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126  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 03, 2014, 06:39:52 PM
Haven't looked at in detail, but came across following:

  http://learnvimscriptthehardway.stevelosh.com/
127  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: May 03, 2014, 06:25:29 PM
By using the dwb browser, I seem to be learning some additional key sequences as well as having others reinforced.  For example, 'gg' for moving the cursor to the top of the buffer (didn't remember this one) and 'G' for moving the cursor to the bottom of the buffer.

In IntelliJ IDEA (and perhaps other environments) I think there are plugins to help one learn key sequences -- may be there are some for vim too.

FWIW, I came across the following when looking for a way to describe what 'gg' does:

  http://www.catswhocode.com/blog/130-essential-vim-commands



One such plugin for IDEA is the Key Promoter plugin -- some description via following:

  http://georgik.sinusgear.com/2013/02/02/intellij-idea-must-have-plugin-keypromoter/
128  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Yad - Yet Another Dialog on: May 03, 2014, 06:17:39 PM
Ah, yes, I was about to point that out, "[" is an alias for the "test" command that requires a closing "]" and so requires a space between it and it's argument.

Those sneaky *NIX wizards!
129  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: An interesting look at what 'Big Data' means to privacy on: May 03, 2014, 04:40:57 PM
So where's the movement against these kind of things? Wink
130  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Yad - Yet Another Dialog on: May 03, 2014, 04:20:56 PM
Thanks -- that runs but I get the following error as well after specifying something to run and clicking the 'OK' button:

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run-dialog.sh: line 15: [-z: command not found

For values to execute, I tried 'virtualbox' as well as 'palemoon' with similar results.  To be clearer, both programs start up -- I also see error the 'command not found' result output quoted above.



FWIW, changing line 15 so that there's a space between the first character '[' and the second character '-' seemed to silence the error output.
131  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Pale Moon 4 Linux on: May 03, 2014, 05:50:58 AM
I haven't had much success setting it up to "Always use private browsing mode" -- at least it doesn't look like it's working.

Steps I followed:

-Bring up preferences
-Select the Privacy section
-Select the drop down next to "Pale Moon will" and choose "Use custom settings for history"
-Ensure the checkbox below "Always use private browsing mode" is checked
-Click on the "Close" button at the bottom right of the dialog

After I restart and view the preferences again, I don't get the sense that the previous settings stuck.

Any one else tried this?

FWIW, it looks like I'm using Pale Moon 24.5.0.



My impression about it not working is likely off -- I think I misunderstood what I was seeing embarassed
132  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Yad - Yet Another Dialog on: May 03, 2014, 05:15:32 AM
Thanks for the warning -- the second example didn't work out of the box for me.



I liked the following examples from the man page:

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Display a progress dialog while searching for all the postscript files in your home directory

  find $HOME -name '*.ps' | yad --progress --pulsate

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Display a box with all of the installed desktop applications

  yad --icons --read-dir=/usr/share/applications
133  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Yad - Yet Another Dialog on: May 03, 2014, 12:36:12 AM
Found the following post mentioning yad and others at SO:

  http://stackoverflow.com/a/21408784



FWIW, did find a few examples at sf (may be they're the same as what's at Google code -- looks like they're moving from there):

  http://sourceforge.net/p/yad-dialog/wiki/Examples/
134  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: May 01, 2014, 04:32:59 AM
Cody appears to be busy with tutorials:

[attachthumb=1]
135  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Instructables - DIY site with instructions for some uber-cool stuff! on: April 30, 2014, 03:06:43 AM
A bit late, but found this one on the Arduino channel:

  Make your own smartwatch
136  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS on: April 30, 2014, 02:46:54 AM
Looks like Cody is getting ready to hack, thanks to 40hz:

[attachthumb=1]
137  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Luakit, dwb, and other alternative browsers on: April 28, 2014, 03:49:59 AM
Thanks for the suggestions.



I tried uzbl and jumanji a bit -- my initial impression after looking around a bit is that development has slowed or stopped for them.



xxxterm seems to also go by the name have been renamed as 'xombrero' -- just installed.

Pluses:

  • I like how a default search engine is not chosen but instead a screen showing a list of choices is displayed smiley
  • Keybindings somehow a little easier to learn than some of the others.
  • Low-contrast color scheme - handy for JoTo and like-minded folk Wink
  • Focusing search field via key binding seems to work pretty well (in contrast, things I happened to try with dwb didn't work out so well)
  • Can jump to beginning / end of document using Home / End keys - dwb provides this via gg and G
  • Can reopen closed tabs

Minuses:

  • A bit ironic that at the time of this writing trying to view the github issues page using xombrero leads to a crash here [1]...
  • I've yet to figure out how to get it to ask for confirmation on quitting...though I guess the appropriate key bindings could be modified or elimintated...
  • I lost part of this post accidentally via some mistyping...but "undo" didn't seem to recover it Sad
  • Going back a page seems to position the "view port" at the top of the page - losing where one was looking before going forward or clicking on a link - dwb seems to preserve this
  • Haven't found way to open a link in a new tab in the background - dwb seems to have this
  • Seems to spawn pop-ups in tabs by default - dwb doesn't appear to do this by default
  • Doesn't seem to support key bindings that use multiple modifiers (e.g. both Shift and Control) - dwb doesn't appear to either



Haven't gotten around to Vimprobable yet.  Vimprobable2 also dies on xombrero's github issues page...



[1] He he...also crashed dwb!
138  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: *NIX: Luakit, dwb, and other alternative browsers on: April 28, 2014, 12:24:12 AM
Thanks for the suggestion, 40hz.

It was easy enough to get installed, unfortunately, it also suffers from one of the problems that has not gotten fixed in FF [1], so I'm back to dwb for now.



