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Sublime Merge - Git, Done Sublime

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(You can download Sublime Merge from https://www.sublimemerge.com/download)

There's a company that makes photography accessories, called Really Right Stuff. They make lovely equipment, but what I really like is the name. It embodies the idea of building something that goes beyond the minimum: making it as good as it can be, paying attention to the details, and getting it really right.

When it comes to software, getting it really right goes beyond functionality. The feel, aesthetics, and performance all have to be there.

There's a real pleasure using software that gets it really right, as a lot of the time, it doesn't. We're all too familiar with clunky layouts, unresponsive buttons, choppy scrolling, tedious splash screens, and flickering on every interaction.

After typing git add -p in the terminal one too many times, I thought to myself: we've got some pretty great tech in Sublime Text. What if we used it to build a Git client? Could we make it fast? Could we make it buttery smooth, without flickering or blocking? Could we make something that's really, really right?

Today, I'd like to introduce Sublime Merge. It combines the UI engine of Sublime Text, with a from-scratch implementation of Git*. The result is, to us at least, something pretty special.

Sublime Merge - Commit Dialog

You can download Sublime Merge, and try it for yourself - there's no time limit, no accounts, no metrics, and no tracking. The evaluation version is fully functional, but is restricted to the light theme only. Individual purchases are buy once, use forever, with 3 years of updates included in the purchase. Business licenses are available on a subscription basis. Sublime Merge runs on Windows, Mac and Linux.

It's still early days for Sublime Merge - it has only been used by us and our small team of beta testers so far. We'd love to hear what you think. We'll be on the Forums listening to any feedback - let us know how you get on with it!


* We have a custom implementation of Git for reading repositories, which drives a lot of our high performance functionality. However we defer to Git itself for operations that mutate the repository (Staging, Committing, Checking out branches, etc).

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The department for agriculture, forestry and fisheries is currently considering options such as relocation, bringing in a companion duck, as well as wooden decoys to keep him company. Concrete replica birds were used in the case of Nigel the lonely gannet, who lived alone on the uninhabited Mana Island off the north of New Zealand until his death in February.

Now I want to write a science fiction novel about someone stranded on a desolate world, getting slowly more and more confused as aliens beyond their comprehension slowly litter the landscape with horrifying blank-faced mannequins.
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GnuPG can now be used to perform notarial acts in the State of Washington

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Washington State Electronic Notary Public endorsements

C.J. Collier cjac at colliertech.org
Mon Sep 17 20:53:02 CEST 2018


Hello folks!

I thought I'd write you to let you know about my recent conversation with
the Washington State Department of Licensing (DoL).  In July, I submitted
my application for renewal of my Notary commission.  This year, the WA
Notary laws changed to allow notaries to request an endorsement with
renewal or initial application <https://www.dol.wa.gov/forms/659007.pdf>.
Since I have a bit of experience
<http://www.colliertech.org/state/19.34_RCW/> with non-repudiation online,
I checked the box indicating a request for Electronic Notary Public
endorsement, listed "Collier Technologies LLC / GnuPG" as my software of
choice, and sent in the extra $15.  My application was processed and my
third commission as notary was approved on August 17th.

I received in the mail a letter dated September 6th 2018, however, which
informed me that the software I indicated "does not meet the requirements
<http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=308-30-130> of the enclosed
laws and rules."

The requirements indicated were:

Requirements for technologies and technology providers.
A tamper-evident technology shall comply with these rules:
(1) A technology provider shall enroll only notaries public who have been
issued an electronic records notary public endorsement pursuant to WAC
308-30-030 <http://apps.leg.wa.gov/wac/default.aspx?cite=308-30-030>.
(2) A technology provider shall take reasonable steps to ensure that a
notary public who has enrolled to use the technology has the knowledge to
use it to perform electronic notarial acts in compliance with these rules.
(3) A tamper-evident technology shall require access to the system by a
password or other secure means of authentication.
(4) A tamper-evident technology shall enable a notary public to affix the
notary's electronic signature and seal or stamp in a manner that attributes
such signature and seal or stamp to the notary.
(5) A technology provider shall provide prorated fees to align the usage
and cost of the tamper-evident technology with the term limit of the notary
public electronic records notary public endorsement.
(6) A technology provider shall suspend the use of any tamper-evident
technology for any notary public whose endorsement has been revoked,
suspended, or canceled by the state of Washington or the notary public.

This all seemed to me to be something that GnuPG is designed to do and does
quite well.  So I sent an email on Friday night to the sender of the letter
requesting specific issues that my provider did not comply with.  This
morning I received a call from the DoL, and was able to successfully argue
for GnuPG's qualification as an electronic records notary public technology
provider for the State of Washington.

In short, GnuPG can now be used to perform notarial acts
<http://app.leg.wa.gov/RCW/default.aspx?cite=42.45.140> in the State of
Washington!

Cheers,

C.J.
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Times Newer Roman: cheat your teachers with this slightly wider font clone

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Obviously it won't do if you hand in work digitally, but old-school teachers will surely be fooled by Times Newer Roman, a clone of the default font that fills about 10% more space. A clever mix of wider letterforms and kerning is at hand, and you can be sure of getting away with it because if teacher knew enough about type to notice they wouldn't be insisting on Times New Roman and page counts in the first place. [via Lifehacker]
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I'm totally going to buy these for the employees who absolutely can't function without a mobile computer, them leave it in the docking station at work 24/7.
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