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Cream for Vim

Saturday, June 21st, 2003

Cream is a plugin/configuration thingy for Vim that vastly improves its functionality. Better menus, color themes, a better status bar, show/hide invisible characters, word-wrap (yay, no more !!fmt), a file browser, a spell checker, and more.

By default, Cream even does away with the much-maligned modal interface:to insert text, just start typing. I assume this is good for Windows and Mac weenies who can’t handle the usual vi command set. (Tip for UNIX users: “Cream Lite” mode reverts to the normal vi command set while keeping the neat extras.)

Weblogging with vi

Tuesday, March 5th, 2002

Finally, a weblogging system simple enough for a UNIX guy: Blosxom by Rael Dornfest of O’Reilly and Associates is a 30-line CGI script for publishing weblogs from plain text files.