Geek code RFC

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

DJ Occam

In this world there are a lot of big lists of people and what makes them tick. I have to side with reductionists, however, like Ms Rosenbaum—who said there were only two types of people at all—and Occam—who said Ms Rosenbaum is right. Not only can things be pared down, it’s the only approach upon which you may rely.

This whole thing, Geek Code that is, can be reduced to–

vi|emacs

Ta.

–Ashley

-- 
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK-----
Version: 4.0
emacs
------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
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valentinian

Re: Geek code RFC

Meh.

-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 4.0 vi ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------

ok, fine, how do you do linebreaks in this thing???

By valentinian on 19 January 2007 · 16:20
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Ashley

Re: Geek code RFC

Sorry, gotta do manual <br/>s right now. Thinking about fixing that though to act more like other software that’s out there.

Most of the hackers I admire and envy are also “vi.” :) Most of the tool developers and designers I like are “emacs” though.

By Ashley on 19 January 2007 · 16:28
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Ashley

Re: Geek code RFC

Long past current events but I fixed this issue last week. Fixed a big exploit too but that’s another story. You couldn’t do BRs manually b/c it was evaluating/serializing internally into plain HTML then checking against the DTD for XHTML. Lame.

It should do them automatically from line breaks too along with auto paragraphs. I’m pretty proud of the code—it’s based on LibXML—and will post it somewhere one of these days. Well, the whole site code is supposed to get released publicly. I just have to gut out the parts that are Sedition from the parts that are the platform.

By Ashley on 1 July 2007 · 13:51
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valentinian

Re: Geek code RFC

I tried, the parser puked...

It's just laziness, I learned vi way back in the day. I tried to use emacs when I was in college because it seemed kewler and less likely to screw you over... but control key macros freaked me out - and again, laziness.

By valentinian on 19 January 2007 · 16:35
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Ashley

Re: Geek code RFC

Yeah… I found that “br” bug a little while ago but I didn’t know it appeared in that case too. I’ll put the developer hat back on this weekend maybe. Thanks for the heads-up.

By Ashley on 19 January 2007 · 16:39
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valentinian

Re: Geek code RFC

I have a gift for finding bugs... except my own.

Speaking of which... I don't seem to be getting "validated" here, I have to re-enter my info every time.

Also, Larry M's out for blood on IOZ.

ciao

By valentinian on 19 January 2007 · 16:48
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Ashley

Re: Geek code RFC

I have a gift for finding bugs... except my own.

Anch’io.

Thanks again.

By Ashley on 19 January 2007 · 19:49
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