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This and that.

pterosaur - Vim in Firefox

I really couldn't care less how bad the default editor (for textfields) in Firefox (or any browser for that matter) is, if it weren't for the IPython Notebook. If you are used to Vim, as I am, it sucks. Big Time.

After having put up with it grudgingly ...

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How useful are those GitHub Stars?

Currently, stars on GitHub are something in between a Facebook like and a plain old bookmark and nothing else (even in the oldest browser you sort your bookmarks). You can star something, search those starred repositories and that's pretty much it. But they could be so much more useful ...

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Ergodox


Advanced & rich terminals

ƸӜƷ butterfly is a html5 based terminal that runs in your browser (it's fast and even vim works flawlessly). At least earlier it could display raw html, which I think is an awesome feature.

Also, there is a quite recent new release (v0.7) of terminology, another advanced terminal ...

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vdirsyncer on debian

On Debian (and Ubuntu) you cannot get vdirsyncer to run with requests from the official repositories.

A simple solution is to install vdirsyncer in a virtualenv (tutorial) and than use vdirsyncer from that virtualenv via this script (assuming your virtualenv is called vdirsyncer as well):

#!/bin/sh
VIRTUALENV=vdirsyncer
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Dotfiles Are Not Meant to Be Forked

Dotfiles Are Not Meant to Be Forked

Exactly my thoughts! Cloning someone else's dotfiles leaves you with hundreds of functions, aliases etc. you have no idea about (nothing is worse than oh-my-zsh in that regard). Starting fresh and than picking and choosing from other people's dotfiles, blog posts ...

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"Frecency" based dirctory navigation

I only installed this awesome script called _z_ last week, but it already saved me a ton of typing. z string cd_s to the most frecently (portmanteau of frequent and recent) used directory. Since the alias _z is already taken in my setup, I'm using zd, which I find ...

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minimal zsh prompt

I recently changed my zsh prompt to show only as much information as needed. I don't need to constantly look at the time or date or the battery status of my laptop.

  • if I'm on the local machine, it displays only a "%" on the left side and the ...

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pyCardDAV

In the past week I hacked together a simple CLI CardDAV client for use with mutt's query_command. At the moment it is read-only, is only tested with davical and only saves email addresses. If you are still interested, you can check it out at http://pycarddav.lostpackets.de

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FreeBSD/Postgresql

Error:

postgres[993]: [1-1] FATAL:  could not create semaphores: No space left on device
postgres[993]: [1-2] DETAIL:  Failed system call was semget(5432003, 17, 03600).
postgres[993]: [1-3] HINT:  This error does *not* mean that you have run out of disk space. 
postgres[993]: [1-4 ...
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