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Running PowerShell to change MSBuild scripts with NuGet

One of the things I’ve missed from creating a number of NuGet packages, is not being able to add msbuild tasks to the .csproj file.  From running web.config transforms, versioning assemblies, to running unit tests, code analysis, or deployments – msbuild can add quite a lot of cherries to your builds.   »

git out of memory errors – git repack

Occasionally when using git (particularly with large repositories) you might come across an error that looks a little bit like this:

[codesyntax lang=”bash” lines=”no” container=”none” blockstate=”expanded”]

remote: Counting objects: 506, done.
remote: fatal: Out of memory, malloc failed (tried to allocate 342222798 bytes)
remote: aborting due to possible repository corruption on the remote side.
fatal: protocol error: bad pack header



//TODO: Feature Release for v2012

I did one of these back in 2009 and after 2 years, I can successfully say I’ve accomplished… some of them.  It’s the sort of list I’d make an annual review if they didn’t have to follow fluffy company ideals and goals.  Not a new years resolution as such – but technologies and platforms I want to be looking at in the near future. »

Google Wave – My First Bot

Last week, I went to the Google Technology User Group in London, which was all on the subject of Google Wave.  Lars and Steph, of Google Wave video, and Google Maps fame gave an excellent talk on Wave, how it was doing, where it was going, and the challenges they’re still facing in getting Wave ready for prime time and a public release. »