Archive for November, 2006

Nov 10 2006

Vim again, again

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About two weeks ago, I wrote that I was going to try bbedit again since Vim’s modes were driving me crazy. Well I did for a day or two, but the insidious little Vim has snuck back to where I am mostly using it. Vim’s reconfigurability, its power and efficiency, and its flexibility are too impressive and useful. That plus its ubiquitous presence has me hooked.
Vim’s mailing list is very important in this choice in that it kept providing little example of clever and powerful things that could be done. Many if not most are useful to me and didn’t require my reading through all the docs at once. Best mailing list I’ve read.

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Nov 09 2006

Apple’s use of Intel’s Partitioning Scheme (GPT)

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Apple has adopted Intel’s GUID Partition Table (GPT) and this partition format is supported in OS X and presumably used on new machines. An Apple Technote TN2166 describes an overview of the scheme and Apples’ policies about how it uses GPT. TPT is part of Intel’s Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) which is gradually replacing the old PC boot syste.

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