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Syntax highlighting in less on osx | Putting the fun into Funkworks

To get lovely syntax highlighting in the OSX terminal (for seeing the output of ‘less’ nicely):

$ brew install source-highlight 

Add these your .profile or appropriate dotfile (.bash_profile, .zshrc)

LESSPIPE=`which src-hilite-lesspipe.sh`

export LESSOPEN="| ${LESSPIPE} %s"

export LESS='-R'


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CELTA: Day 1

The posts coming up will likely be of even less interest to anyone but myself than usual, but I need to keep a record of the events of the next few months for myself so this is where that will be. The writing may be marginally readable, but the intent here is to preserve my notes for my own recollection (just because, and also just because a future assignment asks for an overview of my experiences). This will eventually evolve into a more reflective journal, but it will begin quite tediously while hopefully becoming less so …

Today was the first day of my first formal teacher training and development class: CELTA. I was not only concerned about the class, but also the transportation logistics. These fears were unfounded, as the tutors and fellow trainees are delightful, and the MRT to the Toa Payoh branch of the British Council actually had seats available since the direction I have to travel is opposite to that of most of the human mass during my commute time.

The class will have written assignments (4) and actual teaching (9 observed classes). The teaching will be in the mornings and the afternoons will be filled with input, tutoring, and planning. The evaluation of, and feedback upon, our progress will be continuous so there’s no chance of being caught suddenly unaware of impending failure.

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