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I am used to using Ctrl-Left Arrow/Ctrl-Right Arrow to move quickly word-by-word on the Bash command line. I kept having an issue with it not working in Mac OS X, however.

Finally I dug in and found out the problem: you need to map the key sequence Terminal.App sends for Ctrl-Left/Right Arrow to forward-word and backward-word.  Here’s how to do it; add these lines to your ~/.inputrc file (create the file if it doesn’t already exist):

”\e[5C”: forward-word
”\e[5D”: backward-word
”\e[1;5C”: forward-word
”\e[1;5D”: backward-word

and that should do it.

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Meeting Cost Calculator

5960 days ago

A friend asked me to share something I made years ago when meetings were getting very inefficient.  We could turn it on on a computer to remind us of the cost of either having the wrong people in the room or not making decisions.  I thought I’d share it. I toyed with allowing you to enter the salary etc. but that’s not in there now.

Meeting Cost Calculator

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Switched to Ubuntu

6012 days ago

After wrestling with installing Debian (etch and lenny) onto my new system using an Intel DP35DP-based motherboard, I tried Ubuntu.  It just installed fine—probably they included SATA support early.   And because there is an easy way to copy my selected packages, I am back in business quickly.

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6262 days ago

My oldest son, Sean, used to have love handles; he was kind of pudgy, and Ill be honest: we were worried about it, she said. We had heard of D.D.R., and I got it for him for his birthday. We put limits on the other video games he plays, but we told him he could play D.D.R. as much as he wanted. And now its like hes a different kid. Hes playing sports and running, and we see D.D.R. as like his bridge to a more active lifestyle.
Dance Dance Revolution – Childhood Obesity – New York Times


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EP Blogs

6263 days ago

“There are those in our own country, too who today speak of the protection of country, of survival. A decision must be made in the life of every nation, at the very moment when the grasp of the enemy is at its throat. Then it seems that the only way to survive is to use the means of the enemy, to rest survival upon what is expedient, to look the other way.”
From “Judgment at Nuremburg”

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The most fundamental law is a belief in the oneness of humanity, Mr. Simmons declares.
The Russell Simmons Guide to Success Through Spirituality – New York Times


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Or as my friend said after our elevator incident, The best way to bite back is with charm. If that takes too much effort, a simple I dont get it may work, too. Sometimes the best way to deal with a fool is to play one yourself.
racial comments-etiquette-Imus – New York Times

How to deal with racial comments.

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Finally …

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This is Sparta

6303 days ago

The government of Iran has called for a boycott of the movie “300”, citing it as an example of cultural war. Here is a humorous take on that stance (a bit off-color, as a warning):

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6535 days ago

When asked at what price per gallon gasoline would have to reach before they would change their driving habits, 44% said their driving habits would not change, regardless of price.

PRESS RELEASE “I’ll Pass Up Vacation to Gas Up My Truck”

This seems crazy to me. “Regardless of price”?

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