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Vimafarian

24 Feb 2009
Posted by acrollet

So in an earlier post, I complained about vimperator not being available for Safari. Well, like anyone else that's completely nuts would do, I decided to pull myself up by my own bootstraps and have a go. You may find (and install) my limited but functional beginnings here.

Posted by acrollet

Trying out the new Safari 4 beta today. Working very nicely so far - fast, light on cpu, etc. Still, I don't know if I can go on for too long without vimperator! Anyway, the point of this post was to recommend ClickToFlash. It does a nice job of blocking flash plugins, but also lets you whitelist by URL, which is nice for those few sites that you do want to see flash stuff on...

Posted by acrollet

Not too much to share today - just a couple neat little things I ran across over the past couple of days, to wit:

Posted by acrollet

Decided I was tired of having to manually go and look at my posts after I was done writing them... This latest version will open the post under your cursor in your default browser when you type 'o'. whoo! Tested and working on mac os x, could be dodgier on linux/windoze - leave a comment if you have trouble...

Posted by acrollet

Found a nice post on this kind of stuff here. I haven't implemented all of it by any means, but the omnifunc code completion and snippetsEmu are quite nice. Also did my own hacky perversion of the :make command.

Changing the oil

19 Feb 2009
Posted by acrollet

No, the title isn't some cool metaphor - this post really is about changing the oil. Anyway, the quick change places would have you change your oil every 3,000 miles. HOWEVER, they want to sell you oil, so they might be erring on the side of caution, so to speak. My car's manufacturer recommends changing the oil every 10,000 miles. HOWEVER, they want to sell me a new car. So, after many years of wondering about this conundrum, I've decided that the sweet spot between unnecessary oil changes and waiting too long must lie between those two extremes. Hey, it sounds good, right?

new theme!

27 Jan 2009
Posted by acrollet

My blog is back from the dead! Well, maybe for the day, anyway... (had the day off from work because of an ice storm) I decided to jazz it up a little, and installed the excellent nitobe theme. It's pretty much bone stock, except for the header images, which were all taken by me or my wife. If you're curious where any of them were taken, just post a comment and I'll be happy to tell ya...

Posted by acrollet

Thanks to a suggestion on an earlier post, I decided to extend the infamous VIM blogging client to all content types. It now comes with the capability to edit pages and stories by default, and it's easily extendible to other content types. (though you're restricted to editing the title and body, it won't do custom fields!) I suppose this would make the version number something like 0.03-rc2? Here's the (by now) de rigeur screenshot:

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