Relative line numbers and you

In May, I switched to using relative line numbers in Vim and I thought I should share a bit about my experiences. In preemptive summary, my impression so far is “OMG where have you been all my life relative numbers!”.

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Vim splitting shortcuts

I have a quite a few leader mapped keys in my .vimrc, and I use some of them. The mapping that I use the most is to split the vim window to an existing buffer buffer. If I wanted to split to file I have already opened, and I know the buffer number is 2, I could type:

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Bashing long Python commands down to size

In November I started working at an awesome Toronto Company called Vantage Analytics where I have the pleasure of writing Python everyday. While working there, I ended up getting sick of typing python manage.py over and over again, so I created some bash and zsh aliases for Python.

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What's the deal with the name hockeybuggy?

Whenever I tell someone what my email is, I get asked about the name hockeybuggy.

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State of the Dotfiles

In this post I am gonna talk about the things in my configuration that I am really excited about. Warning: non-technical people may find this either super boring, undecipherable or both. Often the things I am excited about are recent changes, but sometimes they are old treasures that I really like.

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The Wikipedia pages of the day are about Switch Pitching

Today I discovered from the fount of knowledge that is Wikipedia, about switch pitchers. While there are many switch hitters (a person who can hit both left and right) playing baseball today, It is incredibly rare for a pitcher to pitch with more than one hand.

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Adding Semantics

Today I made a change to this blog. I hope that you can’t see the difference between the site now and an archived copy from last month. The change that I made (as you may be able to tell from the title) was to add semantics to the site.

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The wikipedia page of the day is about the Levianthan of Parsonstown

Yesterday I was reading a wonderful article about early astronomy and the contributions of Isaac Roberts. But it was not the work that Roberts did at the turn of the century that caught my interest but, another earlier telescope.

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The wikipedia page of the day is Quebec nicknames of politicians

I stumbled upon this awesome page and I think it gives some interesting insight into how various politicians are regarded in Quebec.

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The wikipedia page of the day is Graça Machel

Today’s wikipedia page is about the amazing Graça Machel. This amazing woman has been both the first lady of Mozambique (Samora Machel) and the first lady of South Africa (Nelson Mandela 1998-1999). She remained married to Nelson Mandela until his death in 2013.

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