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Rename a local and remote branch in git

I found this easy-to-read blog on renaming git branches and just had to share…
The code may not render properly on this page, so I suggest you hop on over there and read it.

Multiple States Knowledge Base

If you have named a branch incorrectly AND pushed this to the remote repository follow these steps before any other developers get a chance to jump on you and give you shit for not correctly following naming conventions.

1. Rename your local branch.
If you are on the branch you want to rename:

If you are on a different branch:

2. Delete the old-name remote branch and push the new-name local branch.

3. Reset the upstream branch for the new-name local branch.
Switch to the branch and then:

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My Secret for writing in the morning

I found this very useful advice and worth sharing here.

Ed Wilson Blog

SUMMARY: Ed Wilson talks about how he begins writing in the morning

One of the things that used to be a problem for me was getting started writing in the morning. I would wake up early, maybe have a cup or two of coffee or tea, and dutifully sit at my desk. I would then check email, check my stocks, read through news group postings, and generally waste the morning. After lunch I would do the same thing, and eventually, sometime near supper, I would get to work and begin writing. I might sit at my desk and work furiously until one or two in the morning, collapse, and then do the same thing the next day – always promising myself that I would be better the next day, and the next day would be a similar battle.

Two things changed that. The first was that I began traveling –…

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Influencers: Raise your voice, raise awareness of Childhood Cancer

It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A little something can do a big thing. You’re welcome to engage…

Empire Kred


September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Let’s use our considerable influence to end the month with a wave of posts and tweets to give this issue a powerful boost.

Did you know?

  • Just in the U.S., nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year
  • 1 in 4 will not survive.
  • Pediatric cancer requires different treatment from adult cancer. Yet only 4% of research funds are dedicated to research for kid’s cancer.

We’ve gathered links with social media resources on this thread. You’ll also find out how tossing teddy bears and picking up pie or upgrades you need can help fund research or care for childhood cancer. If you have experience with organizations which specialize in pediatric cancer research or care, please nominate them for our donation in the same thread.


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CC BY and data: Not always a good fit

I found this topic fascinating and worth noting…

Data Pub

simbadanslecarton-jacme31Simba dans le carton, jacme31, CC BY-SA 2.0

This post was originally published on the University of California Office of Scholarly Communication blog.

Last post I wrote about data ownership, and how focusing on “ownership” might drive you nuts without actually answering important questions about what can be done with data. In that context, I mentioned a couple of times that you (or your funder) might want data to be shared under CC0, but I didn’t clarify what CC0 actually means. This week, I’m back to dig into the topic of Creative Commons (CC) licenses and public domain tools — and how they work with data.

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Johnson & Johnson sucks

This is too important not to reblog…. Please you have been alerted – pay attention to what you put on and into your body.

The Savvy Sister

They work hard to gain your trust..…then they know they can screw you.

Johnson & Johnson has spent billions building the name of “family trusted products” for babies and adults, so it may surprise you to learn that a court has just awarded $72 million to a (now) deceased plaintiff who died of Ovarian cancer from using the high talc content products from Johnson & Johnon.  You may be surprised….I am not.

You can read the whole story here.

There were several things that turned my stomach reading this article, but some of the highlights were:

  • Johnson & Johnson knew that there was a link between using talc for personal care and ovarian cancer, but they pretended like that information didn’t exist.“They tried to cover up and influence the boards that regulate cosmetics,” a  juror said, adding “They could have at least put a warning label on the box but…

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