writer of code – thinker of thoughts
I am a software guy with 20+ years experience. When I’m not writing code, I’m thinking about it. I have a wife I don’t deserve and 2 sons that don’t know better.
Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference, and this is about
as small as it can get. Occasionally, I hold down
e to view long
lines which have disappeared off the window. It’s a bad habit and the penalty
always ruins my concentration. But after I found this setting, I’m free
to cursor around like an innocent child unaware of death.
I found a plugin that is changing my Vim-tire life! This plugin is so awesome it should be built into default Vim. What does the plugin do? It enables the creation of new submodes. Why would a person want more modes?!? Isn’t dealing with modes the main deterrent for new Vim users? Isn’t Normal, Insert, Command-line, Visual, Select, and Operator-pending enough? (Did I miss one?) Let’s try out a new submode and see what happens.Read on →
For all the great things Vim has to offer, it still has some inconsistencies with
basic editors that I simply can’t unlearn. One of these nasties is moving the cursor
after a visual yank. Go ahead, try it:
vipy. Where’s your cursor? Where did
you expect it to be located? When you’re in a boring editor and do
shift-down-down-down <Cmd-c>, where’s your cursor? Where did you expect it
to be located? This janky behaviour always throws me off for a moment, then I
compose myself, do a
<backtick><greaterthan> to jump to the end of my selection, and
There must be a better way!Read on →
I have a problem with the
^ key. I need its functionality, but its proximity is
too far for either of my stubby index fingers. No vimrc change can physically move it
closer to me, but I have found a way to move its funtionality to another a key.
A key which already knows how to go home. An alternate home. A home where my
heart isn’t. Enough drama, what’s the problem?!?
First post in 2 years. Sorry to keep you waiting.
I’ve been playing with Vim again, more specifically NeoVim https://neovim.io/, and this time I think it’s going to stick.
Sometimes, I want to delete text without worrying about blowing away the
register. This can be done by prefixing a normal or visual delete with
but that’s an awkward dance for my pinky and ring finger. Go ahead, try it.
You’ll feel like you’re in junior high again.
I’m sick of small “sexy” devices. I want a full screen every where I go. So I want some one to make this for us, and get a big celebrity to sport it and make it cool. I know I can’t pull it off alone.
I’m hoping the future Galaxy Note/Tab 3.0 can be hugged by Backpocket 2.0’s embrace.
(drawn with Papyrus on my Galaxy Note)
So what do you think tech boys and girls? Leave your comments below.Read on →