Google search keyboard shortcuts

October 10, 2011

For quite some time, Google’s experimental search offered a “Keyboard shortcuts” experiment, where you could navigate search results with vi-style key bindings (j and k to navigate up and down search results, o or Enter to open a link, and / to move the cursor back to the search box). It seems they have recently […]


Making p4 and Cygwin play nice

November 2, 2009

Say you’re a developer doing development on Windows, and say you’re using Perforce (better known as p4) for source control. Let’s also say you have *nix background and like using Cygwin to keep you from going insane. What are your options for interacting with p4? Fortunately, Perforce provides a binary compiled against Cygwin. You can […]


Not your average regex find-and-replace

December 25, 2008

I was reading through some of the Coding Horror archives, and came across this post examining Microsoft Visual Studio’s use of regular expressions in its find-and-replace dialog. Visual Studio has support for all of the usual regex constructs but throws in a lot of its own quirky constructs too. I suppose they could be useful […]

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Wireless tools for Mac OS X

September 1, 2008

I’ve been having some trouble with my MacBook on a certain wireless network. OS X has some pretty good GUI tools for configuring the wireless Airport, but sometimes you need a good command line tool for debugging. Linux has a pretty good set of tools for this: Wireless tools for Linux. Despite OS X’s being […]