Author: Rowan Rodrik
On my new laptop (a Lenovo T61) I was still using the default Gentoo prompt in Bash. This was kind of a shame since my last Gentoo installation (on what is now my sister's Ubuntu machine) had a beautifully customized prompt. It was time to dig up the old escape codes.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on December 05, 2008, at 00:12 |
XTerm is my favorite terminal emulator and I love GNU Screen. So, imagine my joy when I found out that Screen can persistently show window captions ([Ctrl+A]: caption always).
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on December 04, 2008, at 22:12 |
XTerm is know to most X-Windows users as that ugly terminal with the strange scrollbar and the unreadable font. And it doesn't even have tabs! But, I think it's the best damn terminal emulator in the world. It just doesn't appear that way at first.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on November 27, 2008, at 23:11 |
My sister was so fond of the RSS feature that came with Google Desktop's sidebar that she kept it permanently visible at the right side of her screen. (What a news junkie!) Now that I got her stuck with Linux, she misses her precious Google Desktop and I'm trying to figure out an alternative for her.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on November 27, 2008, at 21:11 |
My mom bought a new laptop because of a broken screen on the old Linux machine that she had inherited from me (which wasn't wasn't a laptop, so I'm sure that the Golden Arrow of Consumption can explain why she didn't just replace the screen, although the new boyfriend who is kind of Windows-but-not-Linux-literate qualifies as a more probable reason for getting a laptop that is needlessly dragged down by Vista).
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on November 27, 2008, at 00:11 |
Wiebe was looking over my shoulder while I was running df to check the disk space that was still available on my Lenovo ThinkPad:
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on September 15, 2008, at 22:09 |
Even though, strictly speaking, I should be using favicons in anything but Windows' ICO format and refer to them from a <link>-tag at any location other than /favicon.ico, I sometimes like to help Microsoft break the web by putting an ICO file at the location that they reserved for it (/favicon.ico).
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on September 04, 2008, at 00:09 |
Just a quick one-liner I used to download a bunch of MIDI files from an on-line listing of Chopin MIDIs:
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on August 27, 2008, at 23:08 |
The MediaWiki developers use tabs instead of spaces for indentation. This can be annoying for someone like me who has configured VIM to work with spaces by default—annoying because I don't want to enter something like :set tabstop=4 noexpandtab shiftwidth=4 every time that I open a file. Adding different conditions for each project to my .vimrc is probably possible but not much fun.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on August 21, 2008, at 20:08 |
I like pair programming. So much, in fact, that I want to do it even if I can't look over the other person's shoulder due to some geographical offset. Since I'm a real command-line freak, I can get what I want easily by using GNU Screen.
By Rowan Rodrik, 5 years ago, on July 23, 2008, at 18:07 |