Code Archives

Code snippets that make it from gisthub to here.

  1. Contributing →

    My experience with contributing to core has been awful and after years of convincing myself it’s gotten better the results might be the same. Hopefully my feeling of discouragement changes because I really want to be involved.

  2. Git Submodules with Detached HEAD

    This week we at Sprout Venture migrated our largest project to git. Without going into detail about our process we ran into a problem with our superproject’s submodules initialized with detached HEADs; regardless if they’re added with the branch set. The .gitmodules file would properly show the branch, e.g. [submodule "wordpress"] path = wordpress url…

  3. gem install mysql – MySQL gem Not Installing

    I was getting some strange error tonight when installing ruby for my redmine install. At first phusion was reporting this error no such file to load — mysql (MissingSourceFile) So i figured I needed the mysql gem, well that returned an error too: # gem install mysql Building native extensions. This could take a while……

  4. Ubuntu + Webmin + Apache2 Errors

    Setting up a new server on MediaTemple (ve) tonight and I was getting some errors with webmin and Ubuntu 8. Apache2 was running fine but I couldn’t get webmin to start/stop the service. The error I was getting was: “Failed to start apache” “etc/lsb-base-logging.sh: line 22: /dev/console: Permission denied” … The solution was simple: When…

  5. How I use SVN:Externals in my Development Process

    SVN ( version control ) is one of the key ingredients in my development process, not because I work with other developers and version control is necessary but I need to keep things organized and in sync with other development environments ( e.g. my laptop ). In a future post I’ll explain the setup, since…

  6. Display a loading image until the page completes loading

    Similar to how GDGT.com has it’s loading.gif while the page completes this method will do something very similar. Right after the body I include the image inside a div: <div id="loading-image"> <img src="<?php bloginfo('template_url'); ?>/images/ajax-loader.gif" alt="Loading…" /> </div> Of course I’m using wordpress so you might need to include a different path for your ajax-loader.gif.…