Having just spent the afternoon showing a designer how to use git, I figured this would be a useful reference. It’s super quick because there is little to no explanation here, just the raw commands. It’s up to you to do a bit more research to understand what’s going on! Saying that, there should be enough here to get you working with git, even if you don’t grasp it all – just dive right in and play around.
We’ve recently launched a website and blog for author James North. James needed a website to augment the release of his upcoming book Deep Deception on 8th November and there was only a 3 week window to get the site designed and built.
The idea is to make it appear to your sync app that a folder is inside it’s watched folder, when it is in fact somewhere else entirely.
Use either the JUNCTION utility from Sysinternals, or the MKLINK command built in to Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Server 2008, for example:
junction "C:\Documents and Settings\User\My Documents\My Dropbox\DesiredFolder" "C:\Path\To\DesiredFolder"
mklink /D "C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Dropbox\DesiredFolder" "C:\Path\To\DesiredFolder"
Or, if you prefer a GUI, install Link Shell Extension.
OS X or Linux:
Use the ln command, for example:
ln -s /path/to/desired-folder ~/Dropbox/desired-folder
This works with files too:
ln -s /path/to/desired-file ~/Dropbox/desired-file
Another easy way to do this with Terminal is type the ln -s part, then from Finder drag the folder/file that you want into the Terminal window then drag the Dropbox folder and hit return.
[Update: The 6G Blacklist is now available.]
The 5G Blacklist is a simple, flexible blacklist that checks all URI requests against a series of carefully constructed HTAccess directives. This happens quietly behind the scenes at the server level, saving resources for stuff like PHP and MySQL for all blocked requests.
Simply add the following code to your site’s .htaccess file. Make sure you make a copy of your existing file before making any changes.
Normally we would set this up for you, but if you want to use a new device (to access your mail on your phone for example), you will need the following settings:
IMAP port with SSL enabled:
25 or 587
Outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication (user name and password)
Optional: Secure SMTP encryption using TLS (using either port)
Username: Your full e-mail address
Password: Your e-mail account password
Note for Apple users: You will also need to manually enter your account details under SMTP (sending) server too.
Instructions for setting up your new account
If you get stuck, give us a shout.