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I am a photographer, entrepreneur, technologist, guitarist, climber, and telemark skier

This blog is about startups, blogging, Ruby On Rails, virtualization and cloud computing, photography, customer service, marketing, ux and design, git, and lots more.

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Posts Tagged programming

Nine months of pair programming

I’ve paired off and on throughout my programming career, but for the last nine months, I’ve had a chance to pair nearly full time. I’m not much of a drink-the-koolaid dogmatist, so I’ll try to give my honest opinion about what’s wonderful and not so wonderful about pair programming. The Good: Zero time for knowledge […]

30 May 2012 @ 11am


Stop using colon commands in vim

Time for another vim geekout! :) Typing colon :commands is really slow. You have to hit shift, colon, command, plus enter to execute. You’re taking a 3 keypress overhead every time you use one. So what to do? Simplify your life with a three tiered approach Super common things should be chords (Ctrl-something, Cmd-something, Cmd-Shift-something) […]

17 April 2012 @ 11am


How to change vim syntax colors that are annoying you

If you look at code all day, having readable colors is going to be the biggest thing that saves your eyes. Here’s how I tweak my colors any time they bother me. To start, you’ll need this little piece of script, which gives you a ,hi alias, which will display the current highlight group. 1. […]

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