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Long time developer in lots of different fields on different hardware using different languages for different reasons.

Greatly enjoying Ruby, Sequel, Nokogiri, Rails, Sinatra/Padrino, and trying to find time and opportunities to work with Python.

I have years and years of experience with Perl too, along with Java, SQL, Pascal, C, various assembly languages and interpreted BASICs.


Dec
30
comment Is it possible to run Nautilus on OS X?
What feature(s) of Nautilus do you like over Finder?
Dec
30
revised How can I rebind keys in OS X?
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Dec
30
answered How can I rebind keys in OS X?
Dec
26
revised IPad for lightweight vacation computing?
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Dec
26
answered IPad for lightweight vacation computing?
Dec
23
comment All possible updates to Mac OS X?
It's one of those things that a lot of people don't think about. You'll see a lot of people say to go ahead and update the system languages, but I've seen what it can do. Flakey, weird stuff happens that are really hard to explain or diagnose. So, now I just leave it alone and go mess around in my own RVM created sandbox. At a minimum I'd recommend installing from source into /usr/local/ or via one of the *port package managers. It just feels safer.
Dec
22
answered All possible updates to Mac OS X?
Dec
21
revised How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?
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Dec
21
answered key combo to toggle showing hidden items
Dec
19
comment How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?
Oh. Those are called URLs. I'm sure he said the same to all the other responders who didn't put them in too.
Dec
19
comment How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?
What are "software links"?
Dec
19
comment How can I keep bugs out of the MacBook Pro's hinge vent?
Grace Hooper had the same problem back in 1947.
Dec
19
answered Automatically marking junk mail as read
Dec
19
answered How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?
Dec
19
comment How should I set up my coding environment for PHP, mySQL, and JavaScript development?
MacVim is a nice version of gvim, similar to vim on Windows or gvim on Linux. With a little bit of creative soft-linking you can use the MacVim version from the command-line replacing the stock vim, or by typing mvim open the MacVim app with files. The best thing is your editor is available at the command-line or with a windowed interface on all sorts of OSes. I spend hours ssh'ing into hosts at work using vim at the command-line. Sometimes I use the netscp vim plugin to open files from the hosts on my office Mac. It's all the same keypresses and plugins and color schemes.
Dec
13
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Dec
13
comment Newly Installed App (gem) Via Terminal, Path?
Use rvm use 1.9.2 --default to set a particular version of Ruby as your default. Of course you'll want to substitute the version of Ruby you favor if it's different than 1.9.2.
Dec
11
comment Which Macbook Pro Hi-Res screen is better for editing photos?
I have shot photography professionally for many years, and bought glossy screen MacBook Pros for our editing. The color of the glossy is much more saturated without the matte finish. The downside is you can get a glare if you have a strong light behind you, but most of the time that can be fixed by turning the computer a bit.
Dec
11
comment Is it possible to have tabs in Finder?
When I need more screen real estate I set up a couple Screens and bounce between them. My Mac Pro at work has two monitors on it, and I have four workspaces set up, and am jumping back and forth all the time.
Dec
11
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