a wonderfully understated feature of subversion! Go to your subversion directory (that created by “svnadmin create”), and enter the “hooks” directory. Create a file, executable […]

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Ebuyer – maxing out the result limit

This might be useful to someone, somewhere, out there. Those who’re into tinkering with things they shouldn’t will notice that Ebuyer’s search pages include a “limit” GET variable in the results page URL. The upper limit appears to be 30, but going negatively causes a different kettle of fish: http://www.ebuyer.com/search?q=a%25&x=0&y=0&limit=-3000 (That URL is not for […]

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Cloud-Bible progress

Two blogs in one weekend. Impressive for me! I’ve made a lot of progress with the Cloud-Bible project (the name is growing on me, slowly). Switching from the simpler-to-follow (but very assuming) big “switch” clause which was previously handling reverse-engineered tags (oh, I didn’t mention the XML I have is not precise OSIS format did […]

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A poem I wrote

Regarding safe hex, on Linux – a topic at work today: “A wise man once said to me, ‘The root account, you should not be.’ Alas my pride, for great it was, ‘I shall be root, just because!’ Rename this, move off that, Getting rid of some old tat. Then, behold! A stray forward-slash… My […]

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Traffic light safety feature

While driving home yesterday, I encountered a large round-about on the edge of Bury (where the A14 slip roads converge), where the lights were literally offline. Confusion seemed to be reigning. Nobody knew what to do. Some people just pulled out blindly – treating it as though the lights were “on green”. Others simply waited, […]

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Camp day 1

Aye, so the peeps turned up, network coverage is at a minimum, but the weather is good (praise the Lord). Thank you to all those who baked cakes, the chocolate digestive was superb – thanks Elane! Hopefully the campfire pic uploads, hello to all you from East Dean!

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