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Programmer, sci-fi reader, lucky enough to have the mythical Lisp Day Job.

Feb
10
comment ssh-agent and screen
That's essentially what I do. I use screen to label one of the "tabs" inside as having the ssh-agent powers, and use that for svn work, etc. There's an extra wrinkle where I force ssh-agent to reauthorize after a number of hours, but yup, this is basically where I'm at.
Sep
20
comment ssh-agent and screen
I will check this out, thanks!
Oct
5
comment Getting rysnc and scp to work well on Mac OSX
I agree with both points, based on my own experience and reading things like: linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-server-73/…
Jun
6
comment Is there a good tool for monitoring network activity on Mac OS X?
tcpdump is what I need here - for some reason, Private Eye wasn't showing me FTPS passive connections, but tcpdump did.
Oct
2
comment How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?
See also: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/21525/… ?
Oct
2
comment How do I disable animations in Preview in Lion?
I have no answer yet. I only just encountered the Preview animation, somehow -- I normally use continuous scroll, but for this ("A Lesser Photographer", which has been mentioned a lot on the net recently) I wanted to see whole pages at a time. And, man -- this is really annoying, even on a 2011 MBP. Lion, Lion, why do you hate me so?
Apr
6
comment Mac to Mac SSH network problems
@JShoe: It's probably more complication than the fun will be worth, but: 1. Have one of you find out the external IP address of your router, via whatismyipaddress.com. 2. Have that person use the admin tools for the router to do a "port mapping" of port 22 to the 192.168.1.x address of their computer. 3. Then you can try to log in at joe@external-ip.
Apr
6
comment My 2007 iMac is extremely slow, yet memory and CPU are not starved
General recommendation I've heard is to aim for free space >= 10% of capacity.
Mar
28
comment Why does the Mac OS X firewall dialog recurringly pop-up and disappear by itself (without letting me respond) under Snow Leopard?
I never saw this on my 2.33 Core 2 Duo machine. I bought the new "early 2011" MBP, transferred all my data from the old machine, and now I'm seeing this problem for the first time ever. It's really aggravating! I don't believe it's just an SMB problem, since obviously, I'm using the same network environment I was before, just a new machine (and a special 10.6.6 build for the new laptop).
Oct
21
comment can I make Excel always open a delimited text file with “text” translation?
You're right, that would work, but I would rather not change all code which writes out tab-delimited files to put quotes around things Excel might interpret as values. Excel is just a convenient viewer, it's not actually the end consumer of this process, if you know what I mean. Thank you, though!
Oct
6
comment can I make Excel always open a delimited text file with “text” translation?
@datatoo: These are either input files coming in from clients, or output files we're sending back to them. I won't swear I don't ever want Excel to not process them, but the vast majority of the time, I want "1/2" to stay "1/2". (re-reads...) You know, I had glossed over the "template" aspect of AdamV's answer. I may have to look at that again! Thank you.
Jul
15
comment any emacs like tool while working via SSH
I do the remote screen + emacs thing myself. I remap screen's ^A command to be ^O, so that normal emacs ^A use isn't changed. Other than that, it works beautifully for me.
Jul
15
comment any emacs like tool while working via SSH
@Gopalakrishnan - Yes, I use emacs in a terminal all the time (macosx, fedora, ubuntu). It's probably the case that "apt-get install emacs" will install emacs so you can use it in both X and not-X.
Jul
13
comment Is it possible to change the transparency of an already open window in Mac OS X?
That is an interesting use of transparency. Cool. I do wonder, though -- if these texts are things you have on disk, or if you can pipe them or save them to disk, you could use a variety of diff tools for the same thing. There's "diff" at the unix command line; there's FileMerge which installs with the Apple XCode tools; there's the cross-platform DiffMerge program; and many others. Maybe this would be a more general solution, especially when your data doesn't fit on one screen?
Jul
1
comment ssh-agent and screen
The initscript idea is interesting -- basically, just start it at system startup for all users who want it? That could work. We don't have a lot of users who would care. Whether or not that's significantly better than not having a passphrase at all is an interesting question, since I suspect that means you'd only have to enter it once per machine restart. Hmm. Both that and the second suggestion rely on new terminal sessions being able to connect to the ssh-agent if it's already running. I'm not completely sure it's that easy, but I haven't tried yet. Thanks for the ideas!
Jul
1
comment 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
Sorry, I didn't see that. OK -- that clearly shows the URL is understood correctly, but is denied. In that case.. hmm, can't format this properly in a comment, see answer down below.
Jul
1
comment 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
OK, just checking. What does the apache log say in the console (console.app)?
Jun
30
comment how to recover data splitted by split command
Even better, the files created by split will be processed in the correct order if you say "cat part* > file"
Jun
30
comment 403 Forbidden Error on Mac OS X Localhost
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but exactly what URL are you going to? I ask because the URL "/~myusername/index.html" is an odd one -- it should either be "~myusername/index.html", or it should be "localhost/~myusername/index.html";, or something similar. Simply starting from / and then adding ~myusername smells funny. In addition to (or instead of) answering that, you can go into Console.app (/Applications/Utilities/Console.app) and find the apache2 access_log and error_log. Pull that up, perhaps clear the display, and then re-try your URL to see what the error log tells you.
May
25
comment copy/paste on MacOS gets 'Stuck'
How much is "a great deal of history"? Also, what is your Scrollback set to in Terminal Preferences? I see mine is set to 10,000 rows, but I don't know if that's self-entered or a default. I've seen MS Excel 2008 be cruelly slow to copy something into the Clipboard, but I've never seen this with Terminal.