A lot of the replies bring up specific areas that are definitely worth knowing about. However, there really aren't too many things you need to get an entry level programming job.
Is it because you hit the API limit? The Twitter API only allows you to call it every 5 minutes.
Your going to have to use a shell command to run the AppleScript file. The command is:
I sure do :D
I've used Vico a little bit and like some of the visual things it does. I have the same issue with VIM shortcuts. I'll use them whether I'm in VIM or not :P
I wholeheartedly agree with VIM. VIM is the ultimate editor. It can literally do anything that any modern text editor can do, and VIM shortcuts have now become muscle memory. I feel cramped when I can't use them.
While Google itself might not be "evil", the data they save (and eventually sell) can - and most likely will be - abused. I'm sure there are a few seedy things going on inside the company itself, but I trust the 3rd party companies that eventually get the data even less than I trust Google itself. I do use some of…
I personally think that Java is an overly-complex first language. The most basic hello world program still takes at least 3 lines. Plus, object oriented programming isn't the first thing you learn in a Java course, so there's a lot of boilerplate crap you have to write, and it appears completely useless to the…
I second this. Lua is a really simple language to learn and (while not containing a lot of features more full fledged languages have) is pretty robust (especial with the control you have over tables).
Vote: Apple Time Capsule
Why: Apple always makes high quality products, and the Time Capsule is certainly a good one if you're on OSX (I'm not sure if it works with Windows/Linux). The Time Machine software will back up your computer at dedicated times so you don't even have to think about it. I also use it as a wifi…