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 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

Updated: Avalon Wizard MVVM Project

Here’s an updated version of the Avalon Wizard MVVM Project that I posted about a while ago. This newly updated solution contains step navigation along the right hand side. Also, I’ve included a test solution for testing. Just a note, the testing project is pretty rough. I haven’t commented it much as I didn’t really think I’d include it. I have been just using it for internal testing. When I get a moment I’ll go through and explain what I’m testing and how everything works. For now I wanted to touch on a few things that I are in the … Continue reading

Creating a Git Repo is a Waste of Time

UPDATE I’ve been able to get Gitorious working on CentOS 6. Still some headaches but not nearly as bad as I was having when I first attempted here! Here’s some info on getting CentOS 6 on a Windows Active Directory Domain. Here’s how to setup TortoiseGit and Msysgit after you get LDAP working in Gitorious. Want to throw several hours of your life away and never get them back? Easy. Try setting up a Git repository server. Worst experience ever. I wanted to get (ha; no pun intended) on the Git bandwagon and use it for a project at work and … Continue reading

ESXi Copying a VM Between Two Hosts

UPDATE: If you’re using the odftool.exe and need to use domain accounts read my update here. I manage a bunch of TFS servers that live on consumer grade hardware. This means that I have to be very good on backups and I also need to be on the lookout for better hardware. I recently purchased some more RAM for a machine that I have sitting around. It was hosting some development VMs; nothing that required a large amount of RAM. I did have a TFS build server that ended up having a bunch of CI builds pointed to it. I decided … Continue reading

Xposed Framework – Proposed Solution

After my post on Google Wallet and the Xposed Framework I’ve done some thinking to see if there was some sort of solution to the security issue that is inherent in the Xposed Framework. It hit me. The answer is kind of obvious. My big gripe with the Xposed Framework is that it operates with impunity. Once a module is added to the white list, either through user interaction or a malicious action, there are no more checks done to insure that the functionality which is being altered is acceptable to the user. With standard root access there is a … Continue reading

Xposed Framework And Google Wallet

It turns out that Google Wallet was updated the other day. I know this because I recently flashed Paranoid Android and had wallet auto-update on me when I was trying to reinstall it. I was able to get it working by removing the Wallet and the update, opening the Play Store, disabling auto-updates, and then re-installing wallet (adb push /system/app). Being on that always wants to be on the bleeding edge I immediately looked around the internet for the latest patched version. The two threads that I follow on XDA relating to wallet seemed to be in a bit of … Continue reading

Byobu – Text-Based Window Management At Its Finest

I’ve been a screen user on Ubuntu for a long time. When I first saw the magic of screen I too was lured into the thinking that you can do everything from a CLI, even multi-task! After setting up Ubuntu on my Dell laptop I have been enjoying the latest Unity interface. I really haven’t had the need to fire up the command line to do much work. However, as it has been with all of the Ubuntu setups I’ve used I had to get into some configuration files to make some system adjustments. I’m not knocking the fact that I … Continue reading