Tweaking Vim To Be A More Suitable C/C++-IDE

Being a true Vim patriot requires me to share with my fellow brethren my repertoire of handmade tools, lest they should be forsaken. Therefore I will present in this very post some script fragments to drastically improve productivity when developing C/C++ inside Vim. All of these fragments are part of my .vimrc and can thus be viewed on my dotfiles repo on GitHub. Include guard insertion Upon creating a .h or ....

October 27, 2018 · 5 min · 895 words · Gian Sass

Android Rooting

I have a love/hate relationship with Android. Clearly, Android has the superior platform, being customizable and being based off the Linux kernel. But it lacks uniform stability and is clustered among vendors. I’m not saying that individuality is a bad thing, what I’m saying is that Android means different things to different people, because they all have a different subset of stock applications and other things. It’s almost like the market of Linux distributions, except that I have even less control....

March 9, 2016 · 3 min · 580 words · Gian Sass

Speed Up Ubuntu 15.10 Running on VirtualBox

The latest Ubuntu releases always lack good stability with not-so obvious solutions, as Ubuntu 12.04 and prior worked without any such problems. Here are some quick fixes to speed up Ubuntu 15.10 running on VirtualBox. Before you do any of this make sure your software is up to date. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade 1. Enable 3D Acceleration Ubuntu with its Unity desktop has become quite graphics-intensive. As such it is recommended to let the VM use full power of your graphics card, and, if necessary, to increase the video memory for high resolutions....

January 30, 2016 · 2 min · 238 words · Gian Sass

Access Hidden Files in Time Machine

Like using Time Machine? For me it’s a pleasure. The only annoyance is that OSX deliberately tries to keep you from accessing hidden files. Well, that’s why they are called “hidden”, but I’m a hacker, I need to see everything. There are three ways of doing this. 1. Show all hidden files in Finder Time Machine uses the same settings as Finder. That’s why you can use following commands to make hidden files appear....

January 16, 2016 · 2 min · 220 words · Gian Sass

Developing on an iPad – How Much More Can You Simplify?

A sudden feeling of minimalism made me try out web development on an iPad. There are some crazy folks out there who replace their high-end laptops with thin, low-featured tablets. What’s appealing about this new cloud-only movement I thought? Seems like you just an iPad and a keyboard for this experiment. I then lend an iPad Air 2 from my mom and bought a cheap wireless keyboard that could be connected with bluetooth....

January 14, 2016 · 3 min · 440 words · Gian Sass