Category Archives: Rants

Rails derailed again (and again)

Executive summary (aka TL;DR) Rails docs suck… erm, no. I mean they are great but most probably written by people who never actually had to use them. If you want to follow Rails Guides and install a fresh Rails environment … Continue reading

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How come this crap creeps in for so many years?!

perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that your locale settings: LANGUAGE = (unset), LC_ALL = (unset), LC_CTYPE = “UTF-8”, LANG = “en_US.UTF-8” are supported and installed on your system. perl: warning: Falling back to the standard locale … Continue reading

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Why git is sometimes more gitty than any other git you are ever about to encounter…

So you work on a project which is version controlled and moreover it is version controlled by the almighty git himself. No matter whether you just got around all the teething problems and a steep learning curve of using git or you are … Continue reading

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Give me my Save As… back!!

No, I don’t want any “Duplicate”. I don’t want to duplicate anything! The work I have done on the file makes it different than the original file. NOT A DUPLICATE! I want to simply Save [my work] As… [different file]. Understood, … Continue reading

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Woes of an Android “switcher” – continued

OK – so here’s another one. If you run e.g. one of the Samsung Android phones and suddenly realise that you don’t receive any notifications whenever new text message (SMS based) arrives, and you tried everything, including rebooting, taking out … Continue reading

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Get MPEG-2 footage into FCPX

So.. you got that important video from somebody. He gave you the files and asked politely “just do it quick!”. Video is stored nicely in some MPEG-2 based transport stream files (typical thing with some Canon, SONY, whatever… cameras). You … Continue reading

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Eh… woes of an Android “switcher”

To make the long (many hours) story short – if you suffer from “this account isn’t being synced”/“sync disabled”/“sync is experiencing problems” syndrome on your Android device and miss important events due to the fact that calendar entries entered on … Continue reading

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