#how-to


Converting a Subversion SVN Repository to Git

I’ve used DreamHost’s SVN host­ing with past projects I’ve done. It wasn’t till recently that I had time to migrate them over to Git. Search­ing the net, I found JohnAlbin’s steps on how to do so effi­ciently (writ­ten in August 2010).1

Here’s a slightly-updated-shorter ver­sion of that (con­tain­ing steps of my migra­tion to Bit­bucket):2

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  1. If you have Ruby, you may try svn2git tool, which will skip steps 1–6. []
  2. Unlim­ited pri­vate and pub­lic repos?! Why not. Get yours at https://bitbucket.org/ []

“ill-ocano” — An Adobe Illustrator Warmup

I’ve been doing some exper­i­men­ta­tion with Adobe Edge this past week since it’s pre­view release on Mon­day. I fig­ure to have a break, and do some exer­cises with Adobe Illus­tra­tor. Hence, the above: “ill-ocano”.

The Ilo­cano or Ilokano peo­ple are the third largest Fil­ipino eth­no­lin­guis­tic group. Aside from being referred to as Ilo­canos, from “i”-from, and “looc”-bay, they also refer to them­selves as Sam­toy, from the Ilo­cano phrase “sao mi ditoy”, mean­ing ‘our lan­guage here.’ The word “Ilo­cano” came from the word “Iloco” or “Yloco.“1

Yes, it looks like the spelling is off, but the expla­na­tion of why it is so and the exer­cise is right after the jump.

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  1. Source via Wikipedia []

How-to Map Photos on Flickr with Pinpoint Accuracy

It seems that I haven’t (in the time of writ­ing) added a geolo­ca­tion to one of my favorite pho­tographs, as well as Life-moments.

Breathless Balcony

Truly a “Breath­less Bal­cony.” Taken on the third day of a recent Inka Trail trek at Intipata in Peru.

Mean­while, back to the sub­ject. If we’re talk­ing about Flickr, Yahoo! comes to mind. The only thing that sucks about map­ping on Flickr is the lim­ited cov­er­age and sub­par details of Yahoo! Maps (in this case). You get results like these:

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Unlock Phones from AT&T

So in prepa­ra­tion to going to Europe, I wanted to be able to have a cell­phone (mobile) handy in case of an emer­gency. I wanted to just use the iPhone 3G but I have updated to iPhone OS 2.2.1 with a base­band of 2.30.03, which there is no (soft­ware) unlock for. Luck­ily, I still have kept my Sam­sung Black­jack (1).

Here’s what I found out when get­ting my Black­jack unlocked:

  • Call 611 (Cus­tomer Ser­vice), and not the local AT&T store.
  • Unlock­ing is “free” (accord­ing to the CSR who helped me).
  • Give your IMEI num­ber to the CSR to receive your phone’s unlock code.
  • To get your phone’s IMEI num­ber, press *#06#
  • To pro­ceed with the unlock process: 
    • Take out the SIM card if there are any first.
    • You have to do the fol­low­ing key­strokes: #7465625*638*unlock_code# (unlock_code is your own of course).
    • Your phone’s dis­play will then have some type of mes­sage that it has dis­abled a lock of some sort.

I hope that helps.