My son is studying unit conversions in school and as a family we were discussing how you can’t use the same technique (multiplication) when converting between Celsius and Fahrenheit. Out of this conversation came a new temperature scale, Tarenheit (rhymes with Fahrenheit). Tarenheit is exactly 32° less than Fahrenheit.
Joke: Did I ever tell you about the time I got to welcome Robert Preston to a baseball game in Reading, PA? I was there to greet him when he got out of his limo and I asked him, “Who is your favorite minor league ball team?” and he replied, “Fightins, star greeter.”
When I’m working with Git, there are times I want to check if I can do a fast-forward merge but I do NOT want to actually perform the merge.
I was doing some troubleshooting and wanted to disable the “beforeunload” event listeners on a page. This is how I accomplished it with the Chrome browser.
I started yo-yoing approximately one week before the original draft of this post. During that time I learned a lot of introductory information from different sources. This is the blog post I wish I had when I started yo-yoing.
Typically a Git commit has exactly one parent, however a Git merge commit has two parents. The problem this creates with Git revert, is it is unclear which commit we want to revert to.
A Pull Request (PR) should always be up to date with the branch into which it is being merged. Another way of saying this is you should be able to merge your PR as a fast-forward merge (even if you decide not to do a fast-forward merge). In this post we’ll look at how a safe looking PR that is out of date can be catastrophic to merge.
When deleting a large directory from the command line, it can take a frustratingly long time for the task to complete. This is a trick I use to speed things up.
Recently, I was documenting the steps to reproduce a certain bug and the bug required the presence of an autosave (along with the “There is an autosave of this post that is more recent than the version below.” message). Rather than wait for an autosave to occur naturally, I wanted to speed things up and manually trigger one. This is the command I use to do that.
I’ve been using Git for a number of years. When I was a Git beginner, I followed some prescribed steps and things worked – most of the time. This seems to be a pretty common experience for people starting out with Git. The magical part is when I started to understand Git, when I went from beginner to intermediate. These are some blog posts and videos that would have helped me with that transition.