How to move long support threads forward

When the topic is complicated, threads are often long, stale, or both. Often, support is distributed across the globe. It’s not surprising to see several people participating in the discussion. If I am a support person in Europe, I may wake up and start working on a thread that starts in North America. The thread Continue reading How to move long support threads forward

The Amiga was so far ahead of its time that almost nobody — including Commodore’s marketing department — could fully articulate what it was all about. Today, it’s obvious the Amiga was the first multimedia computer, but in those days it was derided as a game machine because few people grasped the importance of advanced graphics, sound, and video. Nine years later, vendors are still struggling to make systems that work like 1985 Amigas.

— Byte Magazine, August 1994


Volunteering to non-profit organizations or to open source software projects is my second deed (2-deed). I started this activity in June 2009 by becoming a member of Builders, a RailsBridge project, that connects volunteers with projects for 501c3 non-profits. So far, I am volunteering in two projects: 1) Sunset PTA and GlamourGals Foundation. The basic Continue reading Volunteering

Git log

When I am working with git, I find it useful to take a quick look at the log. The default [shell light=”1″] $ git log [/shell] command doesn’t show the actual modified/added/deleted files. You can use the following command for that: [shell light=”1″] $ git log –pretty –stat or $ git log –pretty=format:"[%h] %ae, %ar: Continue reading Git log