Intellij IDEA SCSS File Watcher

I use IntelliJ IDEA on a Centos VM for AngularJS development at work, and I have a FileWatcher configured to compile the SCSS files from the designer into CSS when they change. It stopped working one day. After days of bad behaviour because I did not have the correct CSS, I compared configs. Mine looked… Continue reading Intellij IDEA SCSS File Watcher

Yet another Airlink 101 DD-WRT adventure

Client needs a cheap Wi-Fi and router. Fast trip to eBay and for $5 plus $6 shipping, I get an Airlink101 AR690w with Wireless-N. Three antennas. Looks good. AR690w is on the supported list, with an older version and a new version. I tried the current release, and the uploader for the stock firmware was… Continue reading Yet another Airlink 101 DD-WRT adventure

Why doesn’t my #!@$#$%@ console show my variables?

Given: Google Chrome, Dev Tools open, Console open. Paused at breakpoint. $scope.currentDb $scope.currentDb $scope.currentDbb $scope.currentDb Date.now() Nothing prints. Why? Give me a few hours. Finally, consider the log level selector bottom right of the console panel. Note the current selection is “Debug”. Click the “All” button. $scope.currentDbb undefined (should be) $scope.currentDb WebSource {dbName: “name”, dbIcon:… Continue reading Why doesn’t my #!@$#$%@ console show my variables?

Flashing an AirLink router again and again with DD-WRT

I got an Airlink 101 AR430w router from a dude at a McHenry County Software Craftsmanship meeting. He had already flashed it with DD-WRT and like a moron I tried a web firmware upgrade to the latest build 21061 – without knowing what it fixed. Then you turn it on, it powers up, and sits… Continue reading Flashing an AirLink router again and again with DD-WRT

Converting from PocoMail to Gmail

Wifey was tired of PocoMail. It has not been revised in years, the HTML renderer, while “safe”, is not very conformant, which translates into lots of Tech Support calls. Me. Since she uses Gmail at work, why not migrate to Gmail? PocoMail uses Unix MBOX format files to store email – very nice, a standard… Continue reading Converting from PocoMail to Gmail

Building Git 1.8 on Centos 6

We use Centos as a VM for development. Intellij IDEA was complaining about the 1.7.1 version from the Centos distro, requiring 1.7.1.1. Picky. So I grabbed the git source: $ git clone https://github.com/git/git $ cd git $ make … http-push.c:920: error: ‘xml_cdata’ undeclared (first use in this function) http-push.c:921: warning: implicit declaration of function ‘XML_Parse’… Continue reading Building Git 1.8 on Centos 6

Git Bash – where’s my flash drive?

I spend my day in the magnificent Git Bash shell. Recently I started bring work home by pushing the project to a bare Git repository on the flash drive at B: git remote add flash /b/circdesk-android.git git push flash If the flash drive was not mounted before Git Bash is launched, it can not be… Continue reading Git Bash – where’s my flash drive?