Technology Insights

Creating remote branches from local ones in Git

I had an existing local branch that I had done some commits to and wanted to create a remote branch on origin so that I could check it out to other local branches on different machines. The current version of Git (1.6.1.x at the time of this writing), doesn’t seem to have an elegant way of doing this, but still I was able to do it fairly simply by manually editing Git’s “config” file (inside of the “.git” folder of a working directory).

Technology Errors

Business Objects gives error “class com.businessobjects.wp.tc.TCMain not found”

When upgrading from SAP Business Objects XI R2 service pack 1 to service pack 2, I got the following error in the Java runtime console when trying to create new or use existing Web Intelligence reports: load: class com.businessobjects.wp.tc.TCMain not found. java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: com.businessobjects.wp.tc.TCMain at sun.applet.AppletClassLoader.findClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at sun.applet.AppletClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source) at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(Unknown Source)…

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Test Older Versions of Internet Explorer Even When The Latest Version of IE is Installed

When doing quality testing on websites it is beneficial to not only have all of the latest major browsers for testing (including Internet Explorer, Safari, Mozilla FireFox, Opera, and Google Chrome), but also to have older versions of some browsers installed especially older versions of Internet Explorer. Internet Explorer is notorious for making huge changes to the way it handles CSS and other design elements between versions. Just because a web site looks great in IE7 does not mean it will display correctly in IE6, IE5, etc.

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Clear Cached Email Addresses From Outlook 2007, Outlook.NK2 Editing

Over the past couple of years I have been using the same Outlook files which have over time built up a huge cache of invalid e-mail addresses, e-mail address that are no longer used, and various other e-mail addresses I want to remove from the e-mail address cache. The cache that I am talking about is when you compose a new message and then start typing an address into the To, CC, or BCC field it begins to auto complete. On numerous occasions I have mistyped my own address and sent emails which now brings up numerous emails similar to my own and I have to make sure I select the proper one each time. Needless to say I needed to figure out what Outlook 2007 cache file stores these messages and how to edit that file to remove and modify addresses.