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New to my .bashrc

alias GetExtIP=”wget -q -O –|sed -e ‘s/.*Current IP Address: //’ -e ‘s/<.*$//'”

Now I can know what my external IP is!!!

BASH (readline) keyboard shortcuts

I was just in training and the instructor was a command line keyboard shortcut wizard. He was magically making words disappear and reappear. So i fond this list of shortcuts. Many of them did not work in my OS X BASH prompt.I fond I had to go into the preferences and select “use option key as meta key” on the keyboard tab (it is at the bottom). Now I can add a few shortcuts to my repertoire.

Create a blank floppy image in Mac OSX 10.6

  • dd if=/dev/zero bs=1024 count=1440 > floppy.img
  • Disk Utility -> File -> Open Disk Image -> floppy.img (you will get an error like no mountable filesystems)
  • Select floppy.img in Disk Utility, and the erase tab
  • Select MS-DOS FAT as the format.
  • Eject floppy.img

Visual Studio with VMware Fusion and SSH

I work on a Mac, but by day I am a windows guy. Even though I am not a developer, I often hack about using Visual Studio on the PC. Recently, have been working more and more with Linux, and I wanted to use Visual Studio on my Mac via VMware Fusion to edit some .css files on a linux slice that I have setup. I was looking for extension to Visual Studio to connect to a ssh/sftp site. Then it hit me (things would be a lot easier if I was smarter) – VMware Fusion installed the FUSE file system (optional) on my Mac. I can use the program MacFusion on my Mac to “mount” a ssh FUSE file system, and then add a VMware Fusion “Shared folder” to point to the mounted folder.

Now I can use Visual Studio to edit files on a Linux box!

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