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I started learning web design to support my efforts as a singer/songwriter. I'm still doing that, but these days my actual job involves building intranet resources as well. My skillset is PHP, HTML, CSS, and Javascript (I'm a big fan of jQuery).


Apr
30
comment How to clear/flush the DNS cache in Google Chrome?
related: apple.stackexchange.com/questions/121425/…
Mar
10
comment How does Mac's command line compare to Linux?
@Matteo - good point. I've found it helpful to check man pages to see if something is the same on Mac/Linux. Eg, run man sort on two systems and look at the attribution.
Oct
18
comment What is the keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen in OSX Mountain Lion?
Waiting to accept in case there's a native way that someone can point out.
Oct
18
comment What is the keyboard shortcut to toggle fullscreen in OSX Mountain Lion?
Works for me! Caveats: This is based on matching the name of the menu item. Eg, in iTerm2, it's "Toggle Full Screen", so I had to add another one with that name for it. Also, Firefox didn't respond to the new mapping, so I tried giving all apps its mapping of Command+Control+F, and that worked for me (at least for the three I mentioned and for MacVim, which calls its menu item "Toggle Full Screen Mode").
Jun
28
comment If I have left and right tmux panes, how can I visually tell which is focused?
@TrevorPowell - you're right, it's new in 1.8. I couldn't find it documented in a changelog, but I upgraded from 1.6 to 1.7 to 1.8, and got the feature with 1.8.
Jun
18
comment Can I force Google Chrome to remember passwords?
If I understand you, instead of going to example.com/login, you now visit file://my_copy_site.html and log in, which redirects you to example.com/main_page. If that's true, clever, but beware that the real site may change out from under your copy; eg, your form might submit to a URL that they've removed.
May
29
comment Can I make a video not downloadable?
@IgnacioVazquez-Abrams - even more: viewing requires downloading, which equals copying.
May
29
comment Can I make a video not downloadable?
This is the fundamental answer. On the internet, view or play = download = copy. I can't see it unless the data gets from your site to my computer and my computer has a copy.
May
24
comment Why arrow keys are not recommended in Vim
@Renan - 1) you underestimate the savings and 2) little things add up. I've seen touch-typing Vim power users edit at 10x the speed of other developers. At sufficient speed, editing becomes automatic and does not interrupt one's thoughts or flow. It is a pleasure to work this way, so it does float my boat, but I'd wager it's a bigger productivity boost than you think. Try watching coders like Gary Bernhardt as an example.
May
24
comment Why arrow keys are not recommended in Vim
@Renan - you're assuming 'typing' means 'inserting text'. I have my fingers on the home row when I'm reading and thinking, too, because the keyboard is how I navigate in Vim: searching to move, opening other files to compare code, hopping around to correct spelling errors, etc.
May
24
comment Why arrow keys are not recommended in Vim
"put your cursor anywhere in the string" - and again, whereas in insert mode you'd use the arrows to get there, in normal mode you could do /want and hit enter to land on the word 'want', then do ci".
May
10
comment My copy of vim is running extremely slowly when I edit medium to large (eg 1000+ line) files. How can I speed it up?
Per @Zoredache's suggestion: opening Vim with -u "NONE" is a quick way to try something using the default config.
May
3
comment Can VLC Player save an `.mpg` file?
Update: following these instructions, I've gotten an .mp4 file which VLC player can play, and Quicktime and Picasa can open but play as just a black screen. wikihow.com/Rip-a-DVD-Using-VLC-Media-Player
May
2
comment Can VLC Player save an `.mpg` file?
VLC media player 2.0.6 Twoflower
May
2
comment Can VLC Player save an `.mpg` file?
I can give it a filename ending in .mpg, but it doesn't seem to be one; Quicktime can't open it and Picasa doesn't recognize it.
Feb
7
comment Can I profile a DNS lookup in OSX?
I do mean localhost as you said. However, because I have several apps running locally, I access it via something like fooapp.local, which should be resolved to localhost. Our in-office DNS resolves that address to 127.0.0.1 and I also have an entry in /etc/hosts. Actually, two entries: one for IPv4 and one for IPv6.
Jan
10
comment How Can I Speed Up Terminal.app or iTerm on Mac OSX?
What are these logs for? How are they different than shell history?
Dec
14
comment Is there a fix for the “Too many open files in system” error on OS X 10.7.1?
@Cheeso - I think that the overall system limit (sysctl) or the launchd limit, whichever is lower, controls that.
Dec
4
comment Does Vim have something like <C-w> in insert mode which deletes back a Word?
This seems to work for me: imap <C-BS> <C-o>vBd. You seem to have more Vim-fu than I do. Do you see any downsides? If not, want to roll that into your solution?
Dec
4
comment Does Vim have something like <C-w> in insert mode which deletes back a Word?
This is nice, but a little buggy. If my cursor is directly after whatever and I use it, I end up with r leftover. If my cursor is after whatever (after the space), it deletes the whole word but leaves two spaces after the previous word.