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Why I still use vim

Monday, May 5th, 2014

I was trying to explain to a friend why I still prefer using vim (with bash + screen) over something like Sublime or PHP Storm or whatever. Here's my response:     If I told you, there's this amazing knork thing that's just been invented, it's a knife combined with a ...


Friday, April 12th, 2013

Saw a post by my friend Meg on Google+ recently, linking to a blog post commas. It reminded me of something. When I was around 12 or 13 years old, I used to go and sit on my mum's bed while she was watching TV, and we'd talk about stuff. We ...

LTArt.NL backstage interview: Evelina Kvartūnaitė

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Tomorrow - Saturday 26th November - I will be attending LTArt.NL, an event showcasing Lithuanian artists living in the Netherlands. One of the organisers, Evelina Kvartūnaitė, has been regularly posting "backstage interviews" with various artists and performers who will be at the event. I thought it was about time we ...

Old man

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

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Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Hey, buddy! See that thing in front of you? It's a monitor. It's connected to a computer, which in turn is connected to -- gasp! -- the INTERNET. That's the single biggest and most easily searchable repository of information humankind has ever known. No, really! It's great. You should check ...

Questions vs. Answers vs. Comments

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

Results 1 - 100 of about 1,680,000,000 for comments Results 1 - 100 of about 426,000,000 for answers Results 1 - 100 of about 691,000,000 for questions It's true: on the internet, there are more questions than answers; but almost everyone has got something to say. How very like life.

PayPal email fail

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Now that I've got a job working for an email service provider I've started taking a bit more notice of different companies' attempts at email marketing, and I have to admit to becoming slightly more sensitive about when they do it badly. Today I received yet another ridiculous failure that's ...

Dear, you suck. Love, pgl

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Wankers. [The below pasted verbatim, including grammatical errors, etc.] From: Peter Lowe <> To: Linux Foundation <> CC: Subject: Re: [] 20% LinuxCon Registration Discount for Members I don't normally bother responding to poorly thought out marketing attempts like this, but, your last one so annoying that I just - can't - help myself. Look, you're ...

Incroyable – fantastique

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Tres bien. Magnifique. •