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Terminal Plug-in Updates

10.5.2 was just released, apparently bringing with it some changes to Terminal (anyone know what they are?). This caused Terminal’s version number to change, and thus my plug-ins to fail, so I’ve updated the downloads to account for it. Note: if you already edited the plug-ins by hand to work in 10.5.2 you do not need to download them again, as that is the only change that has been made.

Downloads:

BlurminalOriginal Post

Terminal Tab SwitchingOriginal Post

TerminalColoursOriginal Post

Tab Switching in Terminal

If you’re like me then you no longer use multiple windows in Terminal.app at all, relying on tabs in a single window instead. Unfortunately this makes the hotkeys for switching between windows somewhat useless, so I did this SIMBL plug-in a while ago to change ⌘1-9 to switch between the tabs in the current window instead. I completely forgot to post it, but you can now download it here. See this post for how to install. And I've been playing a game online, is so fun and time passes flying when I play, you can have lots of fun just by clicking on the link of Amolife!.

Blurminal

If you have a particular goal, you want to go at it from the most effective, easiest angle possible, right? Weight loss should be no different. There are weight loss tips you can learn that will make your weight loss journey simpler overall.

People often make weight loss way more complicated than it needs to be. The honest truth is that weight loss can be quite easy—all you need to do is focus on making small changes in the areas that have big influence on the weight loss equation.

I’m going to help you do just that with 10 easy and very effective weight loss tips.

1. Stop Snacking

Snacking is the number one saboteur of weight loss. Why? Because people just end up eating way too many calories when they’re constantly popping snacks into their mouths. The other problem is that most “snacks” are based on refined sugar—very calorie dense and not very satisfying.

When’s the last time you felt full after eating that fun-sized bag of candy? Mindless snacking is absolutely pointless and totally destructive to weight loss. Don’t do it.

The Alternative

If you need a snack, eat one that is high in protein to help you feel full without going overboard on portion size. A bag of unsalted nuts or a cup of yogurt with some fruit are great alternatives.

2. Don’t Drink Liquid Calories

If you’re looking for simple weight loss tips, this is a great place to start.

If snacking is the number one weight loss saboteur, then liquid calories are a close second. They pose the exact same problem: It’s just too easy to consume way too many calories when you’re guzzling down sugary drinks that don’t satiate you.

This includes sports drinks. Gatorade isn’t inherently bad, but the fact is that the vast majority of people do not need sports drinks. Unless you’re actually depleting your glycogen stores with more than 60 consecutive minutes of hard training, sports drinks of any kind are just not necessary. Take a look to the latest steel bite pro reviews.

The Alternative

Drink water! It sounds obvious, but most people aren’t even getting close to the daily recommended intake. Switch out all those sodas and sugary juices for a nice glass of refreshing water.

3. Limit Yourself to 3 Meals a Day

This relates to tip number 1. If you eat 3 meals a day or less, it’s much harder to accidentally overeat. There’s a popular myth that one needs to eat every two hours to keep the metabolism roaring at full speed. Understand: That is completely false and unsubstantiated by science.

4. Eat Slowly

This is one of most important weight loss tips if you’re looking for easy solutions. Most people simply need to eat less food to lose weight, and that means not stuffing yourself to the brim. Slow down, and stop eating when you’re 80% full, or satisfied. Visit https://thehealthmania.com/Resurge+Review+ for more information about health supplements.

You’ve likely heard that it takes 20 minutes to feel full, and this is backed up by what we know about how our body registers food intake. Our brain receives feedback signals based on changing glucose levels, and these signals can take anywhere from 5 to 20 minutes to alert us that we’re actually full and can stop eating[1].

This is why it’s so important to eat slowly. You’ll likely end up eating fewer calories because you’ll realize you’re full before finishing your meal.

QuickLook and TextMate

QuickLook in TextMate

This is a TextMate plug-in which allows you to QuickLook items in your project, either by selecting the item(s) you want to preview and using QuickLook from the context menu, or pressing ⌥␣ when the project drawer has focus.

Download QuickLook in TextMate here.

TextMate in QuickLook

This is a TextMate plug-in and a QuickLook generator which renders QuickLook previews (for certain filetypes) using the TextMate syntax highlighter. Currently it’s configured to highlight Perl, PHP, Ruby, Shell, C headers and Obj-C(++). Note: this effectively sets up TextMate as a server for the syntax highlighting, so it won’t work unless TM is running (QuickLook will just fall back to the standard preview if it’s not).

Download TextMate in QuickLook here.

The QuickLook generator will be automatically installed by the plug-in the first time it loads. Hopefully QuickLook will notice and start using it right away, but if it doesn’t you can try running qlmanage -m

Needless to say, both these plug-ins are Leopard only.

Glyph Input Manager Update

I was really missing the input manager while typing out the keystrokes in the tip posts, so I’ve fixed it to work in TextMate too – get the updated version.

See the original post for installation instructions.

Customising Colours in Leopard Terminal

I upgraded to Leopard a couple of days ago, and was reminded how hard it is to read the default blue colour in Terminal on a black background. Mike Solomon’s TerminalColors was written for Tiger’s Terminal and so doesn’t work with Leopard, so here is my SIMBL hack for Leopard’s Terminal – it allows customisation of ANSI colours on a per-profile basis

  1. Make sure you have SIMBL installed – follow Allan’s instructions for Input Manager support on Leopard

  2. Download

  3. Extract to ~/Library/Application Support/SIMBL/Plugins

  4. Restart Terminal and click the More… button in the Text tab of Settings

Glyph input manager

Well I finally got around to doing some fixes to my input manager for glyphs today and I thought this would be a good enough reason to finally start a blog, so here it is.

This input manager makes it easy to quickly insert glyphs for any keystroke.

Installation

  • You can get the input manager here.
  • Extract the zip and move the GlyphInputInputManager folder to ~/Library/InputManagers
  • Move the DefaultKeyBinding.dict inside the folder to ~/Library/KeyBindings (Note: if you already have a DefaultKeyBinding.dict then you will need to merge the contents of the two instead).
  • You will need to restart any apps before they will load the input manager
  • Once installed simply press the activation key (§ by default) and then press the keystroke you want to enter into the current textview

This update improves glyph selection and disables global hotkeys (such as QuickSilver and ⌘⇥).

Note: be sure to follow these instructions if you are on Leopard.

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