OctroTree – Google Chrome extension for browsing GitHub code repositories

OctroTree – Google Chrome extension for browsing GitHub code repositories.  I promise you, this is one of those things that you wouldn’t believe you lived without before.  Fast, convenient, with support for private repositories (via API access token), GitHub Enterprise, and keyboard shortcuts.  Absolutely essential for anyone who is on GitHub!

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TODO : Read more documentation

It’s after bits like this one, I think I should spend more time reading documentation:

METHODS

Create

Create a new transaction.

This routine should _never_ be called by anything other than RT::Ticket. It should not be called from client code. Ever. Not ever. If you do this, we will hunt you down and break your kneecaps. Then the unpleasant stuff will start.

TODO: Document what gets passed to this

RT::Transaction->Create() developer manual for Request Tracker 4.2.

June 30, 2015 23:59:60

AWS Official Blog covers the upcoming leap second shenanigans in “Look Before You Leap – The Coming Leap Second and AWS“:

The International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems (IERS) recently announced that an extra second will be injected into civil time at the end of June 30th, 2015. This means that the last minute of June 30th, 2015 will have 61 seconds. If a clock is synchronized to the standard civil time, it will show an extra second 23:59:60 on that day between 23:59:59 and 00:00:00. This extra second is called a leap second. There have been 25 such leap seconds since 1972. The last one took place on June 30th, 2012.

Not all applications and systems are properly coded to handle this “:60” notation.

GitHub markdown syntax highlighting

Somehow, I missed this and haven’t used it until yesterday – GitHub markdown syntax highlighting:

Code blocks can be taken a step further by adding syntax highlighting. In your fenced block, add an optional language identifier and we’ll run it through syntax highlighting. For example, to syntax highlight Ruby code:

```ruby
require 'redcarpet'
markdown = Redcarpet.new("Hello World!")
puts markdown.to_html
```

We use Linguist to perform language detection and syntax highlighting. You can find out which keywords are valid by perusing the languages YAML file.