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I'm a software developer (currently focused on Python), living in Australia (currently focused on Sydney).

I am an on-again/off-again moderator of Skeptics.SE. (I was Pro Tem Moderator, I handed in my diamond when the first elections were held, and then ran in the second elections about a year later.)


Jun
11
awarded  Commentator
Jun
11
comment SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
Oh, I see what you are proposing. I am developing the code locally, where the code (and, more importantly, the editor) runs much faster, deploying (via a config management system) to a server on the other side of the world (lag!) for staging and production. So I need a remote command line, not a remote editor.
Jun
11
comment Make windows vista file explorer act normally
Note sure why the override doesn't work. I've added another step to the answer - see if that works. Note sure which of the (large number of) menu bar, title bar, preview pane, navigation pane, details pane or other guff you are referring to by "favourites links". I don't seem to see "favourites" on my machine, so there is hope!
Jun
11
revised Make windows vista file explorer act normally
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Jun
10
comment SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
@akira, the difference between (terminal-based emacs) look-and-feel and the Windows look-and-feel is more than a few key-bindings. They have fundamental differences in the way they treat buffers and text. In any case, the command-line is my concern (unless you are suggesting running the command line through emacs?) Maybe I should be writing my own solution. It doesn't sound too hard. (Famous last words!)
Jun
9
awarded  Editor
Jun
9
revised Make windows vista file explorer act normally
added 402 characters in body; deleted 2 characters in body
Jun
9
answered Make windows vista file explorer act normally
Jun
9
comment SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
@Akira, I've been reading the mintty manual, to see if I should accept this answer. I saw the Shift+Insert, and maybe 15 years ago, when I was still using that shortcut, I would have been satisfied with it, but these days it would probably be equally frustrating as PuTTY. I might give it a try anyway (and I have +1'd your answer).
Jun
9
comment SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
Powershell has a more powerful language, but the editor is just as bad as Command Shell. I do use a remote editor occasionally (emacs rather than vim, but let's not go there) and it just makes the problem worse. Most of my editing is done in dozens of other apps which accept Windows short-cuts (such as the browser I am using now). Sudden CTRL+V to paste makes it emacs page-down. :-(
Jun
9
comment SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
Cygwin tries to make a DOS shell feel like a Unix shell. I am trying to make a Unix shell and a DOS shell feel like a Windows app.
Jun
9
asked SSH client and Command Prompt replacements Windows look-and-feel
Apr
25
awarded  Teacher
Apr
25
answered How to keep program running after SSH disconnection?
Jan
17
awarded  Scholar
Jan
17
accepted MediaWiki and Mercurial (Hg) Integration
Jan
16
asked MediaWiki and Mercurial (Hg) Integration
Jan
5
answered Monitoring CPU Usage Over the Course of a Day?
Jan
5
awarded  Student
Aug
15
comment Is there a real reason to use a screen saver?
Broken link. Try community.electricsheep.org