lunatechian (lunatech-ian)

one relating to, belonging to, or resembling lunatech

2012-02-28 - thoughtstream

Here is a quote (slightly paraphrased) that I have seen people throw around a bit

Let us be like Apple and make our app simple. We will not allow users to change this and this, and obviously, we have no need to expose this setting to them in any way.
As someone who has used Apple products for some time now, I have never found Apple devices to restrict what users could configure or change. Almost every Apple device has a "System Preferance" and you can tweak a lot of settings from there. Of course, most of Apple devices are pretty usable out of the box. I have not used an iPhone for a long time, but my experience with Macbook is that it is extremely customizable. I can say the same about the Apple TV.

I think if an artifact meets either of the following criteria, it can be called art

  • Something that shakes me out of a rut and see something ordinary with a new perspective
  • something that can bring joy
  • something that can inspire

gitosis hint: does not appear to be a git repository

You have successfully installed gitosis, and you have been able to add users into gitosis. Now, on a remote computer, you try to checkout.

tearlayneed-lm:tmp rshekhar$ git clone ssh://stormcrow@home:221/gitosis-admin
Cloning into gitosis-admin...
fatal: '/gitosis-admin' does not appear to be a git repository
fatal: The remote end hung up unexpectedly
I am running the ssh server on port 221 and my username is stormcrow. If your reaction is WTF!, then I can sympathise with you. The correct clone command is
git clone ssh://stormcrow@home:221/~/gitosis-admin
Cloning into gitosis-admin...
remote: Counting objects: 24, done.
If you failed to notice, there is a ~ required.