Star Wars Videos

Star Wars: Retold (by someone who hasn’t seen it) from Joe Nicolosi on Vimeo.

Star Wars: The Crazy Ones (via retrophisch).




Finally, Microsoft put out something worth downloading, and it won’t install on my VMWare machine:


Goals for 2009

What am I hoping to achieve in the coming year?

  • Learn two new languages: at this stage it looks like it might be two of Haskell, Ruby and Icon. Probably the first two.
  • Play in the National Touch League. Over 30s, but still the highest competition in the world.
  • Finish this degree, start the next. I’m hoping to get a headstart on my Honours degree, if they’ll let me.
  • Release some OS X software. I have three commercial programs in various stages of completion. I’m hoping to get one of them done and released.
  • Build a vegetable garden. Got the beds planned out - just need to make them.
  • Learn to type using a Dvorak key layout.
  • Reread SICP

I’m sure I’ll think of more things than this…

Tab completion and ssh/open -a

I use the Terminal just as much as the Finder, and have tab-completion turned on in bash. To make it better, you can set it so that it will complete differently depending upon what you have already typed in.

The first one of these tips will autocomplete from the ~/.ssh/known_hosts file, so that when you type in:

$ ssh ma[tab]

1complete -W "$(echo `cat ~/.ssh/known_hosts | cut -f 1 -d ' ' | sed -e s/,.*//g | uniq | grep -v "\["`;)" ssh

it will autocomplete the servers you ssh to that start with “ma”.

The next one is more complicated - it allows you to complete from all available applications when typing:

$ open -a [tab]

1complete -W "$(/bin/lsregister -dump | /usr/bin/sed -E -n -e '/\/Applications/{s/^.+ ((\/Applications|\/Developer).+\.app)$/\1/p;}' | \/usr/bin/sed 's/ /\ /g' | \/usr/bin/sed -e s/\'/\\\'/g | /usr/bin/xargs /usr/bin/basename -s '.app' | /usr/bin/sed 's/ /\\\ /g')" open -a

These can be added to one of your bash startup files: mine live in ~/.bashrc.

What's Open Flaws

First thing I did when looking at a new site: What’ (although, I think the apostrophe isn’t there in the domain name!), search for some results.

Geez, I’d be pissed if I were the first hit in the list.


It’s a bit scaled, but on Safari, the first item is almost totally obscured by the header graphic.