If you're a geek like I am, you get a few emails from recruiters a day, and a few calls a week. This tip helps deal with the emails and Linked-In connection requests. It doesn't help with the calls. (The "send to voicemail" button on my phone works ...
I need to submit a daily log of what I've accomplished to my job. But I find it hard to keep track sometimes, and I feel like I've forgotten things I should be putting on that list. (Yes, yes, OCD, I know.)
I found the Log To Evernote ...
When I started at my new job I requested the fastest computer I could find -- a new iMac with an SSD drive -- and it's ...
I had my favorite kind of consulting gig recently -- a friend who runs a consulting company called, and said he had a problem his guys couldn't figure out. I love being tech support for other smart geeks!
It's pretty hard to find a solution to this on Google ...
I've been an Emacs guy for a while, for the following reasons:
- You should pick one editor, and learn it deeply.
- Emacs works on my OS X desktops and on the Linux/Unix computers I SSH to. This means I can use the same keyboard commands to edit text ...
I installed a new hard drive in my work computer, and I'm taking this opportunity to do a clean install of OS X. And I'll be documenting that here, both for myself and because my choices may be instructive to some of you.
I have a Mac Pro ...
One of the most important parts of setting up a new computer (for a geek like me) is getting the Terminal set up right. I spend a lot of time there. I wrote about this in 2006, and I think it's time to update my Terminal setup notes for ...
A client had an OS X server with tens of thousands of files in a directory tree, and wanted to move some of them based on their creation date. I put together a Python script that worked perfectly on my test system, but failed in production. (I put in a ...
I just reimaged my laptop, and discovered that the "apropos" command had nothing in its database. (You use "apropos" to look up man pages related to a topic. It looks through an index to find appropriate pages to list, and the periodic maintenance tasks had not created the index.) OK ...Tagged as: Os X
I'm transitioning my daily work desktop from OS X Leopard to Kubuntu Hardy. (I'll be writing more about that in the future.) My job is split between managing people and doing development and system administration for a bunch of Ubuntu boxes, so running the same platform that I ...
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