Today at work at Fronde I needed to create a dump of a ‘project’ inside a repository. Our SVN setup is to have one repo per team and then within there have a folder for each client/project. In this case I was providing the backup to a client so it was vital that I gave them just their code and not the whole repo. So my SVN repo was like this:
a convienct place for me to put stuff that I (or you!) may need in the
future. While working at Fronde I wrote this little
backup script for the wiki we were using. It is meant to be run on a
cron job daily. It makes daily backups and every Friday copies that
backup to elsewhere (preferably off disk or off site) and deletes that
past week’s daily backups. Before I get flamed in the comments I know
that there is AutoMySQLBackup
but that is huge and very complicated and I wanted to write it myself!
Well I arrived safe and sound in Wellington this morning. It was nice
to hear kiwi accents again! It was also nice to go through NZ customs
without having to take my shoes off!
The last two days in San Fran were unbearably hot, upwards of 36
degrees! On Thursday I took a nice ride on a catamaran, the photos
That made the heat bearable, but typically there wasn’t really enough
wind! No one knew what to do with themselves so most were lying
under trees in the park…
So after yesterday’s exploits on the bike, I really didn’t feel like
getting up at 6am to go to Yosemite, but I knew that I would be thankful
This morning the weather forecast said that a heat wave was coming so I
had to shuffle my plans around. I was planning to go to Yosemite on
Wednesday and then do the biking on Thursday but it is meant to be 30+
degrees on Thursday so I went today instead.
Well today was Alcatraz day and what a stunning day I had to see it.
From the photos it may look warm and sunny, but that wind is cutting,
especially in the middle of the harbour! I definitely feel at home here,
it is very like Wellington with steep hills, windy and thriving, forward
I haven’t had a chance to write a post about yesterday’s bus tour around
San Fran and Sausalito but I will do that tonight. I have a had my
first sleep in and am now about to leave (10.30am) for a look around the
Financial District, Fisherman’s Wharf and I am planning to go to the San
Fran Giants vs Philidephia Phillies baseball game this afternoon.
Today was an amazing city tour that took in Muir Woods and Sausalito in the morning and then a city tour in the afternoon.
Well as I said this morning (my time anyway) I had a nice sleep in
(finally). I got a weekly pass to all transport and then walked down
the pretty much deserted Market Street down to the Ferry Building
through the Financial District. From there I walked about half an hour
down the road (under the Oakland bridge) to the baseball game between
the Phillies and the Giants. The number of people was really quite
impressive, but the pitch seems really small. I had almost no idea what
was going on, who was winning and why people suddenly broke into cheers
(and jeers) for no reason, but I had a good time nonetheless. I then
caught the train (a restored 1930’s streetcar) back to Fisherman’s Wharf
and had an a chance to explore the little shops trying to sell
everything for cheaper than the guy next door. I’m def going to buy a
San Fran hoodie, seems they are all the rage here! Maybe something from
the Giants too. The amount of food they eat though is amazing. It
seems like most people go there to sit in the sun and eat (not that
there’s anything wrong with that!). I thought I had better try it and
got a hotdog and coke, I was less than impressed….lol.