This is a following-up post for this post. In my previous post, I have discussed how to perform copy/paste quickly using mouse buttons. The setup requires Compiz. If you use Compiz as your window manager, great, you don't need to read this article. If you don't, you still have alternative.
Updated (3/4/2013): If you don't have Compiz, you may read this article first.
As a programmer, the ability perform copy and paste efficiently is vital to me. What can be more efficient than Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V -- you might ask. Well, they are very efficient if you are right-handed, but I am left-handed (or rather, ambidextrous). I prefer to use the mouse with my left hand.
Here's the problem: when I am using a mouse, how can I do copy and paste without my left hand leaving the mouse for the keyboard? The right-click-to-bring-up-the-context-menu-and-copy thing will not do -- in order to copy like that, I need to first right click to bring up the context menu, move the mouse cursor the "Copy" position in the context menu, click on it; to paste, I need to right click again to bring up the context menu, and move the mouse cursor to the "Paste" position, click on it. That's four clicks and two movements. I am not all satisfied. After some experiment, I come up with a little script that will allow me to perform copy and paste quickly on a mouse.
Lately, I have been working frequently with a couple EC2 instances. Remote editing on these instances has become a day-to-day task for me. These instances are based on Amazon Linux. I am so used to the "Ubuntu" way of remote editing, which I have described here. With EC2 instances, however, this method seems to be impossible -- as I need to supply the key file when mounting the remote location via SSH.
I was doing some QA for a Facebook application the other day. I encountered a strange error message that only occurred in IE 7, but not in any other browsers that I tested against with (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, perhaps IE >= 8 too).