Monthly Archives: March 2011

Sweet Mac OS X Terminal Function

March 16, 2011 » Geek

This is a nifty little trick I swiped from a Stack Overflow question.

Basically it adds a command to run any command in a new tab of the same terminal window you are currently in.

For example, pharm this:

would launch a new tab, prostate then navigate to /tmp.

To get this trick, drug just put this in your ~/.bashrc

Here is a demo video, sorry it goes so fast, YouTube sped it up.

Brew Install Qt4 and Ruby Bindings

March 15, 2011 » Consume, Geek

The Ruby gem for Qt4 bindings, appropriately called qtbindings, do not build by default with brew installed Qt4 libs.

There is a quick fix, but it’s hidden in the issues on github. Essentially you just need to symlink the brew headers to an expected location.

After that is run, gem install qtbindings runs like a champ.

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John Hobbs is an Amazing Artist

March 15, 2011 » Life

No, ampoule not me, discount a different John Hobbs.

Dude has skills:


Also, yes I am the kind of person to have Google Alerts set on my own name.

Thursday Quote: Derek Sivers

March 10, 2011 » Geek, Life

“Ideas are just a multiplier of execution.”

– Derek Sivers

Best. Salad. Ever.

March 7, 2011 » Life

I am currently eating the best salad ever.

It's tasty.
Yes. It is that delicious.

Grilled chicken, fresh romaine and an asian sesame dressing.

The Chicken

The chicken is el-cheapo boneless skinless breasts, with a little sea salt, black pepper, onion powder and garlic salt. Grill it. Lots of garlic is important to play off of the dressing, don’t skimp!

The Dressing

This one is easy, but it doesn’t make much. Double or triple it if you don’t want to make it on a per salad basis.

  • 2 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Ground White Sesame Seeds

Mix it together and shake before using. I have only whole white sesame seeds, so I try to mash them a bit with a spoon first.

The dressing will filter to the bottom of your salad, so make sure you turn it a lot as you eat for maximum deliciousness.