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Feb
29
comment Is it possible to change the background color of the tmux pane or window?
see stackoverflow.com/questions/25532773/…
Feb
18
comment With tmux on OSX, how can I make command+k clear more gracefully?
I see that C-l clears the screen and clear-history clears the scrollback buffer. What does the \; part do?
Feb
12
comment Auto-reloading a file in VIM as soon as it changes on disk
I think this is what you mean, but my specific use case is when I check out a different git branch or commit, I want vim to reload the file.
Dec
5
comment How can I connect a Nexus 5 to a Mac via USB?
I just tried to do this again and the options had changed. I'm now on Android 6.0. I finally found out that, after connecting, if I swipe down from the top, it shows "USB for charging - touch for more options", and I can select "Transfer Photos (PTP)"
Jul
26
comment How can I connect a Nexus 5 to a Mac via USB?
Works! Setting the Nexus USB to Camera Mode also enables it to be recognized by other programs, like Picasa.
May
28
comment Why is my old laser mouse so slow on my new Mac?
@LPChip table surface, which is wood with visible grain.
Feb
17
comment How does Mac's command line compare to Linux?
The issue in your linked issue is that the date program is different on Linux vs OSX. It's not a difference in bash itself, but when using bash, you tend to use many small programs like ls, grep, etc, and any of those could be different. man date tells me that my OSX version is from BSD. The sort that comes with OSX is not GNU sort, I think, but you can install it. I did not quite understand this when I originally asked this question. See apple.stackexchange.com/questions/69223/…
Feb
16
comment How can I get Syntastic to recognize newer Ruby syntax?
Note: ~/.vim/syntax/ruby.vim has nothing to do with checking syntax in files; it's for syntax highlighting. See robots.thoughtbot.com/writing-vim-syntax-plugins
Feb
16
comment How can I get Syntastic to recognize newer Ruby syntax?
@Ben good point - updated answer
Jan
22
comment Vim - select text highlighted by search?
Fantastic! Thanks for updating this thread with the latest and greatest. :)
Jan
21
comment What could have caused my function keys to stop working?
This was the solution for me, using a Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard with OSX. Function keys like F5 suddenly stopped working. Apparently I'd toggled "F Lock", which is next to F12.
Dec
2
comment My fingers are cold when using my computer - solutions?
@Magne Yes but it smells much better.
Sep
4
comment Keeping Mac OSX up and sleepless while task / app is running
Also, see this nice tutorial: computers.tutsplus.com/tutorials/…
Sep
4
comment Keeping Mac OSX up and sleepless while task / app is running
@Cawas - according to this article, it started shipping with Mountain Lion: cnet.com/news/… I found out about it from man pmset, where the noidle option is listed as deprecated.
Sep
4
comment Stop a Mac from sleeping while a bash script is running, then allow it to sleep as normal once complete
pmset noidle is deprecated: the man page says: This argument is deprecated in favor of caffeinate(8). See my answer.
Aug
25
comment Ubuntu program most compatible with Microsoft Office?
Just stumbled on this question again. Want to revise your answer to LibreOffice, or at least mention it?
Aug
19
comment Why doesn't “add more cores” face the same physical limitations as “make the CPU faster”?
@peter You make a very good point, and thanks for explaining that. It's something I need to remember as a programmer. :) It's still a bit of a side issue for this question's purposes, though. My question was about why we can't get faster clock speeds; your answer is about why we don't currently need to.
Aug
19
comment Why doesn't “add more cores” face the same physical limitations as “make the CPU faster”?
@user20574 - right, but on that analogy, we'd be carrying larger and larger laptops as we move to multi-cores.
Aug
16
comment Why doesn't “add more cores” face the same physical limitations as “make the CPU faster”?
@user20574 You couldn't, if you started with a room that would fit only one computer, unless you found a way to shrink the computers dramatically.
Aug
15
comment Why doesn't “add more cores” face the same physical limitations as “make the CPU faster”?
'multiple cores is like having multiple "computers" on the same device.' Right, but my confusion was, how do you fit them all in there? I thought "we can't go faster" was a symptom of "we can't shrink things much more."