Monday, February 23, 2009

I've Moved

My new blog is here.

Monday, August 11, 2008

100 Pushups: Week 5 (take 3), Day 1

Last week was a bust. I just had too much going on, and either forgot about doing pushups or didn't have time. So I'm repeating week 5 again this week. And it's not looking too good so far:

Column 3

Level 1: 40/40
Level 2: 32/32
Level 3: 30/30
Level 4: 15/25
Level 5: 28/min 40

Not a very good performance. Hopefully Wednesday will be better.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

100 Pushups: Week 5 (again), Day 1

Column 3

Level 1: 40/40
Level 2: 32/32
Level 3: 30/30
Level 4: 25/25
Level 5: 40/min 40

I did wait longer than 60 seconds before level 5.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Subversion, Vendor Branches, and svn-load

A while back, Ross Burton wrote an excellent tutorial for using vendor branches in subversion. I used this tutorial, or one like it, about a year ago when adding a vendor branch to one of my own projects, jpilot-icalendar.

A few days ago, I needed to update jpilot-icalendar with a new vendor version. I couldn't remember exactly how to do that, so I googled "subversion vendor branches" and found Ross's tutorial. As I was going through the steps, I discovered that svn_load_dirs was no longer installed on my system. I assumed this was a casualty of my recent hard drive failure and started looking for the package it belonged to so I could reinstall it. After a bit of digging, I found to my horror that svn_load_dirs had been removed from the Debian subversion-tools package. There was mention of an svn-load command, which "should function as a drop in replacement."

I couldn't find any documentation on svn-load, so I setup a test subversion repository to test it. I am happy to report that it does seem to be a drop in replacement for svn_load_dirs, at least to the extent that I used it.

Here is how I originally imported the vendor source:

$ svn import libical-0.23 \ \
-m "Importing libical-0.23"

$ svn copy \ \ \
-m "tagging libical-0.23"

$ svn copy \ \ \
-m "bringing libical-0.23 into main branch"

Then I updated to libical-0.24-RC4:

$ svn_load_dirs \ \
-t 0.24-RC4 current libical-0.24

$ svn merge \ \ \

That brings me up to a few days ago, when I wanted to upgrade to libical 0.31. Here is how I did that:

$ svn-load \ \
-t 0.31 current libical-0.31

$ svn merge \ \ \

As promised, the svn-load command was a drop-in replacement for svn_load_dirs.

Edited 08/02/2008 11:11AM EST:Fixed layout again, after reading this handy guide.

100 Pushups: Week 5, Day 3

Column 2

Level 1: 16/16
Level 2: 16/16
Level 3: 14/14
Level 4: 14/14
Level 5: 12/12
Level 6: 12/12
Level 7: 10/10
Level 8: 40/min 35

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

100 Pushups: Week 5, Day 2

Column 2

Level 1: 17/17
Level 2: 17/17
Level 3: 16/16
Level 4: 16/16
Level 5: 14/14
Level 6: 14/14
Level 7: 12/12
Level 8: 40/min 35

I did wait longer than 45 seconds before level 8, but not for the others.

Monday, July 28, 2008

100 Pushups: Week 5, Day 1

Column 2

Level 1: 35/35
Level 2: 28/28
Level 3: 25/25
Level 4: 22/22
Level 5: 35/min 35

Steve Spiers, the creator of the hundredpushups site has been sending periodic updates to the people who have signed up to take the challenge. In his last update, he mentioned that week 5 is a tough one, which I find to be a bit of an understatement.

I was able to do 50 pushups during my last test (yesterday morning), so technically I should be in column 3 this week. But I was barely able to eke out the numbers in column 2, and only by resting a little longer than the 60 seconds in the plan. These numbers just seem a little ambitious to me.

Then again, I am pushing 40. Maybe a younger person wouldn't find it so challenging.

At any rate, I'm not giving up. I will probably repeat week 5 next week though. I don't think I'm going to be able to do week 6 if I'm struggling with week 5.