vim :b1 Commands Much Force Like Obi-Wan
I use the vim command :b1 to get back to my personal private journal, which is the most important one. With vim, I can easily edit multiple files and copy/paste them to different websites, while keeping the original entry in my journal. Join me as I explore the power of vim and the special connection I have with Obi-Wan when I'm using it.
Exploring the Power of Vim and My Special Connection with Obi-Wan
By Michael Levin
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
May The Forth Be With You
Yep, the poetry pops into my head, what I need when I need.
When I jump around between journals, I type :b1 to get back to the first and most important one, my personal private one. Oh, be 1. Obi Wan. LOL, yep. This is too good not to share. And you really should share this kind of shit. The thinking goes:
- It’s easy to edit in vim once it’s “in your fingers”.
- It’s easy to edit lots of files simultaneously in vim.
- Every single file you’re editing in vim can be lots of different actual pages on the web.
- It is therefore easy to publish lots of pages on the web with daily vim editing.
- Precisely which website and page you’re editing doesn’t really matter when you start out in vim since it’s easy to copy/paste between them.
- This page for example starts in my private journal, then goes to MikeLev.in.
- The vim keystrokes for popping around between buffers starts to have associations.
- Position #1 you get to for example with :b1 which makes me think Obi-Wan.
- Since position 1 is my private journal, Obi-Wan holds lots of private wisdom.
And so now I copy/paste THIS entry over to MikeLev.in, which seems to be for things like this that are journal-like, publish-able, and don’t better belong in one of the other sites.
I also by the way can leave the original entry in my :b1 journal because it never gets published and so will never cause duplicate content issues.