I’ve been a user of iTerm2 along with oh-my-zsh for a while now. One thing that has always annoyed me is that when I start a new tab in iTerm2, it takes anywhere from 1 to 5 seconds to come up. I had always kind of blamed oh-my-zsh and lived with it.
It turned out that the lag time was due to iTerm2 using login as the default command when you start a new session. Changing the Command in iTerm2 from “Login shell” to /usr/local/bin/zsh -i significantly sped up tab creation for me.
Just thought I’d share in case anyone else out there is living with some iTerm slowness.
Most of the people I work with know I’m a huge fan of the amazing Alfred App and their tumblr blog. I’ve recently started using Spotify and like it, but there was no way to control spotify from within alfred.
Spotify just released their applescript support, and Alfred just released their applescript support, so I went ahead and created a little spotify plugin for alfred. You can download the extension from here. One downloaded, just double click it to install it in Alfred. Usage looks like:
This weekend I replaced my beloved 17” MacBook Pro with a shiny new 13” MacBook Air. I originally purchased the MBP as my primary desktop so I bought something with horsepower at the cost of weight and battery life. Since I started at Tumblr I do most of my work at the office so my home machine is where I mostly pay bills, read, work on small side projects, etc. The comparative specs:
The air boots nearly instantly due to the SSD, and the Geekbench scores show it slightly edging out the older machine. I would say the Air is on par with the mid-2010 Pro. For the current workload on the Air, the faster disk is a huge advantage over the extra RAM in my old box.