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Custom macros to integrate Todo.txt with Komodo Edit

I went to a PHP developer’s meetup recently, where the topic was IDE’s. As some of you may know, I’m a dedicated Vim user, but that’s because I’m most productive using Vim. I don’t have any extreme aversion to using an IDE. As a matter of fact, if I...

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More Cascading AJAX Dropdowns with CodeIgniter

Probably the most popular post in the history of this blog is “Populate DropDowns with jQuery and Codeigniter”. In that post, I gave a quick overview of how to set up a dropdown or select box that depends on the value selected in another form element. That post was...

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My Workflow. Notes with Vim, Archives in Evernote.

There are several schools of thought when it comes to digital note taking and productivity.  One school advocates powerful tools such as Evernote, which allows you to take notes, clip articles and images, and save documents into a note.  Evernote also has some pretty powerful search functionality that lets...

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5 Reasons why Vim is my new IDE

Of course, referring to Vim as an IDE isn’t specifically correct.  It’s a text editor, but man, it can do so much more.  I think most programmers are always on the lookout for the text editor/IDE that really fits them.  It’s not that we’re looking for a magic bullet...

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Forcing Tmux to use 256 colors

I’ve been messing around with my terminal display, trying to church it up a little.  I tried Powerline, but didn’t have great luck with it.  So, I’m going old school and just adjusting conf files for the applications that I use all the time, mainly tmux and vim.  I’ve...

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Setting up Powerline for Vim and Tmux

I spend almost all of my time on the command line and I use Tmux and Vim obsessively.  Like a lot of people, I want my environment to be pleasing, so I was excited when I found out about Powerline, a status line / prompt utility that works with...

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