Using git with Django's SVN repository

Brian Rosner has produced a really nice screencast demonstrating ways to use git version control with Django's SVN repository. Especially of interest is how merging changes you've made in your git branch of Django with updates from the Django SVN repository is really straightforward.…

Macbook Air launched, but will it fly?

Apple have announced their new ultralightweight Macbook Air today at MacWorld. Whilst it's hard not to be dazzled by shiny things, I'm personally not that impressed. Given that the cost of the basic spec model is £1199 in the UK this is a significant premium to pay for a…

Bazaar 1.0 released

Fantastic news that Bazaar has reached version 1.0. This is thanks to a lot of hard work by some very talented people and I'm pleased to note that it looks like case sensitivity issues have been addressed. Amongst the changes are improved documentation. Docs are something that are often…

Nokia Multimedia Transfer for Mac

This is totally awesome and far nicer than using bluetooth file transfer to put python files for pys60 onto your Nokia phone. Nokia Multimedia Transfer Works via bluetooth or the data cable and provides a drag and drop interface similar to finder.…

Microsoft buys Multimap

So the news is all over the web of Microsoft's acquisition of Multimap. Having worked for Multimap briefly before joining Yahoo, I'm really amazed by this announcement and wish everyone at Multimap all the best for the future, and I look forward to seeing how Multimap is assimilated into Redmond…

Howto: Debrand and Flash a Nokia E61

I've had a Nokia E61 for about 6 months or so. When I first got it I updated the firmware to the latest version, and ever since I regretted not changing the product code so that I could get rid of the Vodafone branding on shutdown and start-up as well…

Python or PHP?

Recently I've been having interesting discussions with Ed and Cyril regarding some of the differences between PHP and Python and what makes each one special. So I'm interested to know what are the things you love about PHP or Python? What features made you choose one over the other? If…