Previously on this blog I wrote a short note on Why Strong Opinions Weakly Held.
I’m trying to get something out every week. Hence the new blog title.
Things You Can Do With Neovim and Vscode That You Can't Do With Neovim Alone
This is the third time I’ve tried in earnest to switch to VSCode from Vim (or Neovim in my case) for reasons not all of which are relevant to this post. But I love Vim style modal editing and I’ve grown accustomed to some features that aren’t present or not well emulated in VSCodeVim.
Enter VSCode Neovim. I was intrigued by their claim to integrate Neovim instead of trying to emulate Vim.
Vim: Use Drop Not Edit, SBuffer Not Buffer
I’m going to assume you are a Vim user.
Say you have a several windows open in Vim and you want to edit another file. Using :edit works if you want to open the file in the current window unconditionally.
But that’s often not what you want. If you have the same file open in another window, then the most efficient and least disruptive thing to do is to switch to that window.
Ephemeral Fingerprinting On The Web
Any ephemeral low-entropy web observable property whose changes are concurrently observable by multiple sites can lead to cross site identity joining.
This method of identity joining does not require coordination between multiple first parties. A single third party embedded within multiple first parties can also use this method.
Claude Shannon’s A mathematical theory of communication is an oft cited classic in information theory. Let’s dive in and try to tease apart the “why”s that are often overlooked when people build on top of the introduced theory. They are definitely things that I didn’t consider to be obvious without the benefit of reading the paper.
Notes from Crash Course's Videos on Fact Checking Information You See On The Internet
Hank Green’s Crash Course YouTube channel has an excellent series about navigating digital information. It’s an excellent guide to how internet users could intelligently consume information they see on the internet. These are my (incomplete) notes from the series.