Archiv für Januar, 2008

Leopard, force backup for time machine

29. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare

Time Machine is a good concept for backups, but when I connect my external harddrive I usually have to wait for 10-45minutes before the backup starts. There are 2 ways to force a backup instantly

  1. If you still have your time machine icon in the doc, you can ctrl-click it and select ‚backup now‘
  2. If you don’t, as I have because I like to have my dock as simple as possible, you can do it on the cmd-line. Yes cmd-line, hurray, linux forever, ahemm… sorry, short outburst…
    here is the command:
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IntelliJ IDEA, scratches on the surface

27. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare

Finally, after hours, days of using it I was able to crash my IDE. I had an idea for a project and I wanted to us Maven as project-build tool, which was already integrated in IntelliJ. After an upgrade for the plugins for maven from version 1.x to 2.0.8 the IDE decided not to start again. The startup error blamed the Ant-Plugin and asked to remove it.

After some consideration I did so, although I planned to fix it because I want to use Ant in my projects. After that the IDE wanted me to remove the Spring-Plugin! I feared if this would go any longer I soon will run out of plugins.

Since I wanted to use Spring and Ant, and they were already well integrated, I started to look for other solutions. The IntelliJ-Forum and my friend google were not much of help. After some try and error I found out, that you cannot have maven-plugins for version 1.xx and 2.xx at the same time.

Bottom Line: Although IntelliJ is for me still the best IDE so far, it has it’s drawbacks and surely some scratches on it’s shiny surface…

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Waiting …. waiting …

16. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare

When you have waited for a long time, so long that time does not matter anymore

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Macbook Air

15. Januar 2008 1 Kommentar

2800 Euro? And not even an optical drive?

They can’t be serious….

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hacker named peer

13. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare


#1587 +(598)- [X]

<HeLL> Is there a hacker called peer? He is trowing me off the chatserver(s) all the time.

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X-Wing Origami

8. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare

xwing origamiJust stumbled over an origami instruction to build a X-Wing Model from star wars. Click the image for a
detailed Instruction:



5. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare

Alex has written a nice post about syncing 2 svn-repositories here.

I linked it from my wiki

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svn comparing changes

4. Januar 2008 Keine Kommentare

A common thing, comparing to versions of the repository.
If you want to see what your co-worker changed:

svn diff --revision 2:3 rules.txt

This entry exist for me, to have a lookup 😉

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