Better find and replace in Vim

Doing a document-wide find and replace in Vim looks like this:

:%s/find this/replace with this/g

Alternatively, we can drop the range of the find and replace from all lines to only the current one by removing the %:

:s/find this/replace with this/g

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Re: “Crutch”

Brian Lovin asked on his blog:

I feel stuck in this place where I want to work more because I enjoy what I do, while also recognizing that there may be negative consequences if unchecked:

  • overwork
  • burnout
  • creating unsustainable expectations
  • leaving companies every 1-2 years

I wonder whether it’s good to work more even if you want to, or whether it’s better to self-impose work restrictions in the hopes of building sustainability (perhaps with an opportunity cost of faster career growth?).


As Brian asked, I thought I’d write down some of my thoughts on this.

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Readership branding WIP

I spent this afternoon in Photoshop working on some branding ideas for Readership, the app I’m working on, as well as some dashboard mock-ups.

From the beginning I’ve imagined that Readership’s logo would include a boat of some description as it fits in well with the premise of the app. During my exploration however, a lighthouse came into the mix and stuck.

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Greener Grass

Last Friday marked the end of week one working for myself.

I thoroughly enjoyed my three-and-a-bit years at Realmac Software but in my last few months I knew that the time had come and I would soon be moving on. But where to?

Whilst a number of companies are doing interesting things at the moment, I knew in my heart of hearts that if I could do anything, I’d go independent.

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Some New Rules

From the outside, if anyone were to look, it would seem like my usage of social media over the past few years has declined quite a bit. However, that’s not the case.

My sharing has certainly declined but, thought I don’t measure it, I feel like my time spent on Twitter, Reddit and to a lesser extent Facebook has more or less remained the same.

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