Rob Smyth

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

eBay Doing Something About Retaliatory Feedback?

Today when placing some eBay feedback I got a notification from eBay that sellers can no longer give negative feedback to buyers. Great! A while back I blogged how a HK eBay seller used retaliatory feedback against me. I'm real pleased that eBay sees how retaliatory feedback had undermined the feedback system.

The customer is always right (I feel an existential eXtreme Programming moment coming on).

Sunday, 11 May 2008

MSN USB Rocket Launcher

Some toys are just so cool! When the first USB rocket launchers came out I got one and the first thing people asked was "do they come with a camera?". And now, yes it does at Think Geek.

I've added it to my wish list, my birthday is in August. :-)

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

TortoiseSVN Revert Guide - Part 2

I thought it would be helpful to extend the guide in my prior post to show how to handle a typical build box break quickly. I've titled it 'TortoiseSVN' as that is the Subversion front end we use. It could equally be just a Subversion guide.
OpenOffice copy available here.

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

TortoiseSVN Revert Guide

Each revision control application like Subversion (SVN), ClearCase, etc seem to have their own terminology. I've keep finding this very confusing for people learning how to revert Subversion changes using Tortoise. It is just a language thing so I've made up a simple guide to show what the different reverts do.

OpenOffice copy available here.