Monday, February 26, 2007

SpotlightFS Source Available

Some folks were asking me about this, and I'm sorry I couldn't answer sooner. Anyway, the source for SpotlightFS is now available via the main MacFUSE project page.

Oh, there's also a very cool Objective-C wrapper around MacFUSE that makes writing a file system almost trivial. The source for this is also available over at MacFUSE. Please go check it out.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Costco's Microsoft iPod Display

I stopped by Costco today to see if it was worth a membership. I was greeted by a lovely iPod display just a few feet inside the door, but something was amiss. Needless to say, I left sans membership (there were other reasons as well).

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Switch to zsh

Hey folks. I have been working on some pretty neat stuff lately, but I haven't had much time to post. I'll try to get an interesting post out the door soon.

I'm also giving zsh a shot as my default shell. I've always liked bash because it's very powerful and can do some very cool things, but zsh seems to have just about everything bash has, and then some. One of the biggest benefits of zsh is that zsh lets you have a shell prompt on the right-hand side of the screen; really cool.

moby[jgm]> cd /var/log                                ~ 
moby[jgm]> /var/log


Most of the advanced shell tricks, such as process substitution, also work in zsh, so you likely won't miss much there. Zsh can't do the bash trick of creating sockets by referencing files in /dev/tcp/host/port, but as cool as that is, I never actually found a use for it (nc is almost always more versatile in this respect).

So far zsh seems pretty darn cool, and it's an easy switch from any bourne-style shell.