Marginalia

Rename a Local Git Branch

Naming thigs is hard. On a few occasions I have named a Git branch, then decided a different name would be better / more descriptive. Recently, I was working on a branch for a project, and we decided to go a different direction. My branch had the perfect name

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Links for Conference Talks I Have Given

This page has a list of talks that I have given. With each there is a short overview, a link to resources mentioned in the talk, and a link to the slides. Each of these talks has been given at several events. Watch my Twitter account for announcements of where

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View compressed log files with Zcat

Have you ever need to view log files after they have been rotated and compressed? Many people uncompress the file with gunzip or gzip -d then view the file. Linux gives us a shortcut, namely zcat. Zcat opens a compressed file immediately for viewing. However,

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Note-Taking with Vim

I am experimenting with note-taking/journaling using Vim. I use Vim for almost all other text-based activities, so, why not? I have used Evernote for many years, and have a ton of content there. But, I am looking for more security and control.

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How do I create a new Google Drive file?

It is super easy.

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Outlook 2003 - default downloads folder

I do not like Outlook. However, my employer uses Outlook for ease of implementation and consistency, understandably. Microsoft restricts things so much, and makes REALLY customizing very difficult. But, there is usually a way to work around restrictions.

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