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Archive for the ‘Software’ tag

New Year test

Dec 29, '08

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I’m testing this Blogo software and have nothing better to say than “Happy New Year!”

CSS code:


.float_half_left
{
width: 50%;
float: left;
overflow: hidden;
}

In this example width: 50% doesn’t work in IE7. But it starts working when you do these changes:


div.float_half_left
{
float: left;
overflow: hidden;
width: 50%;
}

Happy CSSing

WriteRoom

Dec 12, '07

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WriteRoom is a piece of software for writing.

That’s actually it. It’s dead simple and it offers you the most productive environment to write – blank screen with your text. No distraction, no “features” to clutter up sourrounding space. Imagine you go to a quiet closet with only a sheet of paper and a pen.

When I installed it my first question was how someone can sell such a minimalistic word processor. The answer came after 3 minutes of writing – because it works with you on the right vibe. In 2 days I found out that WriteRoom doesn’t only remove nuisance, it actually helps writing. I found myself easily getting through my usual writing hiccups such as not being able to write for more than 20-30 minutes, rewrites, and reorganization. A writer can understand how much this means to productivity, in some cases it can have boolean effect on the result – if the work is ever finished or abandoned.

Even for an occasional writer such as myself I found WriteRoom making big difference. No wonder that pros go for it. Putting WriteRoom on top of my must-have pieces of software to install.

A cool program from binarynights. A convenient and fast two-panes file manager with FTP client. Tabs, favorites (where you can also store FTP links), anything you need from a file manager.

Requires some time to get used to, especially when you migrate from Windows software (like Total Commander) but ok for extensive use. Really worth $29.95

Autoindenting in gVim

Oct 18, '07

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You will laugh but being CEO, I often edit HTML code myself in good old vim (actually gVim, a Windows version) when building up sketches or changing production website pages.

Today I finally made myself research how to configure that mad gVim autoindenting when editing files. After looking it up in Google, I found how to remove the autoindenting at all. But that wasn’t exactly what I was seeking. Autoindening feature in Vim is ok, it just has insane shiftwidth, like 8 characters. At the point of giving up I actually RTFM and in usr_30.txt of the manual I found how to change it. For that you need to have a line like this:

set autoindent shiftwidth=2

in your vimrc file.

Now I’ll stop deleting all the extra tabs every time I go new line. Now that I defeated this fatal, very personal mental defect, I’m going to become a calm and sociable person, promise.

:wq