Category Archives: Tech

General technology posts.

Updating a Git branch without first checking it out

If you work with multiple developers all pushing and pulling into a single remote Git repository, you know about outdated branches. Regular pull-and-rebase operations can become quite annoying. What’s worse is when you add feature branches into the mix, though. If you need to rebase feature branches before merging, keeping your main branch up to […]

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Automated ssh-agent locking with Win32-OpenSSH

For the last two years, a PowerShell team at Microsoft have been working hard to bring OpenSSH into the world of Windows. As part of this process, their Win32-OpenSSH port turns both sshd and ssh-agent into native Windows services. For all these changes, though, some things just remain the same. Like on other platforms, ssh-agent doesn’t […]

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Nationalize the last mile? Breaking the telco monopolies for superior consumer choices

Image via Wikipedia During this whole debate about usage based billing, one idea that’s popped up is the idea of nationalizing the “last mile”, that bit of cable running between the home and the local phone service central office. Of course, the idea of nationalizing any service raises concerns about competition and limiting user choices. […]

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