Coding at 30,000 feet

While flying home from Sacramento to Detroit today, I decided to utilize my time effectively by signing into the in-flight wifi, remoting into my work machine, and knocking down a few of the defects on the list for a project on which I’m working.

At first, I connected my VPN to the office and attempted to remote into my office machine directly. However, something in the combination of the wifi connection, the wireless from the plane to wherever (satellite, probably?), and my VPN made my RDP session unbearably slow. Or maybe I didn’t give it a chance.
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Beyond Compare is beyond compare when it comes to comparing and merging

I have been using Beyond Compare to do merges and general comparisons (including comparing directories when rolling code) for a few years now. It has a three-way merge capability which takes into account the common parent version to the two versions of the file being compared, which makes merging far more accurate than with a two-way process.
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