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lornajane /
Last active Nov 23, 2020
Keyboard Only OS X

Keyboard-only Mac Cheatsheet

Hi, I'm Lorna and I don't use a mouse. I have had RSI issues since a bad workstation setup at work in 2006. I've tried a number of extra hardware modifications but what works best for me is to use the keyboard and only the keyboard, so I'm in a good position and never reaching for anything else (except my coffee cup!). I rather unwisely took a job which required me to use a mac (I've been a linux user until now and also had the ability to choose my tools carefully) so here is my cheatsheet of the apps, tricks and keyboard shortcuts I'm using, mostly for my own reference. Since keyboard-only use is also great for productivity, you may also find some of these ideas useful, in which case at least something good has come of this :)

Apps List

There's more detail on a few of these apps but here is a quick overview of the tools I've installed and found helpful

Tool Link Comments
dzhu /
Last active Nov 14, 2020
description of the HTTP endpoints available from Screeps, and a Python wrapper to access them (requires requests library)
import json
from base64 import b64decode
from collections import OrderedDict
from cStringIO import StringIO
from gzip import GzipFile
import requests
## Python before 2.7.10 or so has somewhat broken SSL support that throws a warning; suppress it
snipe / rss_img_ripper.php
Last active May 16, 2017
Quick and dirty script to download thumbnail and fullsize images from RSS feed. The RSS feed can be remote, but this was a one-off I needed to throw together, so I just downloaded the RSS feed to my local drive.
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$feed = 'recent.rss';
$xml = new SimpleXMLElement(file_get_contents($feed));
$xml->registerXPathNamespace('media', $feed);
$images = $xml->xpath('/rss/channel/item/media:content/@url');
foreach ( $xml->channel->item as $item ) {
$namespaces = $item->getNameSpaces(true);
$media = $item->children($namespaces['media']);
JeffreyWay / gist:1525217
Created Dec 27, 2011
Instant Server for Current Directory
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alias server='open http://localhost:8000 && python -m SimpleHTTPServer'
Problematic / RegistrationController.php
Created May 26, 2011
Symfony2 user registration mockup
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namespace Problematic\UserBundle\Controller;
use Symfony\Bundle\FrameworkBundle\Controller\Controller;
use Problematic\UserBundle\Entity\User;
class RegistrationController extends Controller
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