Category Archives: Technology

Bash Completion Problem

I have this problem and can’t figure out what causes it. Once in awhile (more recently the past month or so, unless I’m imagining it) my bash autocomplete adds a trailing slash when it doesn’t belong there. Just like in … Continue reading

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Hex Dump Utilities

I’ve found two new hex dump utilities, one from each of the two languages I’m learning about. They are heksa and hexyl and here’s how you get them: $ go get -u github.com/raspi/heksa $ cargo install hexyl

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Blogging again?

Bandwhich demonstrates how little I understand networking. I don’t even know if I have to be superuser to sniff an interface. A friend wrote something not unlike Sniffglue and made a business of it, back in the olden days. The … Continue reading

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Useful mac utilities

Amphetamine is an improvement on caffeinate, and it’s free, too. Rocket lets you type :emoji using colon. 👽💚🐠 Also by the same developer, Vanilla simplifies your status bar.

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rubocop and rufo

I’ve been writing in the Ruby language since sometime in 2002, but if I was looking for a job, I don’t know enough to call myself a ruby programmer. I don’t know rails or anything of the other cool things … Continue reading

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Xcode and Bandwidth Caps

For a long time, I’ve been in the habit of installing Xcode on Macs, even though I wasn’t developing software. (Partly because I wasn’t sure what I needed to run Fink/MacPorts/Homebrew, and partly because I think FileMerge is pretty sweet, … Continue reading

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Setting Up a Mac

Fixing mouse scroll direction, key bindings, setting up Exposé spaces, etc. Installing Keynote, Numbers, and Pages plus any software previously purchased from the App Store. Installing replacement browsers: Chrome, Firefox, and Brave, along with Xee and iTerm2 and Skim. Installing … Continue reading

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Another Old Computer

I picked up a new old computer. This one’s a Macbook Pro: the 17in model from early 2011. It’s pretty sweet. It’s a behemoth. I can see how the modern Apple could never ship monsters like this. But it’s got … Continue reading

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Loose External HD cable

This is what it looks like overnight. It’s not as fun when you’re actually in the middle of using it.

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More of those CLI Utilities

I’ve found some more CLI utilities (via this thread) that look like they’re worth further investigation. Zola, a static site generator fd (a/k/a fd-find), an “80% replacement” for find; see also fselect xsv, a tool for working with CSV files … Continue reading

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