When working with a git repository you need to know which branch you are committing to. To do that you type git status and check for the info. Sometimes you just need to know the branch in order not to make mistakes when merging. It is super useful to have branch name as part of the command prompt.
In August 2014 Google announced that their search engine will value HTTPS as a ranking signal. This is quite a good news for end-users meaning that they will get more secure sites in top search results. However, it’s not a very good news for owners of small or unprofitable websites, since they would have to acquire signed certificate to get their website a ranking boost.
Unix shell is one of the most powerful tools ever created, but sometimes it can be quite dull. Adding it a bit more spice could make your day brighter and your thoughts clearer.
This can be done by setting the LS_COLORS environment variable. Best way to do it is in $HOME/.bashrc file. If done like this, color settings will be loaded each time you start your terminal.
I would like to share with you my impressions about nice piece of software I had chance to use recently. I needed to download some song from YouTube and at first I looked into some browser plugins. None of them worked as I wanted them to. Some of them didn’t work at all.
If you are (as I am) annoyed by the default setting of Sunday as first day of the week, there’s an easy fix for that. Following will set Monday as first day of the week on your gnome-based system.
Few days ago I upgraded my Ubuntu installation to the new release. The upgrade went really smooth and effortless – it required only 3 or 4 clicks during the install, mainly weather to keep or replace my old configuration files.