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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).


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."
Aug
15
comment Why doesn't “add more cores” face the same physical limitations as “make the CPU faster”?
"you need more physical space to put the extra core. However, CPU process sizes constantly shrink a lot, so there's plenty of space to put two copies of a previous design" Maybe this is getting at my original confusion. I thought "faster chip" == "higher density of switches", so I thought "To fit more cores, you have to shrink them. If you can shrink them, you are making them denser. If you can make them denser, you can make them faster. How are these not the same problem?" But I'm way out of my realm of knowledge here. :)
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.