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Comment: Re:Interesting spin (Score 1) 117

by Maexxus (#27800755) Attached to: <em>Quake Live</em> Dev Says Mac and Linux Are "Top Priority"

Well the Quake 3 engine is most definitely cross platform, and is being ported to many architectures (as seen by the ioquake3 posts here), but I think the real battle id is facing is not getting the engine itself running, but getting it to run inside the target web browsers. As far as I can tell each browser platform does this in a slightly different way, and I think there are already separate builds for IE and Firefox on Windows to accommodate this.

Comment: make-frame-on-display (Score 1) 412

by Maexxus (#25682975) Attached to: (Stupid) Useful Emacs Tricks?

I'm not an Emacs user, however I have lately tried to use it a little and become more comfortable with it. One thing I think is really cool is being able to do M-x make-frame-on-display and then have a new frame appearing on a display (obviously). This is pretty useful for collaborative editing more than anything. I wish such a feature existed in Vi/Vim :(

Comment: Some basic but useful commands (Score 2, Insightful) 702

by Maexxus (#25667523) Attached to: (Useful) Stupid Vim Tricks?

Very basic commands, but the ones I use the most are:
o - Open a new line in insert mode
cw - Delete word and enter insert mode (change word)
dw - Delete word
d$/c$ - Delete/Change to end of line
dd - Delete Line and Yank
yy - Yank Line
p - Paste

These simple commands alone make Vi/Vim very fast for editing.

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