Subversion and branching strategies

What is Subversion Subversion is an open source application used for revision control. It is sometimes abbreviated to SVN in reference to the name of its command line interface. Subversion boasts many advanced features, such as atomic commits, versioned directories, and good support for binary file formats, fast branching and tagging. The open source Apache […]

Is Social Networking really social?

Here are a few thoughts on social networking (mainly directed at Facebook). The Issues: Collecting friends becomes a habit The collection can become little more than an online status symbol If this happens are these people really your friends? You just opened up your world and made it ‘ privacy invasive’, you’d likely never dream […]

What is a QR Code?

A QR Code is a two-dimensional bar-code and the name “QR” is derived from “Quick Response”, as its Japanese creator intended the code  to be decoded at high speed. QR Codes have been very common in Japan, this popularity due to the fact that the majority of  Japanese mobiles can read this code with their camera. QR Codes can […]

BlackBerry QuickKeys and Shortcuts

Every Day Quick Tips Alt+O = Outbox (sent items) Alt+I = Inbox (received items) Alt+U = Marks messages as read/unread Alt+P = Phone call log Alt+S = SMS messages Alt+V = Voicemail messages Alt+M = MMS messages. U – to cycle through unread messages Once inside the message and you need to: Reply, r. Forward, […]

How to repair a VMWare Virtual Disk on OSX

If your having an issue with your virtual disk it is worth trying the following: Open a Terminal window /Library/Application Support/VMware Fusion/vmware-vdiskmanager -R /Users/(USERNAME_HERE or Directory where VM installed)/Virtual Machines.localized/Windows Vista.vmwarevm/Windows Vista.vmdk If this fails with a message like ‘FILE: FileIO_Lock on ‘/Users/Shared/Virtual Machines.localized/Windows Vista.vmwarevm/Windows Vista.vmdk’ failed: Lock timed out’ then: cd /Users/(USERNAME_HERE or Directory […]

HTC Touch Pro2 – The Bad Points

Thought I’d highlight the bad points of an otherwise excellent device. no D-Pad Serious lack of buttons you can’t customise the buttons Web browsing isn’t as good as IPhone No voice dialing software bundled. The HTC Touch Flo interface is really nice, but gets in the way of my email. The memory card is located […]