2003-02-24 00:05 / tabbed terminals »
I tried iTerm a couple of months ago, but it had a nasty habit of overloading the CPU as soon as more than one session was running. The latest version seems to have fixed that, and it barely uses any cycles at all now.
Anyway, it's basically a GPL tabbed replacement for Terminal.app, much like the gnome-terminal. An 'address book' keeps record of all your regular sessions and commands, with different colours and meta-keys for each. Tabs can appear at any side of the window, and the easy shortcut of command-arrow lets you nav from one tab to another.
2003-02-05 10:40 / wireless joy »
Just got myself a Pheenet WL-522BA wireless access point. A slightly pricey choice these days at £99 including delivery, but it was the cheapest I could find that (a) had better than 64bit WEP, and (b) could be configured from a web browser rather than some windoze conf tool on the end of a USB cable.
It's still miles cheaper than an airport of course, and shucks who cares about cute design when the whole point is to hide my hardware in the cellar away from the girlf.
Anyway, it works marvellously so far: 80% of the connection blue bar shimmies on the mac, it has MAC filtering that wasn't mentioned on the site, and it does that super 22Mbps thing although I've no idea yet if my other machines support that.
Only problem so far is that opening an ssh connection from the imac to the router now takes forever - 'tis fine once authentification is done - but from the router to the imac is as it was before ... !?