svnsync alternative

svnsync, like its doc says, is the Subversion remote repository mirroring tool. We may need to have a mirror for backup, or for faster checkout/update in a remote datacenter. There are lots of documentations and articles about how to set up a mirror using svnsync. But in a situation that connection between mirror and master… Continue reading svnsync alternative

Compiling Subversion 1.8

Getting compiled binaries is easier but sometimes it just isn’t a choice. It was 2007 when I last compiled subversion, it was still 1.4. I remember that I had a tough time figuring out the apr/apr-utils compatibility issues, and installing neon. Now it’s 1.8. The new version deceptively gave me an impression that things has… Continue reading Compiling Subversion 1.8

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Writing Greasemonkey User Scripts for Firefox and Chrome

Greasemonkey was initially only a Firefox extention but due to its popularity it’s quickly adopted by major browsers. Since Opera takes a very small market share, here on the topic of cross browser user scripts, I’m only going to talk about Chrome and Firefox. As for Internet Explorer, I just don’t like it. Now Chrome… Continue reading Writing Greasemonkey User Scripts for Firefox and Chrome

Using ImageMagick for WordPress Thumbnail Generation

When you upload an image in WordPress, the blogging software tries to generate several scaled versions of the images uploaded. So after it’s done, WordPress provides 4 different sizes of the image for you to insert into the post – thumbnail, small, large, original. I noticed that for my WordPress install, only the original image… Continue reading Using ImageMagick for WordPress Thumbnail Generation