woensdag 22 februari 2012

Setup subversion in 4 simple steps

Great tutorial on how to setup subversion on your server I just found: http://www.tonyspencer.com/2007/03/02/setup-a-subversion-server-in-4-minutes/

Needed this after hacking into my mybookworld, a network interfaced hard disc. Subversion is now happily running on it (next to transmission :-)).

These are the steps just in case the source gets lost in the universe of The Internet:

1. Create a Repository

svnadmin create /svnrepos

2. Create a SVN User

vi /svnrepos/conf/svnserve.conf

In that file add these three lines:

anon-access = none
auth-access = write
password-db = passwd

Create a password file:

vi /svnrepos/conf/passwd

In that file add a line for your user:

# add users in the format : user = password
tony = mypassword

3. Import Your Project

(assuming you’ve put your project files in /projects/myrailsproject)

svn import /projects/myrailsproject file:///svnrepos/myrailsproject

4. Start the SVN Server as Daemon

svnserve -d

Done! You should now have a svn server running with one project named myrailsproject.

Try checking it out of the repository:

svn co svn://

Since we set anon-access to none you should be prompted for username and password which you created in the file /svnrepos/conf/passwd.

maandag 20 februari 2012

All you need to know about servo's

Another great article I just discovered on the Model Airplane News rss feed. It's a very thorough posting on do's and dont's for servo's. Really all you should now.

TOTAL CONTROL: The Right Way to Set Up Servos

20 things every pilot needs to know

Just discovered this article on the Model Airplane News RSS feed. A very fun overview of things all modelers should know. In fact most of them reminded me of a crash I had in the beginning learning me in fact that I should check next time :).

20 Things Every Pilot Needs to know

donderdag 2 februari 2012

Hobbyking not returning shipping costs

For some maybe not surprising at all. I never had any real issues with hobbyking... Until recently.

A small package, the accu-cel 6 for those familiar with te hobbyking products, hadn't arrived after a month. I checked orderstatus online and noticed the product descriptions used a strikethrough font and in the comments for order status was written: "PARCEL RETURN REASON: Incorrect Address****".

Strange since my shipping address hadn't changed and I received just over 60 orders without issues. Also I always pick the same shipping method so that I know for sure my local postmen gets the package to my door. At least he knows my name.

Anyway I contacted the online chat support service to get my money back. The order messages section also displayed "Requires Bonus Point Adjustment". They probably wait for you to actually contact them before returning any bonus points... sneaky.

First contact went smooth. They returned my product cost but didn't want to return the shipping costs. So I explained it must have been an error at their site since the shipping address hadn't changed. She checked my address and I confirmed it was correct. She promised to verify this and get back to me.

Never got back to me (what a surprise) so I got back to them. Second chat was much shorter. They couldn't return the shipping costs to me. So I guess I must be lucky this was only a small package then? I'll think twice now ordering larger packages where shipping costs can be equal or even higher than actual product price.