13 november 2014
one thing's for certain -- i don't know a fraction of what i could know in vim. beyond insert mode and !wq for saving and quitting, i'm struggling at navigating efficiently through this file to make changes. i know some folks are creating files locally, testing them in browser, and then uploading them later, but a big part of the process for me is learning within the terminal.
fortunately, ~shanx has got my back. today i figured out that A will allow me to enter insert mode at the end of the line my cursor was already on (genius!). copying and pasting using v, y, and p is also something i'm trying to practice.
12 november 2014
i remember the day one of the surly pre-teens figured out php. all of a sudden we could automagically assemble our pages from bits and pieces, stringing together headers and navigation menus and content without re-making pages. css was a revelation. external stylesheets doubly so. longing for that kind of structure here now, let me tell you.
11 november 2014
lots of firsts tonight! ~vilmibm e-mailed to let me know that my account was created, folks in the irc channel helped me sort out image uploading via scp, and i did my darndest to recreate a table layout after years of making divs. not everything on here will be modeled after my pre-teen years on geocities -- just for you, no align="center" -- but for now i've got some embedded styles and whathaveyou.
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