Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Graphical terminals clients in Gnome

As higher my Gnome version is, as slower it goes ... well not really. Sometimes Gnome guys improve its behavior, not just add features

But as my RAM hasn't grow up since I buy my laptop -I got 256 of RAM yet- I was looking how to obtain more performance... first thing I done was to switch from Gnome to XFCE and it really gives me an improvement but now I'm again with Gnome, don't ask me why...

Now I'm looking how much memory my command line uses... here're the data:

  1. gnome-terminal: 40.408 KB
  2. Terminal: 29.312
  3. xterm:10.824

Some other differences has to be keep in mind. Althoug xterm is really fast and light sometimes is too simple. I like tabs in my terminals, as far as I know there're no tabs in xterm, you only get something similar by using screen, which is also light and fast but a little bit... hard.

Gnome-terminal is the best option, or so it seems until I discover Terminal from XFCE. As authors says at their page is an alternative to gnome-terminal -my choice on gnome- but saving all those weightly libraries from gnome, so the same but faster and lighter.

This days I'm getting familiar with Terminal, with means nothing 'cause I really need a very basic console use and this is exactly as gnome-terminal is.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Bruce Lee variation: Be C my friend

Wheter Programming essentials at UOC are driving me crazy I received this funny text from my colleague Diego -thank you mate!-.
An explanation is needed if you're outside Spain: this days a famous car manufacturer is broadcasting a TV advertising base on a Bruce Lee interview.
As soon as it become popular geek people has toke this text and wirtte variation that ends saying things such as java my friend. This is supposed to be an ANSI C variation.

Empty your memory,
with a free()?.
like a pointer!
If you cast a pointer to a integer,
it becomes the integer,
if you cast a pointer to a struct,
it becomes a struct?.
The pointer can crash?,
and can Overflow?
Be a pointer my friend?.