For the benefit of the internet-wide knowledge base, I discovered that about the time Optifine moved to version 1.5.1 A5, I became unable to use Minecraft. The symptoms were intensely strange. The game would start like normal, run at max frames per second for a second or two, and then slam to a dead stop [...]
Several of the more complex programs I try to execute from a TextMate command don’t uniformly echo their output the same way. This frequently led to programs behaving nicely in a chain of stream-processing bash commands (like sed), but some of the output was mysteriously missing.
Suddenly, as the script ends, a bunch of extra [...]
While designing an HTML output, I’ve discovered at least one horribly, soul-punishing, tormenting behavior that probably made a part of me die inside.
While echoing output to the HTML window, if it encounters the following, it will be outright blank, with no explanation whatsoever:
<html><head><link type=”text/css” rel=”stylesheet” href=”$PATHNAME” /> …
Infuriatingly, the document goes [...]
Chrome packages its own Flash implementation (“Pepper Flash”), which is unfortunately horrible at the moment. I ideally agree with the steps the Chromium team has taken to implement their own Flash that isn’t vulnerable to the host of exploits found in the Adobe version, but it’s completely unbearable right now. It gives me anxiety attacks [...]
Using Macports on OS X is beautiful, but sometimes when you install a library, it does something unexpected. No so wholly wrong that you think the creator is stupid, just messed up enough to detour you for 20 minutes while you figure out what happened.
I like to keep my list of install ports short—I’d [...]
This is extremely miscellaneous, but the only place I could find a solution was in the Textmate source code itself. Maybe the query is just too broad or non-specific for the vast Internet of mailing lists and such.
When making a theme, if you have a scope that makes something bold, and then some element [...]
Geektook is pretty cool stuff. One of its most flexible uses is to render the output of shell commands onto your desktop.
Unfortunately, you might be confused for a while when seemingly arbitrary simple commands produce no output at all. Debugging is hard when stderr is being discarded!
It turns out that Geektool [...]
I had to write this up, because the resource I found online virtually told you to delete and reinstall everything. Right. Nope.
To reset a theme’s position, browse to ~/Library/Application Support/Bowtie/ and open the file called TDStore.plist. This is just an XML file, and it’ll try to open with XCode if you have it installed. [...]
I want to love iTunes Match, for what it represents as a step forward in cloud storage, an opaque layer of portability that my devices know how to use; a beautiful step away from the horrible horrible idea of pushing a giant SYNC button that rapes and pillages all previous content on the device.
For whatever reason, Chrome has begun forgetting each and every site cookie. I never clear my browsing history, and I never mass-nuke cookies.
Even so, visiting a site from a cold launch—Google+, a WordPress blog, anything at all—the site asks me to log in again. I have no trouble doing so, and while the browser [...]
Amateur at everything, coder, UI designer, musician, and writer. I break things apart and re-program them from scratch to learn exactly which problems people have solved in the past. I write for NaNoWriMo, and I'm nearing the self publication of a short story called Highway.
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