How to: Start any application from the terminal

Starting any application from the terminal can ease your workflows a lot. I’ve gotten used to being able to open files from the shell, when I’m working on a project. I navigate to the project folder and start editing, either markdown files for documentation or source code.

Usually I’d type gvim file.md and watch the gVim window open. Continue reading “How to: Start any application from the terminal”

Writing a book on GitLab

That is exactly what I am trying to achieve at the moment, a book on how to set up your private git server with GitLab. I can’t say too much about what will be in it or if it even will be published, since that is not entirely up to me. I’m doing my best to create the most useful content I can, both from research and experience with this great project.

I’ll just quickly get into, why I decided to actually write this book in the first place, when I was approached by a publisher.
Update: It’s been published, take a lookt at: GitLab Repository Management! Continue reading “Writing a book on GitLab”

Why I believe in MarkDown

When I first learned of MarkDown I was torn between having to write academical papers in software like Microsoft Word or Apple’s Pages. Both are surely functional Programs, even though I’d always preferred Open or Libre Office, for the sake of standards and an open world.

In my studies as a Multimedia Designer in Denmark I even handed in some papers that were written in HTML and compiled to PDF.

That clearly was not the most practical, but for me the most bearable of these alternatives. Plain text is just great, especially for people who write a lot or the ones that code on a somewhat daily basis. Continue reading “Why I believe in MarkDown”

Ghost: Blogging Platform on node.js: I backed!

I just backed Ghost on Kickstarter. Ghost is, according to the ambitious authors, going to be a blogging platform based on node.js, that will be extendable with plugins and themes, like WordPress.

My incentive for throwing in 10£ was that backers get a month early access to the projects source code, whereas everyone else will be granted that about a month later. Time for me to poke at this project, which I am burning to do. Continue reading “Ghost: Blogging Platform on node.js: I backed!”

git every day

I’ve previously mentioned, that I installed GitLab 5.0 and it’s been pretty cool since. Today I just want to write about what I use git for in my everyday life.

If you want a quick recap of what git is, visit their official site or read my previous post Why you should start using git now

What I’ve been doing so far

About 1.5-2 years ago I started getting into git, because I wanted to take part in developing software smartly, in teams and take part in global open source projects.

I keep my WordPress plugins on github, parallel to the WordPress plugin repository and a couple of months ago I started fixing minor mistakes in other projects. Continue reading “git every day”

GraviTux

Lennart from Thinking-Aloud.eu has just published the game he wrote in Java for a course at his university, rewritten in JavaScript and powered by melonJS.

It’s all about a penguin that needs to get to the fish jar and you can walk it around and also change the orientation of gravity, kind of in the style of vvvvvv.

Be sure to visit his blog entry (Danger Zone, German ahead!).

Play GraviTux in your browser (according to him the rewrite is not 100% done, but close).

GraviTux_javascript_melonJS

Installing GitLab 5.0

In the past couple of hours I’ve completed to install GitLab in version 5. It was quite a journey through the install instructions, the trouble shooting guide and at last numerous threads on the google group and stackoverflow.

As I promised earlier, I’ll tell a little more about this very interesting project now.

The error I’ve beat my head into a little, while trying to git push -u -v origin master was the following: Continue reading “Installing GitLab 5.0”

Testing the Twenty Thirteen Theme

I found this really neat and two-line solution how you can try out the new default theme for the next major release of WordPress now already:
Quick Tip: How to Install Twenty Thirteen on Your WordPress Site on net.tutsplus.com

You can either use Sourcetree, as they recommend or install svn via homebrew or get a binary package from the svn website.

I’ve activated the theme at the WordPress Network Installation I enabled for my university and have not found any crazy bugs yet, so it seems pretty safe to use. Continue reading “Testing the Twenty Thirteen Theme”