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Higlight Similar Text in Aptana

On Windows, I use a text editor called Programmer's Notepad. It is the best light-weight text editor for programming in Windows from my experience. Apart from the standard text editor features of syntax hi-lighting, highlighting matching braces etc., PN has a nifty feature of highlighting similar text; very useful following a variable or an object through the source code. Aptana Studio is m ...

Shortcut Keys not working in VirtualBox under Mac OS X

If you are running Windows, Ubuntu, other any other Linux distro in VirtualBox under Mac OS X, you are likely to discover that the normal Mac shortcuts keys don't work. command C don't copy, you can't tab using Command tab etc. It may seem like a buggy VirtualBox build, but it is not so. You just have to remember that host OS behaves like itself, and not like Mac OS X. There is no ...

Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT) – VirtualBox Mac

So you tried installing Ubuntu on your Mac's VirtualBox and got this error: [code] Failed to load VMMR0.r0 (VERR_SUPLIB_OWNER_NOT_ROOT). [/code] There probably are many causes for this error, but the one I encountered was because of /Applications not being owned by root. To see who owns /Application currently: [code] $ ls -l / [/code] If the owner of /Applications is not root: [code] $ sudo chown root /Applications [/code] Try ins ...

Markdown Tutorial

Curious about Markdown? Wondering what its uses are? How vast and difficult it might be to learn it? Worry not, for the Captain of the Internets is here to guide you through the sea of Markdown toughness. Everyone aboard the Markdown tutorial ship! Markdown is a simplified text formatting language. It is like HTML, you use combination of weird characters to format text - only much simpler, and more friendly to humans. Markdown is frequently used fo ...

Sourceforge download does not start – Force it anyway

It is common experience that Sourceforge downloads are frequently slow as hell. Whatever may be the cause, most of the time one can bear the slow download, but when the download itself doesn't start you have a big problem. You click the download link and all you get is an infinitely busy browser - the server never times out, but your download doesn't start either. Solution: Install an ad blocking extension for your browser ...