Fans of the Atari 7800 know that it is great system but that it has a glaring problem. The pack-in controllers, the CX24 ProLine joysticks, are almost universally reviled and have earned a spot among other disasters in input devices like the Apple hockey puck mouse and the Atari 400 membrane keyboard. They have earned […]
I recently posted my lame joke video mashing together The Andy Griffith with Star Wars. In posting it, the excerpt for the post was showing on my site’s homepage and one had to click through to watch the video. There was nothing much to the text of the post – the only thing of note […]
If you’re a Macintosh user, you probably appreciate a clean interface and nice aesthetics. One thing that can cause your Mac’s interface to become cluttered, though, is a myriad of icons in your menu bar. Many programs will allow you to turn off its menu bar icon but not all. Worse yet, you might have […]
I just saw a trailer for Ron Howard’s upcoming movie about Han Solo and… I have a bad feeling about this.
My apologies for the quick and dirty video editing. I didn’t want to spend too much time for a lame joke!
Another Macintosh keyboard shortcut that will be second nature to most Mac users is using ⌥← to move to the beginning of a word and ⌥→ to move to the end of a word. This moves the cursor to the left of the first character or the right of the last character. Try it in Mail. In […]
I have started using JetBrain’s PHPStorm editor at work on a Macintosh and one of the things that has irked me is that some of the standard Macintosh keyboard shortcuts don’t work out of the box. For example, if you’re a seasoned Macintosh user, you are most likely used to using ⌘↑ to go to the […]
One question that I see asked a lot in the WordPress Support Forums is what to do when their website simply displays a white screen. This most likely represents a PHP fatal error that stops the server from generating the HTML for the browser to display. How to Find the Problem When PHP has a […]
I was recently listening to Michael J. Nelson and Conor Lastowka’s podcast, 372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back which discusses the book, Ready Player One. Check it out. They are two of the hilarious people behind Rifftrax. However, I did call them out for the claim that there are no good Atari 2600 games. While many […]
If you’re a Macintosh user, it is probably second nature to use ⌥← to go back one word and ⌥→ to forward a word. Similarly, ⌘← will bring you to the beginning of a line while ⌘→ will jump you to the end. However, by default, iTerm 2, a great replacement for macOS’s included Terminal application, is not […]
Recently I was working with a colleague through Zoom and sharing my screen. As he watched me furiously tapping my up arrow key like I was playing a Mario Party mini game to cycle through my history of Unix commands, he gave me a great tip. To search through the history of previous commands you […]