March 03, 2005

Surreal Google...

So today I got in touch with someone I hadn't talked with for years. Googled her name, found a .Mac account, sent email and sure enough, that was her. During our email conversation she mentioned another name (Mac MacDougal) and I decided to google him, too. Well, apparently Mac worked at Amdahl in the early 80s (I worked there after meeting Mac at Apple) and this article mentions him: [Seach for John Sanguinetti - A Profile it's a ways down the page]

Reading the article was interesting for me. It talks about places I've worked like Amdahl, Apple & NVIDIA. I remember being one of those engineers that knew that verilog would kill off VHDL. He's bringing up names & events that were all happening around me.

What a surreal google that was...

March 01, 2005

Mac Home/End Keys

Reading slashdot today, I ran across this cool tweak for OS X and I'm really looking forward to trying it out. One bit of windows that I actually like is the way the Home & End keys work. But, on the Mac, the keys normally just do nothing--quite irritating. Hopefully, this gets things working...

/* put this in ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict */
/* Home/End keys more like Windows */
"\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLine:"; /* home */
"\UF72B" = "moveToEndOfLine:"; /* end */
"$\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:"; /* shift + home */
"$\UF72B" = "moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:"; /* shift + end */
"^\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfDocument:"; /* control + home */
"^\UF72B" = "moveToEndOfDocument:"; /* control + end */