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Git Cheat Sheet image/svg+xml

Even with a GUI application at hand there are times when you resort to the command line. We admit we can’t memorize all important Git commands – that’s why we created a nice cheat sheet for Git that we would like to share with you.
On the front you can find all important commands. On the back you can find our Version Control Best Practices that help you get the most out of version control with Git.

I’ve only ever used Git on the command line and I still forget some commands. Anyhow, this is a nice looking cheat sheet and I’ll probably print a copy for my office pin-board.

10 tips for new GitHub projects image/svg+xml

GitHub has become a fairly central part of many open source projects. Although many people focus on the code-hosting aspect of GitHub, the platform also includes comprehensive features for issue management, code review, and integration with many other tools and platforms.

For new open source projects, however, getting started and ensuring that GitHub repos are in tip-top shape and ready to attract new developers can be a little overwhelming. To smooth this transition, here are 10 tips for rocking your octo-project and getting your new project off to a great start.

A good introduction to GitHub by Jono Bacon. I’ve been using GitHub for a while, but still found it to be an interesting read — I wasn’t aware of the CONTRIBUTING.md features. Hmm, I should probably take some time to better explore the services I use.

Stupid Geek Tricks: Create a Shortcut to Quickly Edit Your Hosts File image/svg+xml

My quick and easy solution to this problem is so simple that it barely deserves a full article, but we’re going to cover it anyway—basically, you just create a shortcut to edit the file in Notepad, and set the properties to always start as Administrator. The final step is to create that shortcut in the Start Menu, so it will be easily accessible with the start menu search engine.

Nifty tip. I’m constantly editing my system’s hosts file on OS X and Linux, which is trivial once you set-up a Bash alias, but I can’t do that on Windows, yet, so this tip came in handy.

30 Tips to Turbocharge Dropbox image/svg+xml

Dropbox just works. Plus it does a lot more than just syncing. It’s the perfect digital suitcase. It ensures you’ll never be without your files wherever you need them, assuming you utilize Dropbox to the fullest. Just how do you do that? These tips spell it out.

Some handy tips for Dropbox users. I’ve been a Dropbox user for a good few years and it’s a great service. The first tip about gaining more free space made me chuckle:

One enterprising person nabbed his max referral bonus space by placing a Google AdWords ads with the custom link, then ceasing the campaign once he hit the 16GB limit. Easy.

In the past, I must have referred a fair number of new users to the service as I’ve managed to get my free allowance up from 2GB to 24.5GB, I guess I must have done this before they capped the limit to 16GB.

20 Time-Saving WordPress SQL Query Snippets image/svg+xml

Say you have hundreds or even thousands of posts within your database, and you need to make site-wide global changes. Making each edit, via the WordPress Dashboard, can be time-consuming and does open up the possibility of mistakes occurring. If you do need to make global edits, then it’s time to roll up your sleeves and delve directly into the WordPress MySQL database.

A bunch of handy SQL queries for managing WordPress databases. The queries are not particularly exotic, but it’s a handy reference.

Master TextExpander With These Helpful Tips & Tricks image/svg+xml

If you’re a TextExpander user, then you know that it can have a drastic positive impact on your productivity. But are you using TextExpander to its full ability or are you barely scraping the surface of what it can do?

Having just read this article, I can attest that I’m barely scraping the surface. Anyhow, I went looking for guidance on how to position the cursor inside a snippet and found the answer. It’s actually really simple, but then most things are when you know how to do them.

20 classic Mac tricks that you don’t know image/svg+xml

As a fairly new OS X user, I love reading about and discovering new tricks. This post has some good ones, including:

If you highlight text in an application and click and drag that to a folder or to the desktop, the text is turned into a file. These are called text clippings, and they will take their filename from the first few words of the excerpt. If there’s any formatting applied to the text, it will be saved too. This is an excellent way of filing away anything you’ve had to edit out of a document but want to keep for other purposes.