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Long-time OSS user/admin, intermediate coder - I heart . Master of Science in Molecular Medicine, many years' experience in biotech working with antibodies and cell-based assays. Science and computer geek. Dad.


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Also, check out Python Improved, a better, updated Python .tmLanguage syntax definition for Sublime and TextMate. Fixes lots of bugs with the existing syntax, and adds new scopes for IPython, Django, Python 3 support, and much more. Use Neon for customized syntax highlighting, or modify your favorite color scheme.


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Why Pigimal?

I sometimes call my guinea pig (also known as a cavy) "Pigimal", which is short for "Piggy Animal." Now you know.


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Jul
14
answered Trying to get Sublime Text 3 working from terminal
Jun
2
awarded  Yearling
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
8
awarded  Popular Question
May
6
comment Font Editor on OS X?
@shub Why don't you make that an answer? Don't just make it link-only, but summarize what the page says, what tool(s) they use, and how to use it to do what the OP is asking.
Apr
6
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
31
suggested suggested edit on How can I create a symbolic link in Terminal?
Oct
29
comment Roll back to Mountain Lion but don't lose saved documents
just out of curiosity, what does Mavericks break? I'm debating whether or not to upgrade...
Oct
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
20
comment Does Java come pre-installed on Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 and beyond?
@user220755 this is just from personal experience looking at what's installed on my computer.
Sep
20
answered Does Java come pre-installed on Mac OS X 10.7/10.8 and beyond?
Sep
16
comment File browser alternatives with remote connections
a little off topic, but... how is it you don't have a username?
Aug
31
comment Is an older version of Python a necessity?
Unfortunately it was quite a while ago, and I don't remember exactly what the details were, I just remember my take-home being to not let MacPorts link /opt/local/bin/python to Py3, instead use /opt/local/bin/python3 instead.
Aug
31
comment Is an older version of Python a necessity?
@rawbrawb - it was other command-line stuff I was using that was expecting /usr/bin/env python to be Py2 instead of Py3. However, it was expecting my install of Py2, not the system version.
Aug
31
answered Is an older version of Python a necessity?
Aug
27
comment Finder doesn't come back after crash or `killall`
Unfortunately, I don't use VB. But thanks for trying!
Aug
18
comment Always show hidden in Open/Save dialogs
It works on Mountain Lion 10.8.4, I don't know about other versions. You may also need to use sudo at the beginning of the command
Aug
17
answered Always show hidden in Open/Save dialogs
Aug
17
comment Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?
Hooray! Thank you very much, I knew it had to be possible somehow. And I should also add that you don't need to restart Finder for it to work, unlike the original version. Thanks again!
Aug
17
accepted Is it possible to always show hidden/dotfiles in Open/Save dialogs?