How to change the font of terminal in Windows

Command-Prompt-iconWant to change the font of the terminal in Windows?

  1. Write regedit in Windows’s start menu and run it;
  2. look for (CTRL+F) the Console/TrueTypeFont key;
  3. double-click on the string 00 and change the default font name with your loved one;
  4. start a terminal (“cmd”), right click on it, and click on “Properties”. Click on the “Font” tab and select the font of your choice;
  5. enjoy hours of CLI interaction.

Personal tip: I love and use the monospaced Consolas font family. Sharp, readable, and geeky 😀

Apple Keyboard Function Keys work on Windows (Apple Wireless Keyboard Helper)

apple keyboardIn my continuous seek for the best keyboard for my programming and writing endeavours I’ve become addicted to the Apple keyboards family: sleek design, well-separated keys and bucket-loads of aluminium. Perfect, but with one, BIG issue: I’ve never been able to use those practical function keys (backlight and volume control, process manager, etc.) on Windows.

Telling the truth, I found and tried a solution that used AutoHotKey but it required AHK to be installed and configured and, sometimes, it didn’t work at all.

Said that, let’s focus on the news: thanking its programmers, a new tool come to save the day! Continue reading

Finally! Snow Leopard 10.6.8 on my UL30A

UL30AIt’s a long time I’ve been trying to install Mac OS X — getting 100% functionality — on my notebook, the light-weight-shamefully-MacBookAir-imitating UL30A.

Its — not particularly MAC friendly — Hardware counts:

  • CPU – Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz
  • RAM – 4GB DDR3-800 (2 DIMMs)
  • Chipset – Intel GS45 Express
  • GPU – Integrated Intel GMA 4500MHD with 64MB dedicated memory
  • Display – 13.3″ TFT with WXGA (1366×768) resolution and LED backlight
  • Storage – Seagate Momentus 5400.6 320GB 2.5″ 5,400-RPM hard drive
  • Audio – Stereo HD audio via Realtek codec
  • Ethernet – 10/100 Ethernet via Atheros AR8132
  • Expansion slots 1 SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MSPRO/xD
  • WiFi – 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi via Atheros AR9285
  • Trackpad – Elantech trackpad with multi-touch scrolling
  • Camera 0.3 megapixel webcam

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The Glue (possibly Half-Paged-Self-Imposed) Double-Sided Book Binding Method

Book-iconThe art of binding books is an ancient craft, but actually it’s not so difficult to do.

Honestly speaking, I don’t claim — and require — to achieve the same quality of paperback books — those you can find on, for instance.

My solution is raw, idiot and dirty, but it works and, if you’re willing to upgrade it, I encourage you to share it with us 🙂

Ok, let’s stop blathering to focus on “The Glue (possibly Half-Paged-Self-Imposed) Double-Sided Book Binding Method” — next big thing: looking for an even longer title 😛

Crafting the Book

First things first, before binding the book you need the pages the book is made of.

This guide is focused on PDFs mainly because it’s the main format on which you’ll find books and — I think — the easiest format to convert to — its plenty of tools that convert ANY to pdf, if you need them Google is your friend.

Once you have your PDF, you need to print it. Continue reading

Un RSS feed per le uscite di Marvel Italia

Dato che non riesco a trovare da nessuna parte un feed che tenga traccia delle uscite dei miei fumetti preferiti ne ho scritto uno in php.


Per chi vuole usufruirne (non assicuro né la qualità né la continuità del servizio) riporto i link di abbonamento tramite FeedBurner.

Buona lettura 😉