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Install git-svn on Windows

The git-svn tool is a simple conduit for changesets between Subversion and Git. It provides a bidirectional flow of changes between a Subversion and a Git repository.

The latest msysgit distribution of Git for Windows (version 1.6.1 preview 20081227 at the time of this writing), does not come bundled with the the git-svn tool. This can be installed on Windows using the Cygwin distribution of Git, however.

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Add a WYSIWYG Editor to ZenCart Product Descriptions

Adding a WYSIWYG editor interface to the ZenCart admin product descriptions page is easy. By default ZenCart actually offers HTML Area which is OK but since its so easy to upgrade to a real editor like TinyMCE or FCKeditor that is what I would suggest.

First if you want to just enable HTML Area you can do so by following these simple steps.

  1. Login to ZenCart Admin:Login to your online stores ZenCart administration system which is typically your url followed by /admin.
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Save Bitmap Image at 4 Bit Depth in Photoshop 4

I was attempting to save a file at 16 color 4 bit depth using Photoshop 4 on a Windows XP laptop. After creating or modifying the image and attempting to save the file as a bitmap (.bmp) the bitmap options would popup though I was unable to choose 4 bit under the depth option. I figured the image may have to many colors and decided to try to switch the “Image Mode” to Grayscale.

Photoshop 4 Image Mode Grayscale

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