Monday, December 28, 2015

DefaultKeyBinding.dict (Mac OS X - Home/End keys like a PC)

With my new Mac Mini, took a few lines of editing code to realize how much I use 'Shift+End', 'Shift+Home' and Home, End keys to move around and modify/select code...

Add these snippets to your ~/Library/KeyBindings/DefaultKeyBinding.dict file (may need to create KeyBindings directory)

/* remap Home / End */
"\UF729"  = "moveToBeginningOfLine:";                   /* Home         */
"\UF72B"  = "moveToEndOfLine:";                         /* End          */
"$\UF729" = "moveToBeginningOfLineAndModifySelection:"; /* Shift + Home */
"$\UF72B" = "moveToEndOfLineAndModifySelection:";       /* Shift + End  */


(you won't need the open/close braces if modifying an existing dictionary)


Monday, December 21, 2015

El Nino?

Is it almost winter? is the water south of mexico along the equator warmer than usual this year?  We are in an El Nino weather pattern.

What does that mean for us here in the Northeast United States?  The warmer weather impacts the typical storm path and wind directions.  Typically, meaning a warmer/wetter winter than usual.

Well this year, that snow/rain line has been much further north than any skier would want to see --and has meant a warm fall and no snow for Christmas for most of us.  The line is starting to fall south, and there is hope that as that line goes south of Massachusetts for the coldest portion of the year -- we could see some activity in our mountains and backyards.

Enjoy the last day of fall, bring it on winter!   If you have to fall in the mountains and keep our driveway shoveling to a minimum, I'm ok with that!


Disclaimer:  I'm not a meteorologist, but I do like nice weather that supports my hobbies and interests!