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Three Months of TextMate

After more then Three Months of Vim I've decided to try three months of TextMate. I had fun working with Vim and learned some nice tricks and it is time to try something new. Vim does have some deficiencies and I'm excited to compare the workflows. The biggest change will be going from a hosted style development process of SSHing into my dev box to developing everything localhost. Not only will I get rid of some lag but I'll be perfecting my deploy processes.

What are your most invaluable TextMate features or tricks?

Graphic.ly UI Icons

Graphic.ly UI Icons, originally uploaded by jakemix. A nice looking set of icons.

Amazon Kindle support oddness

Amazon sent me an odd email regarding the cover for my Kindle.
Dear Kindle User,

We’re sending this note to remind you about proper attachment and use of your Kindle cover and about Amazon’s Kindle warranty. You can view instructions and illustrations here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200390460

ATTACHING THE COVER
To install the Kindle, open the cover and lay it on a flat surface. Then insert the bottom attachment hook on the cover into the bottom slot on the left edge of the Kindle. Rotate the Kindle to insert the top attachment hook. Then slide the switch down slightly to lock the cover attachment hooks in place.

Be sure to place the Kindle flat on the cover during installation. Do not tip the Kindle at an angle during installation, as that may cause the cover attachment hooks to bend.

USING THE KINDLE COVER
When using your Kindle with the cover, be careful to open the front cover only. If you open the back cover and pull the cover away from the Kindle, …

Amazon Support

Dear Kindle User,
We’re sending this note to remind you about proper attachment and use of your Kindle cover and about Amazon’s Kindle warranty. You can view instructions and illustrations here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200390460
ATTACHING THE COVER To install the Kindle, open the cover and lay it on a flat surface. Then insert the bottom attachment hook on the cover into the bottom slot on the left edge of the Kindle. Rotate the Kindle to insert the top attachment hook. Then slide the switch down slightly to lock the cover attachment hooks in place.
Be sure to place the Kindle flat on the cover during installation. Do not tip the Kindle at an angle during installation, as that may cause the cover attachment hooks to bend.
USING THE KINDLE COVER When using your Kindle with the cover, be careful to open the front cover only. If you open the back cover and pull the cover away from the Kindle, that may cause the attachment hooks to bend and could result…

Installing Storytlr the lifestreaming platform

"Storytlr is an open source lifestreaming and micro blogging platform. You can use it for a single user or it can act as a host for many people all from the same installation."

I've been looking for something like Storytlr for a few months now or at least trying to do it with Drupal. While I love Drupal and FeedAPI I did not want to spend all that time building a lifestream website. So I've been playing around with Storytlr instead and found it very easy. Here is how I got it up and running on a Ubuntu EC2 server. You can also check out the official Storytlr install instructions.

Assumptions:
LAMP stack installed and running.Domain setup for a directory.MySQL database and user ready to go.Lets get started!
Get the code: wget http://storytlr.googlecode.com/files/storytlr-0.9.2.tgz tar -xvzf storytlr-0.9.2.tgzYou can find out the latest stable release on Storytlr's downloads page.

Import the database:
Within protected/install is database.sql. Import this into your empt…

Seattle or Bust Episode 1: Kitten Kapades

Over halfway to Seattle so I thought I would share some statistics.


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So far:

Miles: 1,100Start time: 7AMNaps: 3 x 45 minutesKitten photos: 2Box escapes by kitten: 5Tires with air topped off: 4Red Bulls: 5Time driving: 19 hoursHours of religious talk radio: 1Hours of gardening talk radio: 1Kitten in box

Kitten not in box

Seattle bound

I'm moving to Seattle, WA. While I am saddened to be leaving the awesome communities I've been apart of (Especially Web608 and Lothlorien). I'm excited about the new prospects in Seattle. If you are or know of someone in Seattle I should meet up with let me know.

This Saturday there is a farewell pizza party everyone is invited to.

See you on the West Coast!

My 2010 #doit list

My #doit list for 2010. Some big, some fun, some awesome.
Make a real site for http://abrah.am.Land a high profile job in San Francisco, CA.Get a Huskey.Do a six mile run in 60 minutes and start lifting weights regularly.Get an approximation of my ideal home office computer setup.Write a book or at least a chapter in a book.Become proficient in twomore languages.Have a startup funded.Kick some bad habits.Get a Nexus One.Be Awesome.Enjoy life.Clean my stuff out of mom's attic in Maine.Compile a database of all public Tweets.Write 365 blog posts. (One down :)Be minimalist.Get a California King size bed.#doit is now my browser homepage as a reminder to work on my #doit list.