Are your Vim / Vi arrow keys making A,C, B etc characters instead of moving around in insert (‘i’) mode ? Try typing this … it fixes it for me: :set nocompatible Or, add the line: set nocompatible to your ~/.vimrc file.
Here’s a tip for using Miro (formerly Democracy Player), the kick-ass TV-on-your-computer video playing software. If you want to subscribe to the videos of a particular user on YouTube, you can get an RSS feed of those videos by adding a channel like this to Miro:http://www.youtube.com/rss/user/[insert username here]/videos.rss You can also get RSS feeds for […]
I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 to Gutsy 7.10. The upgrade went reasonably well with no serious breakage worth mentioning … except my FAT formatted USB key would no longer mount. It kept giving an error about not liking the mount option usefree. Here is the fix, from the Ubuntu forums:Go into gconf-editor and […]
There is a nice little rant on OSWeekly by Matt Hartley about Ubuntu’s rabid rapid growth and how he thinks the balance has swayed toward too many half-finished and poorly tested new features and not enough polish. Yes, we all know that with a community produced distro it is OUR job, the role of the […]
Wine-doors is a package managment tool for installing Windows apps under Linux, using Wine. I haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, but I really should … it looks like it might do similar things to the excellent CrossOver Office Professional, which is probably bad for CodeWeavers as it’s encroaching on their turf […]
Just a quick note to highlight sk1, which on the surface looks like yet another vector graphics program for Linux, in the vein of Inkscape, skencil and a loosely like Scribus, but on closer inspection contains one very important feature the others have never done well: CorelDRAW format parsing and import (supporting CorelDRAW version 5 […]
I just followed some tips to make OpenOffice run faster on my slightly underpowered laptop. These tweaks generally amount to increasing the size of memory caches, reducing the number of undo levels and turning off Java. I really can’t tell if it has helped or not, but I don’t use OpenOffice with graphics in documents […]