I love Vim and Textmate

If you follow me you’ll notice that I’ve been playing with Vim lately. For almost a year now I’ve been a TextMate fan but something about Vim just called to me. Maybe it was the feeling that knowing Vim increased my geek cred just like terminal hackery does. Why Vim Really anyone doing any type […]

Cycling Question of the Week – October 3 – 9

This week the question I was most intrigued by was about the pros and cons of building your own bike from scratch or buying your bike prebuilt. Below are a few of the pros and cons for building. See the full answer. Pros Get the exact components you want Choose where to compromise based on […]

WordPress Stackexchange Question of the Week – October 3 – 9

Over on my blog I started highlighting a question a week from the stackexchange group. Now I figure why not do it for the WordPress Stackexchange group? This weeks question deals with creating a separator in the WordPress admin menu. Basically you have to write your own function to add the separator since WordPress doesn’t […]

Great TextMate Tricks to Increase Productivity

Yeah I use Textmate everyday and it’s got lots of features. In fact it’s got so many that I discover new ones on a regular basis. Here are some of my favourites. Vertical Editing Ever wanted to edit a vertical line of code? Well TexMate lets you do that. Hold alt and drag your vertical […]

Timing Your Intervals

Most of my riding is done early in the morning in the dark which means I can’t read my watch or see my cycling computer so watching my intervals is a bit of a challenge. I do also listen to music (yeah I know some people hate it) while riding though so my iPod is […]

WordPress Multisite Domain Mapping with Media Temple

While there are lots of tutorials out there that teach you how to setup domain mapping on your WordPress Multisite install there really aren’t any that deal with a particular issue (let’s call it ‘feature’) on Media Temples servers. It’s not really a bug and I’m sure some Unix guy out there can tell my […]

WordPress Admin Bar – A Wicked WordPress Plugin

I just finished installing a WordPress Mutlisite system and mapping a bunch of domains so I could consolidate a few sites I keep up to date for friends/family that have businesses and needed a quick web presence. While the consolidation and mapping will save me a ton of time (don’t have to update every site […]

The Week Ahead – Speed Training

So I just came off 3 weeks of working on hills. Really I need to get my overall fitness back to where I was when I raced (guess I never mentioned I race x-country MTB in my younger days). Right now I feel pretty dang slow, at least compared to where I want to be. […]

Busted Spokes

Again today on my ride I ended up with a broken spoke. This is the 4th one in 2 months. All have been on the non-drive side of the rear wheel and all have broken at the nipple. Yeah you’re right that’s totally an odd spot for it to continually happen, but that’s where they […]

No I Don’t want to mailto:

Mailto: links are terrible. You know the ones that open your desktop email client and fill in the email for you so you can ‘contact’ whatever site has this terrible usability. Let me back track a bit, some mailto: links are terrible. The ones that really get my hate on are not the ones that […]

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