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A friend introduced me to HTML by my freshman year in college. That was 1993. I've been working on the web ever since. My current gig (which I've had for more than a decade) is as the tech lead for PGATOUR.com.


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Jun
17
revised Zsh: Open a new tab in the same directory
Added note that the plugin may not be necessary for iTerm2. Added image showing the preference pane.
Jun
17
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Apr
23
answered How to make my Jekyll convert .html.md file?
Mar
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answered MicrosoftKeyboardHelper and MicrosoftMouseHelper
Jul
31
comment Launchd item no longer firing in Snow Leopard
Do you know what Lingon did that was different and got the plist to work?
Jun
13
awarded  Editor
Jun
13
revised Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
Added a missing ";" to the function. When the command is on one time, that has to be there, otherwise loading .bash_profile properly fails. (Feel free to move my note inside the body itself. I just had to do that since you can't change just a single character.
Jun
13
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Jun
13
comment Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
Note: I'm changing this to the accepted answer since it is a precise answer to the question. The one by @RichHomolka is great for addressing the principal, but this one is exactly what can be put in your ~/.bash_profile file.
Jun
13
accepted Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
@DanielBeck - no worries.
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
@DanielBeck - at least on my Mac OSX (10.6.7) it this is working fine with a parameterless call. The behavior is that it changes to the home directory and then does the list of that dir. Effectively duplicating the functionality of plain-old 'cd' with the new feature added at the end.
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
@DanielBeck - Yeah, I wan't worried about it. Just never noticed it before. I can see the logic in it, just surprised me a little.
Jun
13
comment Is it possible to override the command line's built in “cd” command?
And we have a winner. This works like a champ. Per @DanielBeck, I changed to use && and condensed it to one line with: function cd { builtin cd "$@" && ls -l; }