Mac-ing the Mac: Fix my Terminal!

So I recently got a brand new Macbook Pro for Work, but I am coming from a Fedora Machine; which to be honest may seem almost like a downgrade at this point. One thing I noticed is that I hated the look and feel of the stock Mac terminal. It felt really cluttered and at times cumbersome. To make your Mac more like Fedora’s bash do the following:

1) Make a backup of your existing .bash_profile

mv ~/.bash_profile ~/.bash_profile.bak

2) Open a new ~/.bash_profile and enter:

#!/bin/bash
export PS1="[\u@\h \W]$ "
alias ls="ls -G"
alias cp="cp -i"
alias mv="mv -i"
alias rm="rm -i"

3) Optional – Edit your root accounts bash profile as well to have a # instead of the $ (useful to prevent cumbersome mistakes)

#!/bin/bash
export PS1="[\u@\h \W]# "
alias ls="ls -G"
alias cp="cp -i"
alias mv="mv -i"
alias rm="rm -i"

Also add this to your .profile:

if [ -f ~/.bash_profile ]; then
. ~/.bash_profile
fi

Thanks to OSX Daily for the post!
http://osxdaily.com/2006/12/11/how-to-customize-your-terminal-prompt/

jQuery Tax Calculator + Chart.js

Wow. I forgot to show you all my cool little tax calculator I created! About two weeks ago, I created a jQuery based tax calculator. Same as before, I used bootstrap and jQuery. Wanna use it? Feel free to pull it out of the source! I think this is one of the most fluid tax calculators I’ve seen as well! Give me some feedback, or suggestions!

Want to play with it? Check it out live:
http://joelvasallo.com/taxcalc.html

Browse the source:
https://github.com/jvasallo/jquery-taxcalc

Lemme know what you think! Support the Chart.js project as well! It is actually a really nice and fluid chart using Javascript!

jQuery Scientific Calculator

Over the weekend, I created a jQuery based scientific calculator. Same as before, bootstrap and jQuery. Wanna use it? Feel free to pull it out of the source! I even tried to make it look like a “similar” calculator on the field! Give me some feedback, or suggestions!

Want to play with it? Check it out live:
http://joelvasallo.com/scicalc.html

Browse the source:
https://github.com/jvasallo/jquery-scicalc

Lemme know what you think! Note: try 777+777= for a neat trick

Welcome To My Portfolio!

 

Greetings Visitor,

My name is Joel Vasallo, and thank you for viewing my portfolio.

I am an enthusiastic and vibrant student, who is always well informed about new and emerging technologies. I am graduating in June 2013 with experience in the field of Information Technology and expertise in various programming languages, specifically Python and Java, and Application Development. I am up to date with various development tools and have experience with various methodologies, such as Git and Agile.

I am currently interested in an entry-level position with a technology based firm in development or project management in Illinois; though I am willing to relocate if needed.