Sridhar Ratnakumar

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Jun
18
comment Keyboard shortcut to minimize Remote Desktop
ctrl + alt + pause doesn't work with MS sculpt keyboard (Windows 8).
May
4
comment Powering down the display in XP with a command
Unfortunately it doesn't look like nircmd can be used to turn off a single monitor (in a multi monitor setup)
Apr
18
comment Gesture to switch between IE tabs
I have marked this as a duplicate, however ideally I'd like to know a gesture-based solution.
Feb
20
comment make tail wait for a file to exist
this is what finally worked for me (for missing parent directory cases).
Feb
20
comment make tail wait for a file to exist
thanks, or tail -F somefile.log. but then, tail fails for a different reason (i've updated my question)
Aug
18
comment Mac IRC client with offline channel log
Some channels prohibit bots by policy.
Jun
22
comment Enable multiple users to install software using homebrew
I don't want that, actually. I want the software to go to a common place irrespective of who installed it.
May
1
comment Uninstalling Python 3 on a Mac
If you are using ActivePython, type sudo pythonselect 2.7 to switch between Python versions.
Mar
21
comment Cross-platform note taking / wiki application that is lightweight/simple to use?
@ergosys - exactly, so I've nominated to reopen this question (4 votes left).
Jan
29
comment A synergy alternative that just works?
But.. but.. does it support Mac?
Nov
5
comment Spotlight equivalent for Windows 7?
Except there is no way to launch an application (almost all the results are files/folders). EDIT: you can type 'progname lnk' for this.
Aug
6
comment GTD tool for Mac OS X and iPhone?
As both of these tools are not specifically meant for GTD, it would be helpful for you to explain how they integrate with GTD.
May
5
comment Mercurial mirror: abort: No such file or directory: http://[…]/00manifest.i
I wonder if mercurial can be made to print a stack-trace (-v didn't work for me), so I can take a look at the root cause of this issue myself.
May
5
comment Mercurial mirror: abort: No such file or directory: http://[…]/00manifest.i
@Stephen yup, it can be accessed via HTTP; and also has others+read permission on the filesystem itself.
May
4
comment Mercurial mirror: abort: No such file or directory: http://[…]/00manifest.i
Being slow is a trade-off I am willing to make given the simplicity of server setup.
Apr
16
comment Navigating to next hunk in a patch file using VIM
Thanks to both Hugh and Jawa for the @@ search trick. And gg24n is something new for me, and that completes the answer to the question.
Apr
15
comment How can I export an evernote account into Emacs.org?
Additionally the local Evernote database is a SQLite file.
Apr
3
comment Increase text size in Ubuntu 10.04 due to having large resolution/monitors
I don't see a "Font" entry under System -> Preferences. I am using Ubuntu 10.4 (Lucid Lynx), by the way.
Feb
17
comment Dropbox alternative with local sync support?
I was hinting at usability of a rsync-based solution. With Dropbox, I don't even have to do anything to get my files in sync (it "just works"). Whereas with rsync I presumably have to manually invoke it once in a while (or add it to Scheduled Tasks, cron, so on) for each pair of the computers I have.
Feb
6
comment Cross-platform note taking / wiki application that is lightweight/simple to use?
Nice, despite having TiddlySaver.jar, the "save" feature doesn't work on Chrome (the only browser I use) though.