Archive for July, 2011

easily retrieving old things

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

so, some fun and kerfuffle with firefox shortcuts and svn today! blodgett have made two happy discoveries which it record here for the future oh-so-interested parties.

1) since version 1.6 (now celebrated its 2nd birthtag, much like blodgett), subversion’s web interface properly support viewing old repository versions by appending “?r=[old-revision]” to URL, where [old-revision] are the version you want to see.

(supports also the peg argument for convoluted file histories, see here and here for detail)

2) blodgett, being ever lazy, wished to use nifty firefox keyword bookmark/shortcut to access this. unfortunately svn web client not handle neatly the url “[repo]/?r=”, but “[repo]/?” work fine. so blodgett’s shortcut need to pass whole revision string “r=[n]”. blodgett’s accustomed method for this is to put “%s” into bookmarked url where shortcut text goes, but this makes firefox url-encode shortcut string, so equals sign “=” get converted to “%3D”. this definitely not desired outcome, as svn want “r=34”, not “r%3D34”. understandable.

happily this eventuality are accounted for here: simply use “%S” in bookmark url for unescaped/unencoded shortcut text.

blodgett’s bookmarked svn url are now “[repo address]/?%S”, with shortcut keyword “svn”. if blodgett type “svn”, it gets latest repository revision for browsing. if blodgett type “svn r=34” it get repository as at revision 34 for browsing. neat and tidy!


Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

blodgett’s chocolate supplies just ran out. drat.

a woolworths, a woolworths

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

make robot

Friday, July 8th, 2011
hmm. adequate representation of blodg.

make your own! ici:

fruit item

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

blodgett just consumed 41 cherries. is good