hardscrabble

blog posts

jfk

17 Aug 2016

Note: this is a sort of personal story about a stressful experience. I’m writing it because I want to remember it.

integrating vim with the mac clipboard

30 Jul 2016

Using terminal text editors has a lot of advantages, but for a while the biggest disadvantage I’ve felt as a vim user is that it’s kind of hard to interact with the system clipboard. I’m aware that there’s a concept called “registers” which are something like multiple clipboards that you can copy and paste from, and one of them is the system clipboard, and the others are all virtual, or something like this, but I haven’t taken the time to really learn how those work yet.

the first useful thing I wrote in Rust

09 Jun 2016

I’ve been interested in the Rust programming language for a while, but it wasn’t until this week that I wrote something in it which I found useful.

Fun method names in Ruby

08 Jun 2016

One thing I like about Ruby is that you can use a little punctuation in your method names, which can help you write expressions that read like nice sentences:

Articulating my Vegetarianism

05 Apr 2016

note: this is going to be sort of personal and self-indulgent and I’m mostly writing it for myself to work out some ideas and make some decisions