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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).


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.
Oct
21
comment How can I discard my undo history in vim?
Ha! Just turn that feature off, eh? :) Not sure why it took me so long to notice this.
Aug
22
comment Is it possible to not trigger my normal search highlighting when using search as a movement?
Haven't had a chance to fully explore this suggestion yet, but it may work and at least points me in the right direction. I'd say that deserves the bounty. :)
Aug
17
comment How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?
@jjlin - although, as it turns out, if I also check "Browsing History", it does log me out. A bit of an extreme solution, though.
Aug
17
comment How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?
I do not have it pinned.
Aug
17
comment How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?
@martineau - I mentioned that in the question.
Aug
17
comment How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?
@jjlin - the settings look fine. In Firefox on Mac, I just logged into Gmail, chose 'Quit Firefox', and verified in Activity Monitor that it's no longer running. Open it back up and I'm still logged in. Under Firefox > Preferences > Privacy, I have checked "Clear history when Firefox closes." In the "Settings" next to that, both "Cookies" and "Active Logins" (which I would have thought were session cookies) are checked.
Aug
17
comment How can I stop Gmail from keeping me logged in after I close the browser?
As it happens, I use Chrome and Firefox on Mac, Windows and Linux, depending on where I am. I currently care most about this behavior in Firefox for Mac.
Aug
15
comment How does Mac's command line compare to Linux?
Another thing I've discovered is that some programs one uses from the command line have small differences. For example, GNU find supports an exec option, but the default find on OSX doesn't.
Aug
15
comment Is it possible to not trigger my normal search highlighting when using search as a movement?
If there's no way to make this a default, is there a way to have an alternate search that doesn't highlight? Like, instead of c/foo, c//foo, where // is a non-highlighting search?
Jul
21
comment Must TCP use IP?
Correct - the first version of TCP included the functionality of IP. Maybe another reason why people say "TCP/IP" is that the vast majority of the time when you're sending data over IP, you want to guarantee that all of it gets delivered and in the right order, so you use TCP. For instance, all HTTP and FTP traffic uses TCP. One category of exceptions is real-time data; Skype, for instance, uses UDP, because you'd rather get the latest packet in a conversation than stop everything to get one that you missed.