Tuesday, March 29, 2011

git recover lost commits

Sometimes, if there's no reference to a commit, it looks as though git has thrown it away. (Indeed if you do git gc, it will throw it away).

In this situation,

$ gitk --show-dangling

will give you enough information to save your ass.

You can also use:

$ gitk --all $(git log -g --pretty=format:%h)

to much the same effect.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Old Ubuntu

I logged into an old version of ubuntu the other day and was struck by how much I preferred it.

Tips to take into a new version. Use droid sans 10 for all fonts except fixed width, which should be monospace 10.
The battery icon used to have an entry called 'Power History' which I think was part of gnome-power-manager. That was really useful but it's gone.

Use the dust sand theme and a plain green background, panels at the side so as not to take up too much space.

Maybe it's time to go back to debian.

sudo apt-get install ttf-droid