GitX – a graphical UI for git on Mac OS X

Although I like the idea of git, I find that I don’t actually use it often enough to have internalised the command-line options. Perhaps the easy integration between Eclipse and subversion has made me lazy 🙂 I recently noticed some git-specific tools, which might go some way to making such occasional use more palateable. For …

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Revisiting the Mythical Man Month

Fred Brooks’ “Mythical Man Month” is a classic book on software development, and its core message has been a vital part of project management for decades. With that in mind it’s somewhat surprising to find someone willing to challenge this prevailing view. Andy Singleton of Assembla has written some interesting blog posts suggesting an alterative …

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Stop Mac OS X indexing a FAT32 external drive

This has been irritating me ever since I got my MacBook. I use lots of different computers with lots of different operating systems and the simplest way to transfer information is often to use a FAT32-formatted removable USB flash drive. On my Windows and Linux machines this works great. I plug in the drive and …

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