Archive for 2007

Fix for Vi’s broken arrow key support in iTerm

So, I got turned on to iTerm, a prettier and more user-friendly alternative to Apple’s native Terminal.app.
However, for some reason, I got the following error message whenever I tried to use arrow keys in Vi:
Usage: [[
The problem is that Vi is faithfully responding to the TERM variable that iTerm is sending. (I’m not sure [...]

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Point of Style: Differentiating Objects from Constructors in DHTML Widgets

So, you’ve read about Object Oriented Javascript, and how it can help make your Ajax and DHTML and other Web 3.14159 widgets and tools more robust.
You’ve learned about how the prototype object can allow you to customize objects in a memory-efficient way, and maybe even learned a few code patterns for building objects.
You’ve even [...]

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Unfriendly Skies (Or, Why does American Airlines hate their customers?)

I am never flying on American Airlines again.
So, I’ve heard it said that you should get to the airport at least 1 hour ahead of your flight’s departure time for domestic flights. In the several times that I’ve flown up to San Jose from LAX, I’ve found that an hour is a bit excessive. [...]

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