Archive for April 27th, 2009

Let me start by saying if you are not yet using Redmine for technical project management I highly suggest you start doing so immediately. It is very easy to import Trac projects and with minimal coding efforts you can import from any ticketing system you are currently using.

I am fairly new to Redmine and I just entered a ticket with some incorrect information in the description. After looking around for a bit I was unable to locate where to edit the description as it is a bit hidden. The ability is there to edit the description and subject by following the below instructions.

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When debugging Rails, I often open up an iRb shell by typing

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ruby script/console

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This command lists all instance methods in the User model, excluding inherited methods and sorts them in alphabetical order.

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User.instance_methods(false).sort

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I will add more useful iRb methods as I discover and remember them

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Your iTunes is probably set to download 3 files at a time from the iTunes store. So if you sign up for say a podcast that has 25 items and you queue all 25 to download at a time it will immediately start downloading three of the files and when one finishes it will immediately start downloading another so there are always 3 files downloading until it has made it all the way through the list. This can really bog down your computer depending on how much power your PC has.

To resolve this problem I was looking for a setting in the Options menu to set the amount of files to download at once to one or possibly two however I was unable to find this setting. The other thing I was looking for was a way to rate limit the amount of traffic used while downloading files or to provide some type of application level QoS (Quality of Service). I was also unable to find this setting.

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This took me awhile to figure out for some reason but once I did I felt pretty on top of my game, not. So after playing around with some of the Google Labs additions to Gmail I figured that it might be cool to check out the Google Labs Custom Keyboard Shortcuts addition to Gmail specifically for the “gl” shortcut that pops open a new window for easy access to your labels. More on the gl shortcut later after I explain the complex fix to my problem (wink wink). After enabling the Keyboard Shortcuts I refreshed Gmail and proceeded to attempt to use the gl shortcut with no luck. I then started to wonder if it was possibly a browser issue or something else. I tried about ten other shortcuts but none of them were working in FireFox or Internet Explorer.

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I was having trouble view Google Toolbar local search history past the most recent 15 entries. I have auto complete turned on so if I started typing a couple letters it would show older entries so I knew they existed. I figured the easiest way to get the entire list was to just go to the source file and view the entries there.

Google Toolbar Search History Location on Windows XP:
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C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Google\Local Search History\google%2Eweb.w
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Each user will have their own Google Toolbar local search history so just replace “user” in the directory path above to view each users local search history.

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