I use Git and want to track upstream WordPress.
[UPDATE] I was using a utility here called svn2git. That was crazy. Now I’m just using git-svn and it rocks.
Here’s what I do to track Wordpress SVN. It couldn’t be easier.
git svn clone -s http://core.svn.wordpress.org wordpress_svn
The -s flag tells it you’ve got a normal-looking SVN repo. I clone it into a git repo (folder) called
It takes FOREVER… replaying svn history one commit at a time.
When you’re done… have a look at the branches
cd wordpress_svn git branch -r
To refresh it (or if it dies halfway through) just
git svn rebase
Couldn’t be easier. I have mine at https://github.com/newington/wordpress - master branch and usually at least one recent topic branch should be current.
So I decided this afternoon that with a wife 39.5 weeks’ pregnant I’d get into devops fun experimenting with Chef.
My goals are simple:
I toyed with the idea of getting someone to do it, but sometimes it’s just easier to do it yourself (read: faster and far less complicated).
The reasons are fairly simple, and all about me:
Next post: the details…
— Linus Torvalds on the Linux Kernel Mailing List https://lkml.org/lkml/2000/8/25/132
Pixar founder Ed Catmull addresses the question: “Why do ‘successful’ companies fail?”
What’s more important? Great people or great ideas?
Ed goes through some important things that have made Pixar awesome, like:
He also addresses the strange feature re company themes / mottos - they tend to be truisms - everyone knows they’re true; all competitors have pretty much the same one.
Sometimes having the pithy statement means we can say it and not change behaviour
There are, Ed surmises, two types of ‘crisis’:
The first sort is a LOT better - it’s self-imposed. It’s harder. But it might actually work.
Bucketloads of ideas here for how I manage teams, methinks.
the large scale implementation of lecture capture is probably one of the costliest and strategically misguided educational technologies that an institution can adopt
At UNE we’re currently in the throes of deciding our plan of attack for all things rich media. Naturally this includes lecture capture, but the peculiarities of our environment have thankfully provided the context for a re-think. In particular:
So what are we going to do?
We’re currently working at ensuring that our focus is on (a) the tools our students tell us they want to use… and (b) those our great teaching staff are keen to get their hands on.
Thankfully, those two are one and the same:
We’re rolling out great synchronous meeting / classroom platform. Based on Adobe Connect and tightly integrated with our Moodle site. It’ll give us a great building block for fantastic online discussions - for tutorial-style discussions, supervision, collaboration, and more.
We’ve put in place the absolute best media storage and management platform. Kaltura forms the foundation for this - we’ve started with terabytes of storage and are sponsoring the open source development of the Moodle 2.0 plugin. It’ll be possible to record or upload video straight into the browser… and Kaltura will automatically take care of the formats, resizing and distribution.
We’re investigating the best way to give all staff (and potentially students) the easiest way to capture audio and video from the desktop and in lecture-style situations.
Excited? I am!
— Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs)
— Robert Frost (I’ve been thinking about putting this on the presentations I seem to give each day)
Yesterday I posted about how LinkedIn is using JRuby with Java - YouTube then suggested this next vid in a similar vein - hugely valuable understanding how we might shoehorn JRuby (and other cool stuff like haml, scss, etc) into our environment
— George S Patton