Matthew Strickland

Learning Vim in 2014

Ben McCormick:

Learning Vim in 2014 was a series of posts I wrote in July & August 2014 documenting a process for newcomers to learn Vim. It was inspired by my own experience learning Vim, running into many out of date resources and online resources that gave me just a quick list of tips, plugins or commands. This is a “point in time” snapshot of one man’s advice on how to learn Vim. It is by no means comprehensive. I covered some topics in depth, and only skimmed others. But it’s intended to get new Vim users to a point of comfort where they understand the options available to them in Vim, and can continue learning on their own as they go forward. Below is a collected page of the posts in the series:

Apple announces the Apple Watch

Apple Watch - Telling time has never been cooler.

Is this the new iPhone?

Reported new iPhone 6:

3x Graphics

More nuggets for the iPhone 6 are leaking. @3x retina graphics are coming…

How Google is stealing away Microsoft's future customers

Microsoft has long dominated the corporate-software market, and its new CEO Satya Nadella has set his sights on owning all things related to productivity and the cloud. But Google—fueled by its search-advertising business and consumer popularity—has been coming on strong for years with lower-priced, cloud-based services such as email and calendars, productivity apps, video hangouts, and storage. And among certain types of customers, it is succeeding.

For a snapshot of Google’s progress, Quartz looked up the email-hosting MX records for 150 companies across three general size categories: the “Fortune 50″ largest US companies; a group of mid-size tech and media companies, both public and private; and 50 startups from the last Y Combinator incubator class in Silicon Valley. The results are…exactly what you might expect!

I prefer Google Apps over Microsoft’s offerings and I think most in my generation do as well. I recently looked through my immediate family’s email addresses and all were, crazy to think that even just 5 years ago.

Apple announced September 9th event

9.9.2014 Wish we could say more.

We will be listening…

Dropbox Pro now offers 1TB of space

Dropbox is stepping up their game by offering 1TB for $9.99 today.

Apple set to announce Wearable device in September

Please be more than a watch, please be more than a watch…

Apple now plans to unveil a new wearable alongside the two next-generation iPhones we told you the company will debut on September 9. (Funny “joke,” Gruber.) The new device will, predictably, make good use of Apple’s HealthKit health and fitness platform. It will also — predictably — make good use of HomeKit, the company’s new framework for controlling connected devices — though it’s not clear how broadly or in what way.

iOS First, Android Later

The most common trap here is the early iOS app which gets some buzz. All of a sudden, the founders hear “When are you building for Android?” The natural, enthusiastic response to sincere requests of the Android chorus is to go ahead and build for Android and seek more downloads, more growth, more revenue. I have a different view though. The proper response is: “No. Buy an iPhone.”

I often get asked when Gitty will be available for Android. This will now be my answer. Unless of course I choose to learn another platform.

I love using Uber but this is awful

If true, this is terrible business practice. Win with your product, not by sabotaging your opponent.