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What's the best versioning tool for your code, scripts and texts?

  » Computers & Internet


Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by chriscando 2009-08-11 05:59:47 pm    

What's the best versioning tool for your code, scripts and texts?

  » Computers & Internet


I prefer git over cvs and subversion! Even without a server you can use it offline on your local computer. It versions every text file you can dream of. Just create a directory, call git init and use git add xxx to add your files to the system. git commit

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-08-11 05:57:57 pm    

How to stay in homes in foreign countries for free.

  » Travel


There is another way to do this: go to www.couchsurfing.org and get yourself a couch to sleep an. It's free and many of the host provide you with an additional night out. And if you feel like meeting people: give away your couch for a night.

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-25 10:19:10 am    

Places To Visit Before You Die

  » Travel


Digging a hole in the ground at one of New Zealands hot beaches and let the hole fill itself with 30° celcius warm water. Sit in and watch the sea, the long white clouds and the sunset. Awesome!

Tip Credibility: 6


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-25 09:17:18 am    

Places To Visit Before You Die

  » Travel


Go and see the Fjordland in the south of New Zealand. Sitting in a kayak both sides towering the fjords 1000m in the sky and a pair of dolphins is joining you. Priceless!

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-25 09:10:09 am    

How to apologize sincerely?

  » Family & Relationships


It's really important when you try to apologize that you mean it. Look the other person strait in the eye and then say it! Tell calm words that come directly from your heart. That's the way to make thongs up and to get closer again.

Tip Credibility: 7


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 07:35:27 am    

How to use search engines right?

  » Computers & Internet


If you put double quotes around a number of keywords will find the whole search phrase instead of every single keyword. Like "search engine optimization"

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 04:46:07 am    

How to use search engines right?

  » Computers & Internet


What most people don't know is, that they can filter the search results of a search engine. Prepend a "-" before a search keyword will remove all resulsts with this keyword. Prepend a "+" makes this keyword mandatory

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 04:44:21 am    

How to Redirect a Domain Name

  » Computers & Internet


Put this rule into the apache config file, that handles the virtualhost. <IfModule mod_rewrite.> RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ^www.old.com$ RewriteRule ^(.+)$ www.new.com/$1 [R=301,QSA,L] </IfModule>

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 04:28:04 am    

Top Free WordPress Plugins

  » Computers & Internet


I love my "WordPress Database Backup", which sends me database backup files weekly via email.

Tip Credibility: 8


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 04:17:27 am    

Best Keyboard Shortcuts

  » Computers & Internet


Windows Key + L locks your computer on a Windows XP. This comes quite handy when leaving your desk at work and you don't want any one else to have access to your computer.

Tip Credibility: 3


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:42:24 am    

Best Keyboard Shortcuts

  » Computers & Internet


With Windows Key + D you can hide all open windows. This gives you access to your files you likely saved on the desktop.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:41:16 am    

Best Keyboard Shortcuts

  » Computers & Internet


Always wanted to print a web page or a word document quickly? Try pressing Ctrl+P and the print dialog will pop up in Word, Firefox and Internet Explorer

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:39:21 am    

Backup, Backup & Backup Some More

  » Computers & Internet


Time machine backups with a mac are easy. But what if the backup drive fails or your appartment is flooded/burned? Computer and backups are lost. Time Warp sends your encrypted time machine backups to amazon servers. www.jumpingbeansoftware.com

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:35:32 am    

Top Free Productivity Tools

  » Computers & Internet


For all mac users try Quicksilver. "Act without doing" which is the maximum productivity boost you can get. What it does? It starts applications, sends emails, finds files just with a few keystrokes. blacktree.com/projects/quicksilver.html

Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:28:41 am    

How to test software correctly.

  » Computers & Internet


Tip Credibility: 5


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:23:55 am    

How to test software correctly.

  » Computers & Internet


Test your ruby on rails web app with rspec. Just install the rspec, rspec-rails gem. Run script/generate rspec in your app root. Put your test files in /spec/models. Run rake spec and see what happens. Happy testing!

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:21:04 am    

How to test software correctly.

  » Computers & Internet


Get a copy of canoo webtest and test your web application by describing it's desired behaviour using xml. It's free and the most effective way to test your web app! webtest.canoo.com

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by chriscando 2009-07-22 03:12:27 am    


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