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TumbleBee Update and New App called Tones

Wed Aug 24 21:12:12 2011

Tumble Bee 1.1

It's been a busy month, but at last I have managed to get the first update for TumbleBee for the iPhone and iPod Touch on the iTunes store, so for those of you who have already downloaded this app, this update (v1.1) now boasts an OpenFeint High Score leaderboard and 7 achievements to be unlocked for challenges completed. Some of these challenges are easy but some are devilishly difficult and I imagine will take a little more effort to complete. I hope that you all enjoy playing the latest version of TumbleBee. For those who haven't yet got it, why not try it out? Here's the link - TumbleBee (v1.1)

New app - Tones

Also, very excitedly, I am proud to announce a new release - Tones. Tones is a music app that lets you create fun sounds with just a few taps of the sound pads. The great thing is, you don't even need to be musical to create great sounding tunes. Check it out - if really a lot of fun!

Reset a git remote (--bare) repo to 'Initial commit'

Sat Aug 6 05:30:09 2011

wipe git remote

I found a situation where I wanted to totally reset a remote repository and although deleting it and then recreating it using --bare usually does the trick, the server set up shared dependances that would have caused more trouble if I had done that. So the only option was to completely reset the repo and effectively wipe clean any past history.

In actual fact it is simpler than it sounds. Create a local repo using git init, add some files using git add * (where you can also replace the * with the particular name of a file/files). Commit the changes, i.e. git commit -m "Initial commit" and then add the remote url using git remote add origin remote_url_here.

Now all you have to do it push to the master branch of your remote to overwrite everything. However, simply using the command git push origin master will most likely fail due to the fact that content already exits. So here's what you do. Use git push --force.

That should give the desired results and you'll find that the existing remote will update and feel much fresher indeed. However, BE WARNED that this deletes everything as you'll see if you run git log on the remote.

Happy committing!

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