Zombies Run – The End

After tolerating the instability of ZR3 for a long time, I have finally decided to quit using the app. It has become unusable, crashing EVERY use at least once and causing other apps to force close as Android tries to frantically free up memory for the black hole that is ZR3. Six to Start have not even addressed this issue, even though they acknowledge it is a memory hog.

The resources I have made — the Google Music tutorial page, and the Bitbucket respository, will remain up for now, but will not be updated further. If someone wants to pick them up and continue with them, by all means, do so, and let me know, so I can add a redirect or link to your site.

Grive & Fedora — Working

Grive is an open source command-line-based sync tool to synchronise a directory with your Google Drive. Grive is not in the Fedora repositories, although it is undergoing review for addition into the repositories.

In the meantime, if you want to use it, I’ve written a script that should pick the latest version from the russianfedora website. Bitbucket repository is here.

Direct link to script: here

Once you install the application, create a blank folder (this will be the sync folder), then run
grive -a
to request an authentication URL. Go to that URL, log into Google if you need to, and you’ll get a response string you need to copy back into the console window. If the authentication was successful, Grive will sync your files into the folder. Each subsequent time you run Grive, it will download and/or upload files to/from your Google Drive.

There is only one limitation that I’m aware of. Documents created from within Google Drive won’t sync, but if you convert them to odt or doc files, they will sync.

Modular Modelling

Up until know, I’ve been following tutorials on modelling in Blender and they all use box modelling. However, I wonder if I could take a modular approach instead, and model parts of the character separately, then merge them together. The only reference images I have (short of drawing my own) are three-quarter views, which are a lot harder to model from a face or side view. So, if I model say the leg and foot independently, I can clone it and attach it to the torso.

Going to branch my Bitbucket repo and give this a go.

git Snippet: Proxy Configuration

I do a fair amount of work using git as version control, with SVN and CVS close behind, but I haven’t used any of them so much as a distributed version control.  However, since I’ve started using Bitbucket and GitHub, I have encountered many issues to do with DVC. One of the main ones is communication via proxy.

My workplace doesn’t allow communication through the net without it going through a proxy server and it is an major pain in the arse to get through. Fortunately, git allows you to configure git to use a proxy server:

To use a proxy server for HTTP communication:

git config --global http.proxy http://user:password@proxyserver:9999

To use a proxy server for HTTPS communication:

git config --global https.proxy http://user:password@proxyserver:9999

My company firewall also injects its own SSL certificate, which breaks SSL verification, so to get around that:

git config --global http.sslVerify false
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