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Okay, LiveJournal's new "tags" system is very cool. I went back and tagged all my entries from November of last year to the present. I probably won't do the rest, although I might scan and tag anything that seems important.

It was sort of interesting to see which tags I've used more or less over time. For example, I haven't made a post about recipes in ages. That's mostly because I've been not cooking much. On the other hand, I've been flying a lot more.

I have this sudden urge to graph tag-usage-stats.

In other news, I've been spending a lot of time this weekend playing with PHP. I know I've got some PHP people here - anybody got a line on a good editor/IDE? Needs to be Windows, because I don't really do X.

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ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 20th, 2005 11:04 am (UTC) (Link)
So what's the point of the tags? On my blog, I tag things with one or more categories, but then it automagically produces indexes by category. I don't see that on Livejournal blogs yet.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 20th, 2005 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
It does, it just does it quietly. If you click on a tag name, it'll show you all the entries with that tag. There's a URL form that you can use if you want to put them in a sidebar or something.
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ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 20th, 2005 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
A pope after my own heart. Don't forget the beer, though. And while php is not my favourite language, I'm just gvim has a syntax highlight mode for it.
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ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 20th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
My workstation at work (you know, like a train station is where the train stops...) has a 24 inch monitor. Lots of room for xterms for running "make" on one side of the screen, and gvims all over the rest of the screen. (Oh, and vim will do syntax colouring on an xterm too. Very handy when I ssh to my hosted site.)
ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 20th, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure why, but I wrote "I'm just gvim" instead of "I'm sure gvim" there. I think I'm getting stupider as I get older.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 21st, 2005 02:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
I figured that was what you meant. :)
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 20th, 2005 05:50 pm (UTC) (Link)

vi

Vi of course - specifically, Vi iMproved (vim, or gvim). Once you've learned this you now know how to edit files on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, VAX/VMS... Vim also has syntax highlighting etc. for most languages including Perl, PHP, C, C++, Objective-C etc.

Try some more recent Linux distros too on the desktop (Fedora Core 4, or CentOS 4 if you want something a little less bleeding edge). They are becoming *very* slick.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 20th, 2005 05:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: vi

Additionally, get Apache and run it on your local machine, and just have your working directory the one that Apache sees as the document root for the virtual host you want to hack on. I'm not sure what Apache supports out of the box for Windows, but on Linux/OS X the pre-installed Apache supports PHP.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 21st, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: vi

You know, I use vim by default on linux. But at the observatory, it's a satellite link, and vi is painful with a 1 second ping time. Guess I should get a Windows version. Like the apache idea, though. :)

alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 21st, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: vi

yeah, long ping times suck for anything interactive. The windows version of vim works well.
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