TextMate svn log output problems

Since thew upgrade to Mavericks the output from the subversion log command in TextMate has not worked correctly. It seems that the problem is caused by a change to the xml output from subversion which the TextMate format log script is not picking up.

Essentially the problem is the encoding line has changed from utf-8 to UTF-8.

To fix the problem edit the file: /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/Subversion.tmbundle/Support/format_log_xml.rb  To edit in TextMate this would be:

mate /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/Subversion.tmbundle/Support/format_log_xml.rb

Change line 151 from:

if line =~ /^(.*)<\?xml version="1\.0"( encoding="utf-8")?\?>$/


if line =~ /^(.*)<\?xml version="1\.0"((?i) encoding="utf-8")?\?>$/

The log format should be back.

MacPro SSD Fitting

Two years ago I added a SSD drive to my office MacPro. At that time I found a very useful blog post showing how to do it. I’ve just acquired another SSD drive and can no longer find the blog post. So, I’m posting what I did just to help anyone else out there who can’t find the original post about adding a 2.5 inch SSD drive to a MacPro 1,1 drive drawer/tray/sled without using an adaptor.

Things you’ll need:

  • 2.5 inch SSD
  • CD/DVD
  • A drive tray/drawer/sled.
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Pen

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Place the sled on top of the CD/DVD and draw along the edges with a pen

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You will have something like this.

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Cut off the sides of the CD/DVD with the scissors.

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Tape the CD to the sled and then tape the SSD on top of that. There needs to be about a 20mm overhang, and also the SSD needs to be 2mm in from the edge.

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With the scissors cut through any tape that is overhanging underneath. This will allow the sled to side back in to the Mac.

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Slide the sled back in and the SATA connector should all line up.

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Job done.

Coffee filter basket funnel – Take 1

After seeing something similar used at Nude Espresso, I’ve been looking to buy a funnel type thing to help stop getting coffee grounds everywhere when filling the filter basket.

This is take one of producing the part. There is some work still to do. Mainly reducing the size and correcting the dimensions.

This is it. Designed in Sketchup and printed on Ryan’s Ultimaker. This is a draft print just to see if the design was anywhere close.  The first print took 2 hours.

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The idea is for the filter funnel to sit on top of the basket so that when I add the coffee grounds, they stay in the basket ready for tamping. It is a bit too high.  The next revision I’ll half the height.

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Once the coffee has been added, it looks like the diameter is too wide. I designed it to sit just outside the lip of the basket. I need to alter this to sit inside the lip as I still have coffee spillage.

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Some minor coffee loss.

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The finished product. One tasty americano.

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TextMate Ruby error with Mac OS X Mavericks

Are you getting a TextMate error like this after upgrading your Mac to Mavericks

/Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Support/lib/ui.rb:129: warning: assigned but unused variable - pid
/Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Support/lib/progress.rb:57: warning: shadowing outer local variable - params
/Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Support/lib/progress.rb:55: warning: assigned but unused variable - ui_process
/System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/usr/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in `require': /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Support/lib/shelltokenize.rb:74: invalid multibyte escape: /[^\w_\-\+=\/\x7F-\xFF]/ (SyntaxError)
from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/usr/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in `require'
from /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/Subversion.tmbundle/Support/svn_diff.rb:7:in `<top (required)>'
from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/usr/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in `require'
from /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions/2.0/usr/lib/ruby/2.0.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in `require'
from -:3:in `<main>'

To fix. Simply downgrade the version of Ruby from 2.0 to 1.8. Both versions are installed. So it is as simple as changing a symbolic link.

Open Terminal which can be found in /Applications/Utilities then run the following commands:

cd /System/Library/Frameworks/Ruby.framework/Versions
sudo rm Current
sudo ln -s 1.8 Current

Today’s baguettes

2013-04-11 16.18.10This is my second attempt at baguettes and this time they have turned out OK.  The first attempt was really flat, spread out and just a bit wrong.

The recipe I have used is based on the Paul Hollywood Baguette recipe from the BBC but with some modifications.  Firstly I don’t have a £400 mixer and so mixed with my hand mixer.  For this I had to make the dough a little wetter.  Secondly I don’t have a baguette tray. So, I folded some baking parchment to try and keep the shape of the bread while proving and baking.


  • 250g strong white flour
  • 3g salt
  • 5g dried yeast
  • 30ml olive oil
  • 200ml warm water
  • 5g sugar


  1. Reactivate the yeast. Add the yeast, warm water and sugar in a jug. Stir, and leave for 15 minutes
  2. Place the flour, salt, olive oil and most of the yeast mix in a mixing bowl.
  3. Start mixing on a slow speed, gradually adding the rest of the water until you have a smooth dough. This should take about five minutes.
  4. Tip the dough into an oiled bowl, cover and leave the dough to prove for two hours.
  5. Tip the dough out onto an oiled surface. Dust your hands in a little flour and divide the dough in two.
  6. Knock back the dough and stretch and fold, and then roll the dough into a baguette shape.
  7. Place on carefully folded parchment paper to keep the baguette shape, cover and leave to prove for 30 minutes.
  8. Heat a roasting dish in the bottom of the oven and pour in some water to create some steam (this will help form the crust). Preheat the oven to 220C/425F/Gas 7 in a non-fan oven.
  9. Just before baking, slash the top of each baguette three times.
  10. Bake the baguettes for 20 minutes. Then drop the temperature to 200C/400G/Gas 6 and cook for 15 minutes. The baked baguettes should be golden-brown and have a slight sheen to them.