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bio website dpk.net
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I'm a programmer that started out as a sysadmin. I work primarily with PHP, perl, and MySQL. I write code in vi but I am slowly warming up to Eclipse.

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comment Forcing “tar” to create an empty archive
@SeanReifschneider It looks like that'd work fine. Nice.
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comment Forcing “tar” to create an empty archive
One reason to create an empty tar: scripted tar creation. Step 1: Create the tar. Step 2: Add files one by one. You can do this with an "if first file then create else then append" but that's not as smooth.
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accepted Inkscape: Copying an object, retaining transparency
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comment How do I install a userscript?
What content type should a web server use in to make the Safari version of the instructions work properly? It looks like just naming the file .user.js is not enough.
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comment How do I make all file types open in the internal editor in eclipse?
FWIW, having a specific plugin does not entirely resolve the problem. For example, I switched from Eclipse PDT's editor to an external editor (Sublime Text 2). I'm tired of that editor now and want to switch back, but it does not seem to be trivial to get the original syntax-highlighted editor back.
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revised Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion
added usable example
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comment Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion
I've edited the post to add this example. Hopefully we'll/someone'll find a way to work around Apple's error here.
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comment Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion
#4 File a bug with Apple, because the applications were here first, and Apple re-purposed the key without cause.
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comment Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion
@Daniel Beck: Here ya go: dpk.net/demonstration-of-escape-problem-in-lion.html . Full screen Safari and then go to that page, click the button, and hit escape to clear the fake dialog. Sorry for the 'tude earlier, bad day.
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comment Don't exit full screen when pressing escape in apps like Safari on Lion
Scenario: A web page uses Javascript to monitor the escape key, used to close divs and the like. Tapping escape leads to Javascript processing the event AND Lion's misbehavior. Is that sufficient? It is a UI mistake to trigger leaving full screen mode on escape.