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bio website github.com/echristopherson
location Wisconsin
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen Dec 16 at 18:58

I'm primarly a Ruby hacker but have played with everything from Commodore BASIC to Cocoa. I'd also like to explore Smalltalk, Go, Clojure, Scala, Haskell, OCaml, and maybe even C#.

I'm not currently a programmer by trade, but I'd like to get into it. I do write a lot of scripts to help me in my job.

My day-to-day personal computing setup is in Mac OS X, but I also use a Linux desktop as a backup server and for general tinkering; and I use Windows 7 at work.

I am also deeply interested (albeit at an amateur remove) in linguistics, especially historical. This dovetails with the fact that I am a conlanger -- someone who creates languages. (I'm not especially prolific at that, though.)

I also like science (especially cognitive science, evolution, and physics) and anthropology. My overarching interest in all these areas is the way something like a genome or language or computer language or culture changes over time and forks into unnumerable new ones.


Nov
14
revised Unintentional vi mode in iTerm on Mac?
the terminal -> iTerm
Sep
26
revised Keyboard shortcuts for Chrome 37's save-password dialog
add a little detail
Jun
16
revised Remapping Caps Lock and Ctrl in Windows 8.1 on MacBook Pro doesn't work completely
added 78 characters in body
Jun
10
revised Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X
add blurb about VistaSwitcher
Nov
7
revised Is it possible to get ESC to behave as an actual escape key?
removed tag vim (question isn't about vim)
Oct
10
revised Shortcut in Windows 7 to switch between same application's windows, like Cmd + ` in OS X
Cleaned up title and body
Jun
2
revised Spam emails purporting to come from people I know, but with the wrong email addresses
added links
May
29
revised Unable to drag and drop documents onto pinned icons in taskbar
clarified about toolbar icons in XP
Feb
19
revised “Export” vim syntax highlighting to output to shell?
put device filenames in backticks
Dec
27
revised Vim case-sensitive filename completion on Mac
reordered to emphasize backing up *before* reformatting, plus minor cleanup
Oct
18
revised Homebrew slows my terminal down on startup
made code look like it should
Sep
16
revised Remap CapsLock(tap) to ESC and CapsLock(hold) to CTRL in OS X Lion
fixed erroneous name "Snow Lion" -> "Mountain Lion"
May
29
revised Emacs: how to choose good custom key bindings?
reinserted mentions of F5 and F9, which were somehow deleted in the original quote