Using Gitorious, TortoiseGit, and Msysgit Together

And Not Crying! So if you’ve read previously I’ve setup a Gitorious server at my work to do some POC that doesn’t necessarily need to go into our source control systems for standard release software. Up to this point I’ve only used the CLI on Ubuntu to issue git commands. I kinda was at a loss on how to work with Git on a Windows machine. Since I’ve used TortoiseSVN and I knew there were other Tortoise* derivatives I checked to see if there was a flavor that supported Git. Turns out there is, TortoiseGit. TortoiseGit is just an interface … Continue reading

CentOS 6 and Gitorious

At my work we use and I manage Team Foundation Server for our source control system. TFS has great application life-cycle management. Outside of work I use GitHub.com for project hosting. Git is a great source control system. GitHub provides a great service for those needing a remote repository.  TFS has its benefits. Git/GitHub has its own benefits. This post won’t degenerate into which is better or how you should avoid one and use the other. That said, I’m a big proponent of using the best tool when the situation dictates it. Anyhow, recently I wanted to do some development at work that … Continue reading

Airfoilz Foamie Planes

I just ordered and received an Airfoilz Edge 540 NX plane. This isn’t the build thread. While waiting for the plane to arrive I wanted to familiarize myself with how it was built. Turns out I couldn’t find the manual online. Here are the manuals that came on the CD. Hopefully your Google search will land you here! Airfoilz NX Series Airfoilz NX Manual Bipe NX Manual Ver 1 Full Fuse Planes Bearcat Bearcat Manual Bearcat Part Sheet Rev 1 Edge 540 Edge 540 FF Manual – Ver 1 Edge 540 Part Sheet Extra 260 Extra 260 Manual (DropBox) Extra … Continue reading

Red Bull Zivko Edge 540 Build

Initial Fitting

I fell in love with the Red Bull Zivko Edge 540 planes from the Red Bull Air Race World Championships. They invoke the feeling of speed and performance, not to mention they look amazing. After some searching I found a RC model of the planes. This is my build thread for the plane. Continue reading

Announcing SPMReader

So after a few comments on the DX18 Template Editing Application showing some interest I decided to create a quick POC type project on GitHub. The application is called SPMReader. This application reads the SPM files from Spektrum radios (currently only the DX18). Currently it is written in .NET 4.5.1. There’s no reason that it couldn’t be compiled in a more Mono friendly version of .NET, though. If you’re on a WinOS or have access to a Windows VM I suggest grabbing the latest version of Visual Studio Dev Express and trying it out. I’m not ruling out a Java port. I’m … Continue reading

Where is Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Headed?

I decided to a little spring cleaning recently. I got onto LinkedIn, Monster.com, and Careers.StackOverflow.com to update my resume. After some refreshing I decided to punch some info into the various job searches just to see what would show up. You know, not even testing the waters, but looking to see what people are looking to fill. Mobile development, native and web, seems to be a hot place to be. Having experience in “open” languages like Java, Ruby, PHP, etc also seem to be highly sought for in a developer. I decided to look for the stuff that I work … Continue reading

Value Hobby Aviator 60 ARF Build

Test Fit

Value Hobby Aviator 60 ARF Build This past Christmas my dad decided to feed my model addiction by giving me a Value Hobby Aviator 60 ARF. If you’re looking for a good high wing aerobatic trainer or just a good lazy afternoon plane then look no further! At the time of this post this ARF cost $100. To my dad’s house it was less than $130. You read that correctly, the ARF to your door should be less than $130! Now, you’re probably think that for only $130 it has got to be a piece of junk. I can say … Continue reading

True/False (Boolean) Values in PowerShell

This one keeps tripping me up. The following value FALSE is actually evaluated as boolean TRUE in PowerShell if you type it in literally. PowerShell is a bit like JavaScript in how it handles true and false, there is true-ish and false-ish. The easiest thing to remember is that $TRUE is true and $FALSE is false. The Windows PowerShell Blog has a good indepth article on boolean values. Searching through Google for this answer tends to lend results that more deal with boolean operators and functions than the literal values themselves.

Increasing External Speaker Sound in CM11

UPDATE: Flash-able zip now available. UPDATE2: From some research the snd_soc_msm is Qualcomm specific. After looking at the file/directory name it actually becomes a little more evident: “sound, system-on-a-chip, Mobile Station Modem”. The following post should apply to recent Android phones with Qualcomm a MSM8960 chipset. I have never really been super happy with how my phone sounds while running CyanogenMod. It isn’t the sound quality that bothers me. It is the fact that the phone sounds much quieter than what I think it should be. Being that I pretty much left TouchWiz as soon as a version of CM … Continue reading