Category Archives: lazyweb

questions: vim and wordpress interop

I like to edit text using vim. I’d like to use vim to work on my wordpress posts. I like using a textwidth of 78. However, if I leave the newlines in the source, wordpress interprets each one as a hard linebreak. If I don’t use a textwidth, it’s harder to navigate through my source. […]

bad amazon recommendations

Anyone know if/how I can tell amazon to never show me microsoft products, among other things?

tools: atom and atompub

I just had a realization that I’ve been trying to invent ATOM and the Atom Publishing Protocol. I’ve been pining for web services, and a standardized way for representing resources and URI publishing patterns. I wanted it to work with storage engines of my choosing (eg, mercurial) so that I could use my favorite tools […]

germinal: idea: todo: closing a gap with dbus and python

There is an unnatural separation in many common computing environments between “web space” and “local space”. They are both equally foreign to users (meaning we aren’t evolutionarily equipped with tools for natively manipulating these spaces, and we aren’t indigenous to them), and so making a distinction between them doesn’t help us use them. There are […]

idea: wiki2changecontrol

Recently, I’ve started using Mercurial for personal change control stuff. I like it a lot, so far, and the microformats guys are also using it. Wikis are good tools for easily sharing information, but I hate using the browser for editing text. It’s much better to use my favorite editor (vim) and my favorite change […]

bad microsoft technology

I don’t know about other people, but overall my experience with Microsoft technology has been a bad one. The api’s feel …just… gross. I much prefer the GTK api for my gui stuff. Anyway, this post is just to note that IE7 seems to have broken the rebar SendMessage() with the message RB_GETBKCOLOR. I had […]

questions: amara and python

I’m a recovering PHP fiend so please forgive me if this is incredibly simple. One big reason I’m switching to python is all of the wonderful tools for manipulating XML. For example, the amara xml toolkit is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s really really nice. I’ve been toying around, and I was able […]