[1] Bug 502307 - Closing multiple tabs in the last browser window with Private Browsing enabled yields no warning regardless of preference setting
139  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / *NIX: Luakit, dwb, and other alternative browsers on: April 27, 2014, 08:50:27 PM
Having experienced recurring problems with Firefox, am trying out some alternative web browsers.

Tried midori (feels like needs more polish) and dillo (a little too minimal?) already and am currently trying Luakit and dwb.

Both seem fairly light and configurable -- seems to help to have some vi-background though.

Any favorite alternative browsers?
140  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use and install FarSubScript on: April 24, 2014, 06:31:32 PM
FWIW, there's also the following:

  https://www.donationcoder.com/Software/Mouser/findrun/help/introduction2.htm

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How do I Install a Plugin? Just move the entire Plugin directory that you unzip into the Plugins/ subdirectory of Find and Run Robot.  For example C:\Program Files\FindAndRunRobot\Plugins\MySamplePlugin. To uninstall a plugin just delete it from the Plugins/ subdirectory (you can also simply DISABLE it from FARR options).

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How can I Configure a Plugin? You can see the list of installed plugins from the Options dialog on the Plugins tab.  Here you can temporary enable or disable plugins, and find information about each installed plugin.  There are also some default options for each plugin that you can adjust.
141  DonationCoder.com Software / Find And Run Robot / Re: How to use and install FarSubScript on: April 24, 2014, 06:28:48 PM
For a general plugin intro, may be the following is of some help?

  http://www.donationcoder....19784.msg177754#msg177754

I don't know off-hand whether that particular plugin still functions, but perhaps the general procedure of installation is still valid.
142  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: ImgBurn - full of OpenCandy and other crap on: April 24, 2014, 09:40:38 AM
I've been using the instructions at:

  http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=583

to end up with portable set ups -- not convenient, but perhaps a work-around?
143  Other Software / Found Deals and Discounts / Re: ODROID-U3 Community Edition at a special price - $59 plus shipping on: April 24, 2014, 02:53:07 AM
Among others it comes with a Samsung Exynos quad-core processor (same as a Samsung Galaxy 3 iirc)

Yes and no, says Wikipedia smiley

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The S III comes in two distinct variations that differ primarily in the internal hardware. The international S III version has Samsung's Exynos 4 Quad system on a chip (SoC) containing a 1.4 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A9 central processing unit (CPU) and an ARM Mali-400 MP graphics processing unit (GPU).



Very nice in any case!
144  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 23, 2014, 01:10:48 AM
Here's a quoted message from OpenWrt-Devel:

Quote
Heartbleed - libopenssl AA binary feed update

we updated the AA release. the files libopenssl_1.0.1e-1_*.ipk have
been replaced with libopenssl_1.0.1g-1_*.ipk and the Packages index
was updated. If you use openssl on your unit you need to run :

# opkg update
# opkg upgrade libopenssl

In order to ensure that all affected services are using the updated
OpenSSL library it is recommended to reboot the device after applying
the upgrade.

To find out more about the bug go to - http://heartbleed.com/

Note that default OpenWrt installations are not vulnerable to the
particular bug, neither the builtin SSH server nor the optional LuCI
SSL support rely on OpenSSL for cryptography.

The OpenSSL library is not installed within the stock images available
on the download server.

This is not a lightweight bug. Please take it serious and check your unit.

    OpenWrt Developers

via:

  https://lists.openwrt.org...el/2014-April/024749.html



For reference, IIUC, AA refers to the latest version of OpenWRT -- Attitude Adjustment.
145  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Multilingual Input Options on: April 20, 2014, 07:50:35 PM
Thanks for the confirmation and thoughts Thmbsup
146  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 19, 2014, 08:40:17 PM
Thanks for that.

I tried the surround plugin with some success.  I didn't find any evidence of the plugin populating the menus unfortunately -- hopefully something will turn up.



On a side note, I learned that something like menus might be possible in vanilla vim:

  http://unix.stackexchange.com/a/57911
147  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The fun of installing custom router firmware (tomato, dd-wrt) - an introduction on: April 18, 2014, 10:31:21 PM
An informal but very comprehensive series of soldering videos can be found here.

Here are the three I've found (made it through the first two so far):


I didn't know about special soldering tips for lead-free soldering and it was interesting to hear his opinion on specific types of soldering tips -- he seems to be mostly down on conical ones with a preference for the wedge type.  In the previous sentence "tips" refers to what's typically at the end of a soldering iron smiley

Thanks, 40hz!
148  Main Area and Open Discussion / Non-Windows Software / Re: Android: Multilingual Input Options on: April 18, 2014, 06:34:23 PM
Thanks for the suggestion -- nice that it doesn't have network permissions.

I presume it's the one examined here:

  http://www.makeuseof.com/...-low-memory-device-quest/
149  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:30:12 PM
By default you can't open a file, make a change and then open another file without saving the first one. That seems odd, but I am sure there is some Unix explanation for it.

I don't know about the Unix part of it, but if you think of it as opening another file into the buffer you are working in (so you might lose changes if opening is successful), then may be it doesn't seem so odd?

FWIW, at least in gvim here if you choose "Open Tab..." (:tabnew) after making a change in the current buffer, I am not being asked to save changes.
150  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: The AVE on: April 18, 2014, 06:26:18 PM
I think it adds a bit to the complexity of starting to use Vim that you have to fiddle with settings to get it to behave similar to what you would expect.

Can be a tricky issue when everyone doesn't share all expectations Wink

FWWI, I prefer syntax highlighting by default (and even expect it these days), but it doesn't seem on in vim (or gvim) by default...

:syntax on
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