Vimperator is a plugin for Firefox that completely overhauls the GUI to behave like Vim making your mouse unneeded for most web sites. If this was not available I would be attempting to create something much like it. Quick start guide Like Vim, Vimperator is based on different interface modes. These are Browsing: Opening links,… Continue reading Vimperator interface for Firefox Part 1
Author: Ryan McCoskrie
I am a nerd trapped in the country side of North Canterbury, New Zealand trying to get an IT-related career off of the ground.
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I'm also signed up with Fishpond but they aren't as strict about this stuff.
I have moved all of my entertainment over to a new site: Logical Imagination.
Major overhaul ahead
I am currently postponing future posts until I figure out how to properly divide this blog up into more than one. I’m already trying to jam music reviews and shell scripts onto one site and I’m also working on original fiction, philosophy and other miscellaneous stuff. This then leads to the questions like should I… Continue reading Major overhaul ahead
http://www.linuxatemyram.com/ Is a one page web site that clearly explains how Linux has a huge grey area between free memory and memory that is reserved. This is essential reading if you want to become an expert in this operating system.
Upgrading ownCloud on Ubuntu
I often hear people complain that ownCloud is impossible to upgrade and I have been through that pain myself. However after repeatedly going to such extremes as uninstalling and starting from scratch I have found a series of steps that while simple are not entirely obvious. Update I has been pointed out to me on… Continue reading Upgrading ownCloud on Ubuntu
I’ve just found about VersionPress. It uses Git to give better control over writing draft versions of articles. I’ll investigate this more closely later to see if I can/should port the blog over to it.
Someone over on reddit linked to a good post on properly closing a frozen SSH session.
It also includes other useful escape sequences.
For some reason spammers occasionally leave comments that don’t match what I have written.
A good example I got today is in response to my Recommended Software page:
You’re a real deep thkneir. Thanks for sharing.
For a moment I thought that I had somebody to talk to but nope, just a ‘bot leaving generic sentiments.
$GEM_HOME makes ruby programming even better
Ruby is by far one of my favourite programming languages. It combines the power of Perl with the flexibility of Lisp while remaining far more readable than either. The downside of this though is that a great deal of Ruby development is done in conjunction with the Gem package manager. At best you are asked… Continue reading $GEM_HOME makes ruby programming even better
Directly subscribing to podcasts
A major frustration I have as a fan of the podcast technology is that most podcasters assume that I am going to listen through a website. What I want to do is have Amarok is download episodes for me. To save other listeners from this frustration I am going to instruct you on how to… Continue reading Directly subscribing to podcasts