Tuesday, November 21, 12:02 CST
Ahhhh, done for the week. Thanksgiving break is a goodness.
Handy tip for making life easier under Linux: Start up an xterm, set the
font size to
Small or lower (hold down control and right click in the
window, you'll get a handy popup), resize it to a cute little box, stick it
in a corner. Then whenever you feel the need to run some random command but
don't need it to be interactive, you can just alt-tab or move the mouse
over it instead of starting a new terminal. If you need to look at output,
piping it to xless seems to work quite well, and if you *do* need to open
it in another xterm, using
xterm -e command & is easy
I'm fairly certain there're dockapps that do the same thing, but at the moment I'm too lazy to go looking.
JMS' latest column is the kind of advice I ought to be taking.
Anyway, think I'll go home and be indolent for a while now. In case I don't write anything here for the remainder of the week, happy Thanksgiving, all!