Once you try a solid state drive you never go back. It’s blazingly fast. I complement that experience with a RAM drive to store temporal files, cache and disposable files (screenshots, unzipped files, downloaded attachments).
I’ll explain you how to set up a RAM disk. Spoiler: the hardest part of installing it is downloading the program you’ll need to create it.
The Linux commmand line is powerful, and if you try it for five minutes you’ll see that Windows’ cmd (a reminiscence of DOS) is depressingly limiting. Cygwin comes to fix that.
In this post you’ll learn how to make your console looks like this:
When I write my CSS code, it usually looks like the screenshot on the right: I use big text made with FIGlet (using this tool) so I can find a section of code fast just by looking at SublimeText‘s minimap. There are also useful comments along the code. Those comments are great while we are working, but if they were left on production they would yield several bytes of overhead.
Keep reading to see how to implement this!
You probably don’t use the Caps Lock key and, as you can see, that key is wasting a precious spot on the keyboard. So why don’t we map it to something useful?
Reading Hack a Day I found an interesting challenge: drawing their logo somewhere. And the fact that was even more interesting: “preference will be given to the largest and smallest submissions“.
I started figuring out how to do something like that with the things I had around, and settled for using a laser and two servos. Even though I missed the deadline for submissions, it became a very interesting project and I learned a lot. Continue reading