vim-tricks without plug-ins

vim is a text-editor I use a lot in my daily work. I even wrote my whole thesis with it. Most of the notes I do on my computer I do in vim, when I configure software I use vim, when I rarely code I use vim. The reason for me to start mutt, a console-based e-mail-client, was that it allowed me to use vim for writing e-mails1. Some time ago I found a presentation I finally watched which explains some nice-tricks you can do without using plug-ins:

  • file-search
  • tag-jumping
  • auto-completion
  • file system navigation and some more

I knew some of the stuff already but the talk was interesting nonetheless. If you use vim, watch it. And if you want more I can really recommend Practical Vim by Drew Neil.


  1. Nowadays I appreciate mutt for itself as well and each time I try something else, I switch back to mutt pretty fast.

Please don’t work at Uber

What the hell is Uber for a work place? 25% women going down to 6% in a year because of sexistic behavior (superiors asking women for sex, HR lies to them about being the first offense; perfect reviews but punishing behavior because they probably aren’t compliant enough with the sexistic behavior…). Aaah.

Reflecting On One Very, Very Strange Year At Uber

The HR rep began the meeting by asking me if I had noticed that *I* was the common theme in all of the reports I had been making, and that if I had ever considered that I might be the problem. (…) Our meeting ended with her berating me about keeping email records of things, and told me it was unprofessional to report things via email to HR.

What the serious F?