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Corporate sponsors and event funding: Ask early, not often

If you’re hoping to get sponsorship funds for your event, it’s better to ask early than to ask often. And even better to ask professionally……

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It’s time to retire the mom test

One of the more humorous ad series today is the Geico “caveman” commercials, featuring a caveman complaining about the stereotype of something being “so easy…

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Tips: Making Vim easy

Vim’s flexibility and countless features are a major asset for experienced users, but a challenge for newbies. If you’ve always wanted to try Vim but…

Vim tips: Using tabs

Before Vim 7.0 was released last May, I usually had six or seven xterms or Konsole windows open, each with a single Vim session in…

Training your Mutt

Mutt is a great mail client, in large part because it is extremely customizable. You can tweak Mutt’s behavior and have it do tricks that…

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Vim tips: Working with external commands

Vim is a powerful editing tool, but there are some things it just can’t do. However, Vim lets you access shell commands and utilities without…

Vim tips: Using Vim mappings and abbreviations

Vim ships with a lot of useful functions that make life easier when you’re editing text, but Vim is also an extremely extensible editor. If…

Vim tips: Folding fun

The problem with writing and editing on a computer, versus having words on paper, is that it’s usually hard to compare text from different sections…

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Vim tips: Moving around using marks and jumps

Editing in Vim can be a breeze, if you know how to make use of its more advanced features. Moving around files can feel like…

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Vim tips: Using viewports

A lot of folks use Vim, but many exploit only a small percentage of the editor’s features. Sure, you might know how to do the…