Apple Should Keep The Finder

I happen to like the Finder application on the MacOS. I use it a lot. There are rumors around Apple that they might drop the Finder application in exchange for an OS that is more intuitive. Working with file managers can be a daunting task, but it’s not that difficult. I can’t imagine an OS without a file manager. Every OS has their own version of a file manager. Windows has Explorer, Linux has Gnome’s Nautilus, and ┬áthe Mac has the Finder. So, Apple better not drop the Finder because it’s not intuitive enough, unless Apple has a better alternative for navigating the file system.

Install Git On Your Ubuntu Desktop

I’ve been using Subversion for years. Git has been picking up a lot of steam. So, it’s time for a version control refresh. I’ve been playing around with Git the last three weeks. I love it. If you’re interested in learning Git, or just want Git installed on your Ubuntu desktop, this is an article for you. For weeks, I have been looking for a really easy way to install Git, but I haven’t seen one to my liking, until tonight when I found this website.

I found this Git package that is ready for all the latest Ubuntu releases. It’s available for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, which I am using at the moment, and all the way to the latest release, version 11.04. All you have to do is add the repository to your software source. To install Git, open up your Terminal and type in the following commands:

Add Repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pdoes/ppa/ubuntu

Update

sudo apt-get update

Install Git

sudo apt-get install git

If you’re new to Git, start learning by reading the Git Tutorial online. It’s excellent documentation by the way. So, there you have it. An easy way to install Git on your Ubuntu desktop.

How To Truncate Text In CSS

Let’s say you have a tiny section on your website with a list of bullet points, but the text is too long. You would like to be able to truncate or cut off the extra characters to prevent the text from wrapping around to the next line. You can apply CSS to prevent your bullet points from wrapping around to the next line. Here’s what you will need to do. Assuming your div is a class called “bullets.”

.bullets {
white-space: nowrap;
overflow: hidden;
text-overflow: ellipsis;
}

The ellipsis will add three little dots at the end telling your readers the text has been truncated. Simple enough.