Vimpress

02Mar10

This post is written with Vimpress. I wanted to try this other Vim plugin to post to WordPress.


Yesterday I installed Google Chrome on my Mac to give it a try. I had heard a lot of things on this new web browser so I wanted to have my own opinion. Well, the first impression is that it’s really fast, fluid and simple.

I’m used to using Safari and Camino and I must admit I’m a bit foiled by the lack of interface for managing the bookmarks. I was very satisfied with Safari bookmarks manager  that allowed me to store and search my hundreds of bookmarks. I had lately tried Camino and was more satisfied with the simplicity and the speed of its manager. I looked for some plugins to extend the possibilities of bookmarks management on Google Chrome but I didn’t find anything interesting.

There are other little things that are missing:

  • a full screen mode
  • last thumbnails are not saved after closing Chrome

I guess these features will come in the future but for now I think Google Chrome is not matured enough (on Mac anyway).

I will keep on using it to see how it evolves.


Whitebox

14Sep09

My second vim colorscheme, whitebox, is an attempt to provide a light scheme with vivid colours. Indeed I’ve been looking for one and all I could find was schemes with dull and sad colours. So I made my own, a bit inspired by whytheluckystiff‘s style.

whitebox


I tested Wordle, a website where you can do art, handling words and colours. I chose an Arthur C. Clarke’s quote as an illustration.

Wordle: Arthur C. Clarke's citation


Alpine

01Aug09

I finally succeeded in configuring Alpine, a UNIX email client. I had already tried with Mutt, another must-have, but it tourned out to be a real nightmare.

In fact, the most difficult part was the configuration of msmtp as an smtp client. Here is a .msmtprc file that helped me.


 

As a Vim user, I often test colorschemes. One of  my favourite schemes is zenburn, created by Jami Nurminen. I needed one with a high contrast and with almost the same colors, so I’ve decided to make my own. Here it is:
As a Vim user, I often test colorschemes. One of  my favourite schemes is zenburn, created by Jani Nurminen. I needed one with a high contrast and with almost the same colors, so I’ve decided to make my own. Here it is: darkburn.
darkburn : a mod of zenburn

darkburn : a mod of zenburn

 


Processing

10May09
Processing logo

Processing

Processing is a programming language and an IDE to visualize data, create animations, teach. It was created by Benjamin Fry and Casey Reas from Aesthetics and Computation Group at MIT. I started to learn it, it’s quite simple and it’s incredible to see what we can do with it. Although the graphical part is based on Java you  don’t have to know it to write programs in Processing. Maybe in the future, when I’m better, I’ll try to post some things.




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