Just a quick note to self, how to setup Firefox to a) start separate instances of itself, b) load a different profile, c) use a particular locale.
Useful when developing localized web apps.
Stopped by one of my favorite spots for lunch today: Repke Spätzlerei, a cozy, cafeteria-style restaurant by Savignyplatz in Berlin.
It’s pretty busy at lunch time, as they have good deals for comfort foods like Spätzle, Schnitzel, meatloaf (Hacksteak), and Königsburger Klopse (€6,90!). The portions are a good size, but aren’t so large that they’ll put you to sleep at your next meeting. There’s always a good selection of freshly made salad sides such as: mixed bean salad, fennel and cabbage salad, or potato salad. Additionally, each of the lunch menu items usually comes with a mixed salad of some sort, with your choice of vinaigrette or yogurt dressing.
p.s. Don’t mind the crappy photos, that’s what I get for using a Motorola Milestone to take them.
Daily from 11:30h
Cheap webhosters can be pretty limiting sometimes in the platforms they run and the software packages on offer, even when you do have shell access. Here’s a quick guide to setting Mercurial up on a shared webhost for use when:
Sometimes at lunch, I get a serious craving for a simple Japanese rice bowl. Amazingly enough, there’s a place close enough to me to satisfy: Heno Heno. It’s a simple japanese restaurant with a single row of stools at a bar and a few tables to the side. The food is simple: a single page menu describes the treats to be ordered and everything is thrown together quickly right in front of you.
There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of thinly-sliced beef and rice (Gyu-don), or delicious nukazuke (fresh homemade pickles), or the freshly made sake o-nigiri (salmon rice cake in nori seaweed wrapper).
Perhaps I should let the food speak for itself:
Mo – Sa: 12h – 22h
One thing that kept me from getting my blog back up for a while was the lack of a consistent backup strategy for the WordPress content and the website as a whole. Website backup should be easy, with these commands and the following script, it’s very easy.
This is just a starting point though, I have some ideas about backup that I plan to explore in future experiments.
Quick backup command lines:
12 ssh user@host mysqldump --all-databases -p --result-file=db-backup-`date +%Y%m%d`.sqlrsync -av --delete user@host:/remoteSource localDestination