Overlapping hobbies: computer technology and Ham radio – Ham Radio Now’s interview with TWiT

I probably have far too many hobbies 🙂 I’ve always been interested in radio communications, and I’ve decided recently I’m going to take the plunge and get my Technician ham radio license. I was just watching a past episode of Ham Radio Now where they went and toured Leo Laporte’s TWiT studios in Petaluma, and wow, holy cow, I had no idea how much was actually involved behind the scenes at the TWiT studios, my jaw was on the floor.

This is a fantastic behind the scenes look at what’s involved in producing the TWiT shows, well worth a watch (check out part 2) if you’re familiar with Leo’s shows or are just interested in what’s involved to produce an online video podcast based show: http://arvideonews.com/hrn/HRN_Episode_0032.html

Committing file deletes to Git

My normal git usage pattern is:

git add .
git commit -m "commit message"

and then when needed:

git push remotename master

The trouble with ‘git add .’ is that is doesn’t stage any deleted files for committing. You can see this if you do a ‘git status’ and you’ll see it list deleted files, but listed as not staged:

$git status
# On branch master
# Changes not staged for commit:
#  (use "git add/rm " to update what will be committed)
# deleted: ...

You’ll notice the comment mentions to use ‘git rm’ to delete files from the repo, but if you’ve deleted files locally, you can either do a ‘git rm filename’ for each of the locally deleted files, or more simply, do this to pick up all changed files for staging, including deletes:

git add -A