Display recursive directory listing in Terminal

Display recursive directory listing in Terminal

Use Tree with Mac OS X to display files and folders in a recursive structure with sub folders and files appearing under their parent directories.

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Quick Tip: Open Finder in current directory from Terminal

Dead simple: open .

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Google Calculator: Decimal to Roman

Google Calculator: Decimal to Roman

I guess I should not be surprised, but I just discovered Google Calculator converts decimal to roman numerals. Just type something like “721 to roman”, and viola!

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Use Mac OS X Automator and Services To Speed Up Repetitive Tasks

Use Mac OS X Automator and Services To Speed Up Repetitive Tasks

Automator is one of best kept secrets in Mac OS X. Using Automator to build workflows is simple and takes little time to learn. Services are an effective way to automate repetitive tasks that save time. Make your computer work for you now by creating a few services of your own.

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Blogging from TextMate

Blogging from TextMate

I have reluctantly been using TextMate for a couple weeks. No text editor can ever take the place of Vim, but there are several features that attracted me to TextMate. So far I am impressed, and TM makes editing HTML and CSS a snap. I will write about my experiences when time permits, but for [...]

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Urban Adventures in Portland

Urban Adventures in Portland

Portland is a fantastic place with a wealth of fun, exciting, unique activities that require little planning, little money, and little time. The weather was absolutely gorgeous this past weekend so we embarked on a couple of these “urban” adventures. On Saturday my wife and a friend joined me to take on the newly inaugurated [...]

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Google Voice: Transcription Near Misses

I love the idea behind Google Voice, and appreciate the rich set of features, but transcription frustrates me. Sometimes the transcription feature is relatively useful, but more often than not the resulting text can be very odd. Here’s a couple examples: I work to get rid of the quest secret given some Democrats are out [...]

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And Now a Moment of Zen…

And Now a Moment of Zen…

While returning from a camping trip a couple years ago, this little guy and his sibling were standing in the middle of the road near Tillamook, Oregon. When I got out of the car to coax them out of the street, he approached me with great interest. All the while Mom kept an eye on [...]

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5 Tips to Improve Your Running Experience

Running is a great way to stay in shape, and can be an integral part of a healthy life style. Almost anyone can do it, it doesn't require much in the way of equipment, it is inexpensive, and it can be done just about anywhere. But if your approach to running is that it's just [...]

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Thank Goodness for Smart People

Thank Goodness for Smart People

It's amazing what creative, smart people come up with. Learn how CAPTCHAs are being used to digitize books; if you don't know what a CAPTCHA is, the video explains (you probably have used them many times). This clip is a little long, but very interesting and actually kind of entertaining, in a geeky sort of [...]

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