I just found the fantastic Transform effect (Effects → Distort & Transform → Transform) that lets me create a reflection of a shape and translate it so that it’s next to the original. And all in real-time, so I can edit the shape on the right and the whole shield changes!
Something I do multiple times a day in Gmail is click “Read” to select all messages I’ve read, then hit “Archive.” I’ve used keyboard shortcuts for a while (enable them in Gmail’s settings), but I didn’t know until today that there’s a keystroke for “select all read messages.” It’s * r. Then just hit y to archive.
You can also use * u for unread messages, or * a and * n for selecting and deselecting everything (respectively).
Easiest way to open MHT files on Mac OS X? Download Opera, it opens them perfectly!
Run that command in Terminal – now clicking iTunes’ grey arrows will show you the whole album instead of sending you to the iTunes store. You can option-click to go to the store if you really want to. Tip found here.
Reverse by replacing YES with NO.
On Windows, use this instead.
If you use make, run
/proc/cpuinfo | grep processor | wc -l
to see how many processors your box has. Then build with
where x is the number of processors.
edit: Apparently you can just run
make -j and have make pick how many jobs to run. I’m not sure how it decides, though, the man page just says “If the -j option is given without an argument, make will not limit the number of jobs that can run simultaneously.” This comment says that x should be the number of cores plus one, but I’m not sure why that is, either.