Tag Archives: vim

Wombat

After trying nearly a zillion different shells on Windows, I’m back to Cygterm, in part because it makes cygwin happy and because I’ve just come to accept that some stuff will always require cmd.exe. Windows just sucks like that. On the upside, the Wombat VIM theme rocks my world.

Notes To A Future Self: Getting Productive On WinXP

Windows XP is truly a horrid desktop OS, particularly if you’re a programmer. The default install contains roughly nothing useful, and even getting a development environment going requires grabbing the likes of cygwin, Visual Studio, and a zillion patches from Microsoft. The truly dispiriting thing, though, is how badly cmd.exe still sucks. I fully admit […]

Big Questions On IE8’s Big Progress

So IE is the first browser out of the gate to do something sane about rendering engine locking to content…and good on them for it. Now we need to know a couple more details to see if it’s going to have real legs: What is the precedence for resolution of conflicting rules? If the compatible […]

Roxer Goes Live!

So once upon a time, back when I had a “real” job, I used to do security (specifically webappsec) for a living. One of the shining lights in that world for a long time has been Jeremiah Grossman, and as I moved out to the Bay Area, I was lucky enough to meet him in […]