Rewriting git history: Dealing with big directory moves

Today at work I ran into an interesting problem. We have a git repository that was formerly a SVN one. This previous repository was home to multiple big binary files, and since it is now git, all these files are make out .git directory be a painfull 2GB in size. To confirm the culprits of … Continue reading “Rewriting git history: Dealing with big directory moves”

GIMP: How to remove alpha channel without changing RGB channels

Very simple trick, not much in accordance with the general theme of the blog, but I get frustrated enough when I run into this problem in GIMP that I wanted to register it here, so I can never forget Right click the layer, add layer mask, transfer layer’s alpha channel to mask, select layer mask, … Continue reading “GIMP: How to remove alpha channel without changing RGB channels”