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Instructions for renaming the ‘master‘ branch in your Git repository to ‘main‘. There is no particular reason for the main branch of your repo to be called ‘master‘, so you might as well rename it rather spend eternity explaining to people that this isn’t a reference to ‘master–slave’ relationships; ‘main’ is as good a replacement as any.Noted by Damian Cugley .
Apple’s photos app does machine-learning-powered analysis of all your photos and stores the result sin SQLite files that can reveal a wealth of information if you know how.
HTTPretty is a Python package for writing tests for code that interacts with remote web services. You write expectations for requests the test code should make and the responses, and the tests run without accessing real networks at all. Works particularly nicely with JSON-based protocols.Noted by Damian Cugley .
I am beginning to think that configurable web sites are a terrible idea. Here is an old article ranting about the hugely complicated web frameworks created so that sites may be built ‘without writing a single line of code’.Noted by Damian Cugley .
pipx is a tool to help you install and run end-user applications written in Python. Each app is installed in its own virtualenv and the commands added to a directory you put on your path.Noted by Damian Cugley .
Using GitHub Actions to updatge the README of a repository of short tips & tricks articles.
Detailed documentation for the .properties files used in Java programming is surprisingly obscure. Are quotes permitted around values? What limits are there on key tokens? It’s a mystery.Noted by Damian Cugley .
Optimizing your network caching to account for the properties of your storage hardware sometimes takes you in unexpected directions.