Archive for the ‘Windows’ category

How to recursively remove .svn directories

July 23rd, 2009 by Sean Barton 19 comments »

Regular readers may have clocked onto the fact that I use Subversion. Well the way it works it to keep a hidden set of directories within your checked out repository. It uses this to track any changes etc.. Each directory is called ‘.svn’ and is within each and every directory and subdirectory you have. The problem Now I know I am not alone in saying that when you want to upload the files to a remote server you have to … Continue reading


Changing a Microsoft Office Product Key

April 21st, 2009 by Sean Barton No comments »

I just had a problem at work whereby the version of office installed in the last 30 days needed activating and the product key was not working. Luckily we have several Office keys sitting in the server room so I set about trying to change the key on the machine without having to reinstall. This means you don’t need to uninstall/reinstall Office which will take half an hour. This took me 2 minutes After a short Google search I came … Continue reading


Subversion server sertup and configuration for dummies

March 7th, 2009 by Sean Barton 1 comment »

For those of you that don’t know what it is, Subversion (or SVN for short) is a popular open source version control system used all over the world. Previously people have used other systems like CVS however SVN seems to now be the standard. Firstly here is a little information about clients, skip past it for the server section. Clients An SVN client is (obviously) a piece of software that allows you to interact with a central ‘repository’ (or repositories … Continue reading


Windows XP Update Popup

January 5th, 2009 by Sean Barton No comments »

The windows update popup has lost me hours of work for the last time! Ok.. so that may be a little over the top, maybe minutes of work but it’s still irritating losing all of the windows I have spend days opening and lovingly arranging. After the umpteenth popup of the day I thought I would Google the answer to turn off this unwanted menace. I found a site that told me exactly the answer I was hoping for and … Continue reading