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I love working from the command line. And while I can quickly open and hack away at any terminal in Ubuntu, I noticed a laggy experience on my MacBook Pro in iTerm2. Typing commands didn’t bug me as much as editing in vim, which would slow considerably when scrolling through a file.

I tried changing the font and upping the keystroke repeat rate (which needed to be done anyways), but all to no avail. It wasn’t until I plugged in a second monitor that I noticed the real issue: my Retina display; iTerm was snappy on my non-Apple 1080p monitor.

It looks like this has been an issue for a while. For now, it’s back to for me.

$ logout


I’ve accumulated a few laptops over the past five years. My first laptop “lasted” for four years of college (i.e. killed its first hard drive and was running Vista for most of its career), but I’ve since moved on to more powerful, non-Windows machines. Though four computers may seem a little unnecessary to my girlfriend, each still serves its own purpose in the various virtual ventures I partake in today.

Dell Inspiron · Windows 7 · Previously, my primary computer. Currently hooked to my MIDI-enabled piano for any time I want to work on some music. Occasionally turned on and remote desktop’d into when I really need IE or Photoshop.

System76 Gazelle Professional · Ubuntu 13.04 · Primary computer for everything; mostly-permanent denizen of my desk hooked to an external mouse, keyboard, hard drives, and second monitor.

Apple MacBook Pro · OS X 10.9 · Day job computer; occasional development and double pixel-density web testing at home.

Lenovo ThinkPad X201 · Lubuntu 12.10 · Primary “laptop,” i.e. portable computer; pretty much a dedicated development machine and replacement for my Samsung N130 netbook, whose two-year use inspired my full switch to Linux, and whose left-clicker recently went kaput.

$ logout