blocking facebook on OS X

December 19th, 2013

It is quiet easy to block a website if you run a mac and are not afraid to edit system files.
Simply adding

127.0.0.1 www.facebook.com

in /etc/hosts takes care of all facebook traffc. Not only will the site be not accessible navigating to other page that run embedded facebook will also no longer tell Mr Zuckerberg & Co where you are going on the Internet.

fast mac keyboard

December 19th, 2013

Just in case that this tip about fast keyboards should go away.

Enter

defaults write NSGlobalDomain KeyRepeat -int 0

in the terminal and logout and login to have a super fast keyboard. Using 1 instead of 0 will make it slightly slower. 2 corresponds to the fastest setting accessible via System Preferences.

learning vim

December 19th, 2013

First there is ‘vimtutor’ which covers the basics.

Drew Neil publishes insightful screen casts about vim.

Bram Moolar himself has a great commented page about books he recommends about vim. [A little bit as if Jesus would point out his favorite Bibles]

These vim keyboard maps might be handy. Not sure since I have not used those yet.