Localised configuration in Vim: localcfg

For quite a while I’ve been using a small Vim plugin that lets me write configuration that is specific to a system, it loaded a config file based on the system’s host name. Unfortunately I can’t seem to find that plugin anywhere now, so I’ve put it in a snippet. This allowed me to easily …

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Struggling with “the Arch way”

So, I’m struggling somewhat with the move to Arch. Not that Arch is problematic in any way, it seems to be me and my “debianised thinking”. I noticed that the Vim plugins that were packaged for Arch all install in system directories and hence are imposed on all users. Not a good thing. So, inspired …

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WordPress and Scandinavian characters

I had some problems producing proper Swedish characters in WordPress for a little while. This only happened when using Mozex and Vim to edit posts. The solution was quite simple I use UTF-8 encoding throughout my entire Ubuntu GNU/Linux system, every application defaults to it. Except Firefox, it seems. Making sure that the Character Encoding …

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Using Vim to put text into text areas in Firefox (Mozilla)

I simply can’t stand editing text in the text areas using the editor in Firefox (Mozilla). Apparently there is still no edit externally command in Mozilla yet. Luckily there’s Mozex, but don’t try installing that version, use this instead (the original won’t install anymore). The original site is still useful though, since it holds a …

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