Using CVS and ssh under Emacs

Wed Jan 4, 2006 by brett

The easiest way to use CVS with ssh is to use ssh-keygen to generate a public/private key without a passphrase (so ssh won’t prompt you for a password). Upload the public key and put it in your ~/.ssh/authorized_keys directory on the ssh server. Try checking out your project now - you should be able to check it out without having to type in a password. Make sure the environment variable CVS_RSH is set to ssh so you are using ssh as the transport.

Put the following line in your .emacs file and you should be able to check stuff in and do version control using emacs and VC:

(setenv "CVS_RSH" "ssh")

Laziest days ever

Mon Jan 2, 2006 by brett

Helen and I just had the laziest New Years day ever! We just had our own Kagami Baraki of DVD watching, specifically Veronica Mars, a very cool TV series about (I know it sounds lame) a girl who helps her father who is a private investigator. It’s a very cool detective story - thoroughly recommended.

For the 99.9% of people who don’t know what Kagami Baraki is, it’s a Japanese ceremony held at the start of the year, where you are supposed to reflect about your life and actions of the previous year, and (if you are involved in martial arts especially) reaffirm your commitment to training. Well we certainly didn’t “energize our whole year” this weekend, but it was great having such a relaxing time.

Photos from New Years Eve 2005/2006

Sun Jan 1, 2006 by brett

Here are some photos I took from my phone last night. We had a great night, with some good friends over. We drank lots of champagne, ate lots of food, and the boys won at Pictionary! Then we walked down to watch the fireworks at midnight.

Group photo Watching the fireworks

Photo of Big Ben taken from the Dali Museum

Sat Dec 31, 2005 by brett
Big Ben from Dali Museum Here is a photo of Big Ben taken from the the Dali Museum across the Thames.

Happy New Year!

Sat Dec 31, 2005 by brett

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s the eve of another year here in Covent Garden, London. We’re looking forward to a lot more travel in 2006. For us, 2005 was:

  1. New Years with friends in Margaret River, Western Australia
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. London, UK
  4. Paris, France
  5. Venice, Italy
  6. Barcelona, Spain
  7. South of France
  8. Andorra
  9. Sydney, Australia
  10. Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia
  11. Auckland, New Zealand
  12. Queenstown, New Zealand
  13. Tokyo, Japan
  14. Scotland, UK
  15. London, UK

We immigrated to London in August on the highly-skilled migrant programme, so as you can see it’s been a busy year!

Hello world!

Fri Dec 30, 2005 by brett

OK, Just moved my site to another server. Have to set up my site again!

The new apartment

Thu Aug 23, 2001 by brett

Here are some photos of the new apartment. As you can see we still have boxes everywhere!



Back to it!

Mon Aug 20, 2001 by brett

Well, after nearly a year of not updating the news log on my web site, I’ve finally decided that it’s time to start updating it again! The reason? Well, maybe it’s that Helen and I have just moved to a new apartment, in fact an apartment that we own! It is in Goulburn St in Sydney, right in the CBD, and we absolutely love it! I’ll post pictures when I can be bothered.

Helen's Birthday

Tue Oct 10, 2000 by brett

It was Helen’s birthday on the 10th October, and my present to her has a romantic trip for two around Sydney harbor in a gondella.

The gondella is controlled by a man standing on the stern. Helen and I sat in the little cabin in the centre of the gondella, eating lobster, prawns, crab, oysters and a selection of cheeses and drinking champagne. Some soft, romantic music was played through some speakers in the cabin.







Simon and Belinda's farewell

Fri Sep 1, 2000 by brett

Here are some pictures from Simon and Belinda’s farewell. They had it at the Rose Hotel on Cleveland Street. The next day, Helen and I had a BBQ at our apartment, and the bottom photo is a picture of K8, the guest DJ.