84 thoughts on “Hackaday Links

  1. emEditor – use it daily at work, the syntax highlighting is brillant, as is the search & replace with wildcards/regular expressions in any file(s) – shame it’s not free

  2. im havng problems with the polls. if i try and vote from withing my rss reader (thunderbird) it says “The requested poll is no longer available. Please press your back button.” if i open the webpage and vote, it works fine. And Oh, i use notepad.

  3. it’s all about metapad.

    I also thought I’d mention that I had a dream about hackaday last night. I dreamed that the make magazine blog suddenly had a black background, lower-case text, and was a member of weblogs inc. i remember thinking they were posers and being really mad. go hackaday.

  4. tfc on a thumbdrive is kind of lame…

    Step 1. Get any game that total install size fits on your thumbdrive.

    Step 2. Copy whole folder onto thumbdrive.

    What would be much more interesting would be to install a linux distro on the pen drive and install QWTF or ETF on it. Then you have a whole portable OS which is also ready for TF gaming. Of course, hardware detection for the video card and installing the right binary drivers would have to be a consideration. If only I had a thumbdrive :[

  5. I’m naturally “happy” to see vi in the lead, but what I’m really curious about is whether those who chose vi over emacs (or vice-versa) learned to use vi/emacs/etc first. i’d suspect there’s a good correlation between the first editor used and preferred editor…

    as for me, I was taught (in intro. programming classes) to use emacs first but grudgingly learned vi out of necessity. as I became more comfortable with vi, I stopped using emacs entirely.

    I’m not trying to start a debate on the merits of vi or emacs, so please don’t take it that way :).

  6. The MS-DOS Text Editor (edit.exe). On my IBM PS/2 55SX complete with Model M keyboard. It’s pure, unformatted text-editing NIRVANA.

    Or maybe I’m just a psychopath.

  7. emacs in a Linux console, scite in GUI (be it Windows or Linux). I don’t understand why anyone uses notepad. though using scite in Windows can be disorienting, great text editor surrounded by crap.

    P.S. This was written with a Model M attached to heavily tuned Athon box, back to the future and all that.

  8. nano and pico is sooo n00bish. Vim is way more powerfully and emacs is just way to bloated. Although Vim is definatly much harder to use than nano, it’s worth the time to learn it. Whenever I install gentoo, the first thing I install after boot straping would be vi.

  9. I’ve been using gedit recently… it came with Gnome/Ubuntu, and it has more/better options than notepad, which I use in Windows. In FreeDOS (which I used a little) I liked the standard editor (so blue…). I’m really not that picky and I usually don’t really need any spiffy formatting when I write my own stuff. If I need any I type in html, using paragraph, bold and italic tags.

    So…why’d Vince leave? I hope it was on good terms. Seemed like a cool guy, anyway.

  10. Whether the change is major or minor, I’m curious about hackaday’s mission statement. Does it value quantity over quality? I would gladly visit a site that had interesting quality articles only several times a week rather than a site that was trying to be slashdot.

    That and vi is great only after you memorize the main commands.

  11. Personally I use ConTEXT in Windows. It’s neat, plus you can write your own highliters for it (and obviously download them too).

    Sucks that Vince is leaving. He seemed like a pretty cool guy too.

  12. Nano any time I can possibly get my hands on it, (tho I added my own syntax highlighted into it, huray for open source!). If hell has opened and Im being forced into using windows, it HAS to be ultraedit, tho I respect anyone using notepad, because it looks so much like a linux prog :).

  13. vim is what I use, but I voted for vi anyway.

    As for the TFC on a usb drive – I really like that Steam, while a bloated buggy unnecessary piece of software, keeps all it’s dependencies within it’s own folder, rather than strewn about the harddrive and windows registry. No, it’s not new to take something like that and throw it on an external drive to take with you, but it is nice to see another windows program so loosely coupled to the specific image of the operating system on which it was installed. Kudos++ for Valve.

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