Well this past week Adobe has launched their new cloud service called, Adobe Creative Cloud . As of launch they are charging a monthly fee of $49.99 and I believe it is going to be well worth it. I will gladly pay that amount to get all of the Adobe products for both Windows and Mac. So lets say you wanted to buy a master collection copy of Adobe for both OS’es, you would be paying 2599.99 per OS. Yep that would cost you $5199.98 and that is for the current version. When a new version comes out you can pay and upgrade rate but still pay.
So with doing some simple math here, 5199.98/49.99=104. That would be almost 9 years to get what I would have paid for one version. I think I will gladly take that. I will let you guys decide but right now I think that is pretty much a steal. Thoughts?
I just bought a few weeks ago a new MacBook Pro and I love it. So now it was time to setup my computer to use rvm and Octopress. So I logged into the Mac App store and downloaded the newest version of Xcode and installed it. I then went to the Octopress webstite and followed the directions on setting up RVM.
I ran into several errors about make and gcc-4.2. So after searching around the internet I found some help. It appears that after version 4.1, Ruby and xcode do not play nice. So I downgraded my version of Xcode and had to install a patch for gcc . Lastly you will want to add the following to your bash_profile or your zshrc:
Now, just restart your terminal app and then go ahead and follow the Octopress site to finish setting it up.
So I have switched from SVN to Git and I am very happy about it. When I am at work I am stuck using SVN and I hate it. So I learned about a command that git has called git svn. It allows me to clone an SVN repo and locally use Git for it. I can make my commits and keep things versioned via Git. When I am done I can then commit it to the SVN repo and nobody would know I used Git instead of SVN. What is nice is it will commit all the changes, not just one massive one. I have yet to run into and issue but that’s ok if I do. So if you are a Git user stuck in an SVN world, then this is the way to save yourself. Let me show you an example of how to use this.
git svn clone "urlToSVNrepository"
git svn clone "http://svn.google.com/sampleTest"
git svn clone "urlToSVNrepository" -T trunk -b branches -t tags
git svn clone "http://svn.google.com/sampleTest" -T trunk -b branches -t tags
So now you have your svn project using git, which is nice. What also is nice is your project no longer has a bunch of .svn folders like you see in SVN land. That should be one of many things that will make you want to do this. I will make tutorial video on this soon so stay tuned if you are interested.
So the other day, it was announced that the alpha release of TextMate2 was avaliable for licensed users of TextMate So I decided to make a little video on some of the changes that I have seen so far. I am excited what I have seen and look forward in helping making TextMate the best editor around.
I have decided to leave the world of WordPress, for the world of Octopress . I will have some tutorials on this blogging framework but there are some reasons I made this change. I think the biggest reason I changes was Octopress does not use a database. To me that is just a great performance boost. The application comes with some nice plugins like twitter, Github, and Google+.
Using one command like rake deploy, and it automatically pushes the compiled static content to my web server with 1and1 via rsync. I no longer have to login to an admin panel and use a bloated tool like WordPress has. I can open vim or TextMate and start writing my post using Markdown. So go try it out. I think you guys and gals will love it.
One of the nice features in MacOSX is the use of Spotlight. I hardly use icons anymore and just hit command+space and type what I need. While I am in Gentoo or Windows XP, I sorely miss this functionality. Well today I started to look and found a nice tool called Launchy .
This tool supports skinning and plugins to enhance the already nice tool. What is nice is by default I can do math in it like I can do in spotlight. When I want to call the tool I hit alt+space and it comes up. I will continue to play with this tool but so far I love it.
I would like to take an opportunity to show you an example of how to developer a simple php contact page. I will not use css or anything like that for this tutorial. Just quick and dirty using the php mail function. Lets watch a video, explaining the process