Adios 2011 !

After finishing my final concert of the year 2 weeks ago, I finally had some time to organize my computer, configure the working enviroment, renew my blog. and study many different things!

The first thing that I wanted to study is VIM in order to get used to it more and more and be comfortable when programming. My final goal will probably be to make my osx Lion into Linux. But so far there are too many issues to solve in order to do that, such as to find a nice soundcard that I can work on both systems.

Well, anyway, I was not so close to terminal for instance. Few years ago, when my friend was telling me that some of the people are checking their email on terminal, I was baffled by it. Who knew if I would do that.. So, I was digging into the possibility and found ‘Mutt.’


It took a while to configure everything. The main issue was to use both Gmail and Hotmail, and to make it possible to read RSS feed. Due to many helps in google search, anyway, I am now using it.

Another big change is to use Midnight Commander instead of Finder as the window manager.Midnight Commander

The main issue for me on Lion was of course its usage of memory, but above all, I dislike this closed format that I cannot change anything, cannot watch the hidden files well, and without mouse, is hard to be flexible in use, and the amount of finder windows that I need to deal with.

Of course at the beginning, I was very much struggling with all shortcuts. But the best way to get used to it is to use lots and lots. and now, I feel pretty much comfortable.

 In order not to use finder (turn it off), I turn on ‘Path Finder’ when I log in to my system. Path finder has an option to ‘kill’ the finder without any harm on system. Then I turn it off, and turn on iTerm2, the replacement for osx Ternimal.

The black background, together with this new blog design, is due to the condition of my eyes. According to what doctor says, I have a brighter sight than others. So that I feel tired easily. Black background feels always comfortable to me. Also, in finder this is totally impossible.

Well, then I fixed this blog. I was using ‘Textyle,’ one of the blog environments from Korea, and it was way to slow. I really wanted to change it into WordPress but didn’t want to blow away the whole posts that I have written for 10 years. Yes!! Next year will be 10 years birthday of my blog. That became a motivation, and at the same time, I found a nice converter that a Korean programmer developed. Thanks to him, here I am.

Yes. time goes by. I am quite surprised that I have been running this blog for 10 years. But quite embarrassed by the content. Since I am developing myself, as I have been aiming to share what I have and think, I would like to make more efforts on running the blog. To post nice contents, first I need to study more though. 🙂

Happy that some of the missions have done. Personally I had a difficult year; finishing my study, hit by motorbike, and trying to stay in the Netherlands, etc etc.

But this moment that I am saying good bye to the year 2011, I am sure that next year it will be very much fruitful, and I go for it.

I never knew how much people are actually enjoying my posts. But whoever reads this, Merry christmas and Happy new year!

oh, and someday, I will get back to the subject of configuring Mutt and MC.

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