Caturday Night Likes 35: All Microsoft, on JavaScript Performance

The Caturday Night Likes are kitten-sized bowls of goodies. Each bowl contains a handful of new and old links highlighting both articles and comments, often outside of the major news flow. These posts are brought to you by sponsor and editor Jackie. He is never humble, but nonetheless an inspiring…

Pentadactyl: Using Selections and Extending Built-In Commands

The most useful trait of Pentadactyl is that you can make it even more useful, and one way is to make its built-in mappings smarter. As a simple example, selecting and copying text for a web search is a popular copy-paste dance. Why not teach the o and t keys…

Pentadactyl: JavaScript Commands and Key Mappings

Any JavaScript you run using Pentadactyl has access to the complete browser context, including all tabs. This is mighty useful, especially since you can use neat, multi-line JavaScript in your .pentadactylrc—not only in commands, but also right in simple key mappings. That's exactly what Pentadactyl’s heredocs are for…

Caturday Night Likes 23: All Apple

This is the furst in a series of kitten-sized bowls of goodies. It’s a handful of new and old links highlighting both articles and comments, often outside of the major news flow. After recent Yosemite and iOS 8 announcements, week 23 is all about Apple. This post is brought…

Moments of Missing Vim: Trailing Periods

Betrayal is the taste in my mouth. I edit a Markdown formatted todo list in neither Vim nor Evernote, but the beautiful Writer Pro. What bothers me is not the taste, however, but a buzzing in the background that's been annoying me for some time. There’s a moment of…

Putting Arrows in Your Vim Maps

Keyboard shortcuts like Command-Shift-F are efficient, because they put us where the action is (in this case, in a search and replace field). They can make us feel great about using a GUI, especially when we cuddle those keys in apps as alluring as Sublime Text 3 or TextMate 2…

Pentadactyl: A Fox on Fire

Pentadactyl. It's the only Firefox add-on you’ll ever need, and I'll be poking it with my spotlight in upcoming writings. "Then why haven’t I heard about it," you ask. "What does it do?" The word “pentadactyl” refers to a limb having five fingers or toes, and it turns…

New Beginnings

The old has now been safely tucked away to make place for the new, and the new will mostly be related to technological productivity and creativity, transparency and privacy, tools of the trade, and the web in general. It's the right time to let things go—to throw out the…