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I am a software developer at Continuum Analytics. I am also the lead developer for the SymPy project.

I will gladly license my code snippets under something more permissive than StackExchange's CC-BY-SA if you want. Consider my work here to be public domain.


Apr
28
awarded  Caucus
Apr
7
accepted Using \r in bash PS1
Apr
7
comment Using \r in bash PS1
Ahh, I didn't know bash was doing some prompt length arithmetic.
Apr
4
answered How do I send Ctrl-; in iterm2?
Apr
4
asked Using \r in bash PS1
Mar
11
comment When does bash rehash the PATH?
I see now. So hash -r doesn't rehash, it just clears the hash.
Mar
11
accepted When does bash rehash the PATH?
Mar
11
comment When does bash rehash the PATH?
OK, that clarifies things a bit, though I still don't get when rehashing happens automatically.
Mar
10
asked When does bash rehash the PATH?
Feb
7
comment “Google Software Update would like to control this computer…” What?
Wow, not a single actual answer to this question here.
Jan
16
comment Throttling respawn messages to terminal with launchd: is this normal?
But the issue is I don't think the files are being modified that often.
Jan
13
asked Throttling respawn messages to terminal with launchd: is this normal?
Jan
12
answered How to use launchd's WatchPaths to keep two files in sync
Jan
12
asked How to use launchd's WatchPaths to keep two files in sync
Dec
24
comment What are the benefits of using a proxy?
Used to proxy to my university all the time when I was visiting home and needed access to the ACM.
Dec
24
comment What are the benefits of using a proxy?
At my university, the Internet to my dorm room was rate limited, but not the internet to the campus. So a trick to get faster internet would be to proxy though one of the campus ssh machines.
Dec
4
comment How to restore Chrome's list of recently closed tabs
Oh, it seems it does work (I replaced all four of Current/Last Session/Tabs, so I'm not sure which ones were necessary). It was just Time Machine's naming scheme when you choose "keep both" that confused me. The one that says "(original)" is actually the one that was restored from backup.
Dec
4
answered How to restore Chrome's list of recently closed tabs
Sep
8
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
29
comment If RAM is cheap, why don't we load everything to RAM and run it from there?
Operating systems already essentially do this. That's why you never have much free RAM, even when you're not running much. Otherwise, it goes to waste.