Little bits about a lot of things

Little Bit One: Not knowing what to write about

I woke up this morning not knowing what I want to talk about today. The other days this week, I had a plan of attack for things I wanted to address.

Reading some articles about blogging though, it seems that some people advoate for not posting something every day. I hear the appeals to health and well-being; I get that it can be stressful to try and come up with something to say every day.

I’m in a different camp though. Being someone who likes to juggle a lot of projects at once, there’s always an issue I could be working on. Maybe not even an issue. During the “complete-this-project” phase, it’s always nice to know what the next step is; thus, having an unfinished project means there’s always a “next thing” to tackle.

Since I’m not a super genius, working on a project means confronting a problem and having to do a bit of digging to try and overcome it.

That’s what I’d like my blog posts to be about.

Little Bit Two: Spacemacs Update

I took a step back from learning Spacemacs a while ago. It was eating up a lot of time because I would have a question and google some things and get lost in how great some other feature is. Time was not something I had a lot of because I really wanted to finish some websites and get the freeCodeCamp Responsive Web Design certificate.

I still don’t have the certificate; I am closer than I was when I stopped using Spacemacs. I happened to open it up the other day and taking some notes with it just felt great.

I found some new features that I can’t see myself living without now: * SPC t r toggles “relative line numbers” to appear. Instead of normal line numbers, I see how far away a line is from the line I am editing on. This is great to use with Vim navigation because I just type in the number of lines I want to move, the direction I want to go, and I go! * SPC t - followed by H or L has changed the way I scroll through a document. The first command forces my cursor to sit on the equator of the screen. H says to move the cursor to the line at the top of my screen. So basically the whole screen scrolls until the top line is my equator line! L is the same thing, but for the bottom line.

The issue isn’t that other editors can’t do these things. It’s 2018, I’m sure someone somewhere has written the package that makes X editor do the same thing. It’s just that I’ll use Spacemacs for like an hour, get used to having the features, go use something else, realize I lack those features, and that’s where the problem is: why take the time to install/configure the features, when I can just open Spacemacs and have it immdiately.

I like to refer to this xkcd comic when dealing with things like this.

Little Bit Three: Coming Soon

I ended up having a lot to say here, so I’m moving it to a new post. This one turned out much longer than I thought it would.

Daily Blog Day 5 is in the books!

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