Simon Hartcher

Git: Delete Merged/Deleted Branches

There are many guides out there on how to delete branches from your local git repository that have been merged on the remote. Here I provide a simple alias that doesn't make your brain bleed. In our workflow we always delete merged feature branches so this works perfectly for us.

This assumes that you have installed git-up. This is only . . .

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January 28, 2016

Getting Started With Meteor and React

Now with more ES6

This article is an extension of Getting started with Meteor and React, except that I've modified the code to work with ES6.

There's no extra configuration as the react plugin transpiles ES6 out of the box. However I've had to include one extra file: libs/methods.js which enables Meteor to access my React.Component classes, since . . .

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Posted in: es6meteorreact

September 27, 2015

How To Build The Native Docker Client On Windows


  • Scoop [OPTIONAL]. Will be used below for installing several tools.
  • Go Programming Language - scoop install go.
  • Bash: either using Git Bash or Busybox for Windows - scoop install busybox.
  • Powershell (It comes with Windows. You can use cmd if you want but you'll have to adjust the commands yourself).

Install Go

To install go, I . . .

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March 09, 2015

Computer Services

Newcastle // Port Stephens

Are you looking for computer services in Newcastle/Port Stephens, New South Wales?

Get In Touch:: About Me


  • Troubleshooting
  • Slow Computers
  • Hardware / Software Installs
  • Upgrades / Custom Built PC's
  • Many more...


$50 callout fee + $25 per half hour.


The easiest way to contact me is by email. If you would rather . . .

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December 31, 2013

University (Upending My Life) and Some History

A change of scenery and means

When it started

For about 6 years I worked full-time for a ticketing company in Sydney as a software developer. It was my first development job and started as a straight up IT job until they were inundated with work and needed someone to have a look at some custom software for a client. I dived in, learned how to write software and the rest . . .

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November 16, 2013

Xbox Media Centre with Raspberry Pi

Trying out three XBMC distributions

I have for a long while been interested in obtaining a Raspberry Pi to do some experimenting on linux et al. As it turns out I had mentioned this more than a couple of times to my partner, who suggested a Pi as a birthday present to her parents. It might have been 3 months after my birthday that I got the surprise from them, but you can't . . .

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September 29, 2013


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