Elite Trader

I've been watching the progress of the new Elite: Dangerous since its kickstarter and although I have access to the Beta, I don't have a windows machine to run it on. I lieu of this, I've put together the beginings of a trade logging site. It's written in angular and…

Seeing visual progress

As a developer, a great deal of what I do is totally non-visual yet ultimately will power a web page, app or similar. Obviously the people paying the bill like to see progress but without showing reams of code and a terminal output, how do you convince a product owner…

Atom.io, promising but it's not quite there yet

I had a good long play with the new Atom editor by the folks at github. While I haven't tried to write plugins for it, unlike this guy, I've tried to use it just as I have been Sublime 2 for some time. I know it's in beta and things…

Some OOP best practices

I do my best to write decent code but sometimes all I seem to write is smelly code. I'm not sure whether it's me not analysing well enough, a product of the frameworks and language I'm using or just me not being good enough. Either way, here's a few useful…

Snippet to unset assume unchanged on git

For some strange reason I needed to unset the assume-unchanged bit on a but of files that were in a git repo. This snippet should help you achieve this: git ls-files -v | grep 'something or other' | grep '^h' | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs git update-index --no-assume-unchanged NOTE: Does…

The 2+ tier internet

Well it seems that my seemingly innocuous site is by default blocked on O2's content filter. presumably because of one mention of the word buggered; meaning broken is this instance. I'm not going to change my post and im not going to ask for it to be reclassified. I'm leaving…

CouchDB on Mavericks with Homebrew

Looks like there's a few hoops to jump through to get CouchDB going on OS X at the moment. Here's a few things to try: If you get the following: Error: spidermonkey dependency readline was built with the following C++ standard library: libstdc++ (from clang) This is incompatible with the…

Is the M40 buggered?

Because I'm lazy and could do with this info in a handy place. Widget by Frixo…