January 29, 2014

Prompt, vim and tmux issues and how to fix them

Prompt does this funny thing with background colors. I had to read the terminfo man page .. why Panic, why did you mke me do that! Any who, if you set the background color of screen’s or tmux’s status bar to the same background as your terminal’s default, the aberations go away.

Also, not sure, but I think the latest update to Prompt fixed issues I was having in vim

January 12, 2014

3D printed Apple wireless keyboard clips


Got these made for 2 reasons. I didn’t want to pay much for a couple pieces of plastic, and I picked a geek as a Secret Santa recipient at work. I had these guys print the model from here. I haven’t tested them out much, looks promising.

January 10, 2014

Belkin AirCast


I own two of these and Iove them. If you own a car with an AUX jack and no built in Bluetooth, this is a very easy way to add a USB to charge and wireless audio to listen to your podcasts (or Paul Simon). You can find them cheaper on eBay.

January 1, 2014

markdown time

I’ve started an experiment. I’m going to write blog posts using markdown and post entries using email. I wanted to use Daedalus Touch however it doesn’t support exporting HTML to email, I’ve requested the feature. For now I’m using Byword.

December 16, 2013

T.H.E. Wallet

Bought a new wallet. It’s huge, but so far I like it. Holds my passport, all my various ID (expats have a lot of ID) and then some. I liked the Pad and Quill but it really only holds 4 cards, I had 7 in there, that made it bulge and ended up (I think) taking off the oliophobic coating of the iPhone 5.

Combining my wallet with my phone seemed like a good idea at the time, but after months of use, I decided it wasn’t for me. I now have the comfort of knowing that I have everything I possibly need, including 3 frequent customer stamp cards from Proper Pasty that until now have always been at home at the most inconvenient time. (That time being when standing directly in front of the Proper Pasty on the High street.) My iPhone is in a casecrown case that @davidmarkrich donated so that my phone wasn’t exposed. Great case, I like having my slim phone back.


September 24, 2013

Amazing robotic projection mapping with beautiful animation. Must See.