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January 31, 2010

Show/Hide System Files

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 3:04 am
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toolsI had a post in 2008 about “Show/Hide Hidden Files”. Here I found another tool which contains this feature as well: TinkerTool, which is free as well. It has the same with to enable/disable “Show hidden and system files” in Finder tab and a button to relaunch Finder.

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January 20, 2010

Security Update 2010-001 1.0

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 5:38 am
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New update is available today: security update 2010-001 version 1.0. Reboot is required after the update.

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January 17, 2010

Cheatsheets

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 4:36 pm
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Based on Wikipedia explanation, the team “cheatsheet” is a concise set of notes used for quick reference. “Cheat sheet” may also be rendered “cheatsheet”. Here are some cheatsheets I found from Google search:

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January 15, 2010

New Updates: RDC and Bonjour

Filed under: Life with Mac — David Chu @ 4:24 am
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Just came back from China for my visit trip: Vancouver, Beijing, Wuhan, back to Beijing, and finally transit from Vancouver back to Calgary, from Dec 25 to Jan 13. The first thing I checked when I got back was to find out if there are any updates. Not sure if my wife has done any updates during my away, but I found two minor updates last night: Remote Desktop Client Update 3.3.2 and Bonjour Update 2010-001 1.0.

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January 9, 2010

VIM Tips: Edit HTML Table from Web

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 2:45 am
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I like to explore and learn new things. It is a life time learning experience. For example, I like to use VIM to edit my text files. There are so many great and powerful features in VIM. What I know is just very tiny tip of the iceberg. There are so much to learn, and I really enjoy learning VIM.

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January 6, 2010

Blog Editor

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 3:05 am
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Today, I tried the workpress blog editor. The editor provides two modes, one as Visual and another as HTML. Personally, I prefre HTML editor because it provides much more control for me to format my blog content. However, like most blog editors, the HTML mode is not a truely HTML editor. It has some limitations. For example, it does not ignore all the white spaces such as spaces, enter keys and tabs.

Now I am in the HTML mode, I don’t need to use <p> tag to inidcate a paragraph. This normally is not a big issue and in most cases, blog users like this feature to write blogs. However, if I what to copy and paste a block of HTML codes from other web pages, as I described in my comming blog in a week, I would have to clean up all white spaces from the block of HTML codes. In this sense, Wordress’ HTML mode is not truely HTML editor. What I need to do is use another local appication such as VIM to clean up all the un-neccessory white spaces.

I am on my vaction visiting China right now. I cannot access to my main blog at Blogger. It is blocked by China Internet gate filters. Many other sites such as Youtube, Twitter, nd other oversea Chinese web sites are not available. I really don’t understand why they are blocked. I cannot image any really threads. Actually, there are so many good stuff are not accessible for Chinese here. I visit YouTube regularly to watch Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and other great technology news, shows and demos. I leared so much from those great resources. Unfortunately, all those are not available here. That’s terable pitty.

I think as long as those popular sites have some so called anti-govenment contents, there will be great chance to be blocked. Personally, I don’t think blocking regardless will bring any benefits for Chinese. As a software programmer, I feel I could not do much in this open web world.

In general, web is very much opened in China. I can still access much information as I needed. I have tried to train my friends here about software development, and to show them the trend in the web. Some in-accessibility make me feel like handicaped. Eventually, I think all those blocks will be removed. Anything will have a balance between good and bad. Web as an open world, I think its great benefits, new trend in technology and huge market will be much favour for China than just block them.

Sorry for saying so much about web in China. I could not stop it when I open this topic. OK. Stop it. I tried to train some young about HTML. In Windows XP Prof, there is no IIS or web server I can show them about http get and post methods, and css in headers. So I use this blog as a tool to demonstrate those topics. The bloger also provides a kind of HTML editor for real-time demo.

Since I cannot access to my main blogger. I have to write this blog on my alternative one here. No links to my main one.

January 2, 2010

Notification Application: Growl

Filed under: Programming Notes — David Chu @ 1:00 pm
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toolsI have used Growl, notification application, on my Mac for quite long time. It was recommended as one of must-have applications. Growl is a Growl Notification Protocol (GNTP) based messaging application, which displays any messages from other applications. Growl is an open source based project and it is free.

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