At just a little over 70 pages, it’s a short read geared toward web developers and designers who want to learn about the best features of TextMate 1.5 without diving too deep into the manual. It covers the following topics:
Configuring TextMate, including installing themes
Navigating text and files quickly and easily
Converting text using the best and most useful methods
Searching using various methods whether in one or multiple files
Creating and utilizing projects
Installing bundles quickly and easily
Overview of some of the more useful bundles
Utilizing shell commands and variables
Recording and using macros to speed up your editing
This book is not meant to be a comprehensive source (see TextMate: Power Editing for the Mac), but I hope it’ll be a go-to resource for those who wish to learn the best practices of TextMate quickly.
If you have a chance to read it, let me know what you think in the comments, and feel free to submit a review.
Of course, a blog or two and the HAML google group already tackled the topic, so I’m just going to regurgitate in order in hopes that next person with this problem will find the answer in 2 minutes instead of my 10 minutes.
Partly because I wanted to post more and partly because I transfer computers a lot and I figure a blog is as good place as any to share my thoughts with, well, myself.
Here’s a list of aliases I’ve collected over the times searching the Internet (note: so far, not so many, but that’ll change as I keep finding more).
To be put in ~/.bash_profile:
alias ls='ls -aFhlG'
alias ll='ls -l'
alias ..='cd ..'
alias ...='cd ../..'
alias bake='/opt/local/apache2/htdocs/cake/cake/console/cake bake'
alias cake='cd /opt/local/apache2/htdocs/cake'
If anyone wants more detailed explanation of any or all of these, or if you’d like to know what in the bejesus I’m even talking about, post a comment.
Oh, and I would also happily welcome further suggestions too.
Motivation is a fascinating thing. Sometimes you have it, other times it’s no where to be found.
I started writing a blog to inspire me, and others, with any random thoughts and ideas that came to mind. Then I realized that I haven’t actually written anything in a very long time. Like all skills, writing takes practice. Practice makes perfect, but to a perfectionist like me, it’s hard to sit down and write when what’s coming out is pure crap.
In fact, the most inspirational piece I’ve heard is from Ira Glass (This American Life), on the subject of sucking. Though the topic is on storytelling, his message is very universal for beginners: you’re going to suck, deal with it and overcome by putting in the effort.
In all honesty, like most of my now favorite albums, “Merriweather Post Pavillion” took me several listens to get into. While we’re on the subject of honesty, I got into Animal Collective pretty late in the game. Starting with “Strawberry Jam” I loved the noise, screaming, and psychedelic electronic instrumentation that was filling my ears! Alas, I find out that was a very odd album for Animal Collective and the newer album gets back to its roots. This isn’t a bad thing, just was a bit disappointing and slowed my appreciation. However, after the 3rd or 4th listen, I started to get hooked. My Girls is easily a favorite. However, this weeks song, Summertime Clothes, just makes me happy to think about all of those summertime clothes we’ll be enjoying soon. Oh, if only it weren’t still March.