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Atom Editor

After much messing around with text editors, I've been using Github's Atom for a while now and really enjoy it! More on this and my semi-failed vim adventures later.


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Morse Code Gem

I forgot all about the Morse code gem I created a while back (2007), and just went to RubyGems to check it out. It turns out it has 3,341 downloads! I have no idea what those 3,341 are doing with it, but it's still fun.

Morse Code Gem

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HamClock for Apple Watch

HamClock version 2.5 is now available in the app store.

Here's what's new:

  • Fixed a 12H/24H time bug
  • Made the dates easier to read
  • Added Apple Watch support

With Apple Watch support you can now find your grid square and location from your watch! With the new watchOS updates announced today, a future update should allow me to show your grid square as a watch face complication.

Here are some promo codes for a free download. When they're gone, they're gone!

  • X4K7PKKFF39X
  • NKY3949WPTNL
  • NMXL63T4F74L

HamClock for Apple Watch

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Horse Example

I bought You know, because it was available, and it's a .horse domain. DOT HORSE! Why do we have a .horse top level domain? Who knows? It's awesome!

Did you know that is taken? is also taken. I can only assume that's because NBC is working on a "Law and Order: Horse" spinoff. I can also only assume it will feature the ghost of Lenny riding a talking, crime-solving horse from the future.

As the owner of a .horse domain, I intend to provide a constant stream of high quality horse content. So just hoof over to for all of your horse content needs!

Actually, what I now serve at is the same content, but with most of the nouns changed to "horse." I used the Entagger gem to find any nouns over a certain length. I exclude a few specific words just so it doesn't get too horsey.

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Using an Apple Keyboard with vim

I've recently been trying to upgrade my development environment with a better vim setup, and by incorporating tmux. All of the cool kids use tmux these days, so I thought I'd try it out.

In getting vim up to speed, I realized that my Apple bluetooth keyboard doesn't work well for keyboard-shortcut intensive work. The main problem is the lack of a right control key.

The easy fix is to use Karabiner, which lets you customize your keyboard and mouse settings at a very low level. I was able to increase my key repeat rate beyond what OSX allows, and I remapped my right option key to control, and now I'm much happier!

If Apple made a modern version of their old full size wireless keyboard, I'd be even happier!

Update: I didn't realize that iterm2 lets you remap the right option key, so I'm using that now rather than run Karabiner just to remap one key. You can also use the OSX keyboard settings to remap caps lock and get a third control key!