Clean vimrc with plugin files

If you start to work in Vim, you start to edit your .vimrc file. Or, in the case of a Neovim user you might be editing your init.vim file. Either way it can quickly grow unwieldy. By unwieldy, I mean a bunch of lines of Vim script that don't necessarily connect contextually with the lines around them. If this doesn't bother you, you can stop reading now. Come back to this article when it does.

Vim + Kotlin + Android App

It has been a long time since I've written about programming. I used to write a lot about Actionscript back when I was a professional Flash/Flex/Actionscript developer. It was one of the things that helped me to become an expert in the field. For reasons, mostly having to do with employment agreements that scared me, I stopped writing. I also created a disclaimer, which I linked on all my social media, for this reason.

I want to learn like that again. It is for this reason that I've challenged myself. I have challenged myself to create an Android App, in vim (or a vim variant), with Kotlin. This seems like quite a bit of pain. Why would I do this to myself?

Ironic Police Interaction

A weird thing happened as I left the theater after performing tonight. It was just after midnight, and as I walked to my car I heard what I thought might be gunshots coming from up the Fremont hill. Whatever it was, it was definitely loud enough to echo clearly off of Queen Anne Hill. Being the tech dork that I am, I know that the Seattle Police Department has a pretty good twitter feed. Maybe there will be a tweet on their feed that says if something is happening in an area I usually drive home through. I’d be more than happy to take a detour and stay away from gunfire. So, I planned to check my phone when I got to my car.

Saying Goodbye to Matt Smith as The Doctor

mattSmithThankYouThere is a part of me that wants to say, "Big deal! He's just an actor leaving a show." However, I decided to write a post about what I've appreciated most about Matt Smith as The Doctor because I've never been a fan of anything before. Not like I've become for Doctor Who. This is the first regeneration I'll get to see when it happens. I'm new to Who and have done a lot of binge watching over the last year and a half to be caught up (and then some). And most of all, sometimes it is good to appreciate the little things in life so that they are that much sweeter.

When performing improv, every improviser has a desire to seem intelligent. If you are like me you've probably looked up to improvisers with lots of experience who seem to wow audiences with subtlety which turns into high spots of the scenes they are in. Perhaps, you think you need to be subtle, on purpose, in scenes to do the same thing. Improv doesn't work that way and Occam's Razor explains why.

DDP Catcher Postion Day 1I've decided to change my regular post with a new resolution I've taken on, DDP Yoga. I've actually started DDP Yoga's fitness routines a couple times in the past. This time though I was inspired to focus on building habits first. Rather than pushing hard I was going to kick my ego to the curb and just follow the beginner plan. Along with the fitness plan I am following the nutrition plan as well.

Now that I've stopped walking through The 4-Hour Chef and started applying the knowledge that I gained from doing the work in the first section of the book, my focus on writing about the journey needs to change. Also, I've got a new focus I will be giving (mostly) weekly updates on - following the DDP Yoga program. So now my cooking with joy posts will be about specific experiments and happy accidents I encounter and sharing the lessons learned. Most, like today's post will be successes but if a failure (though these rarely happen) is bad enough I might write about that as well. This post's happy accident is about Oatmeal Scrambled Eggs.

It's been a few weeks since my last post and it all started, or rather stopped, with SFIT. As I had guessed, I was beat that Sunday. Even though I did cook a meal, I most definitely did not do it with joy. My lack of joy, and sleep, had me go to bed early and not write my usual article. We find ourselves Almost a month and several meals later. While I will mention the meals from the past, I'll probably rush past them because my memory is a bit fuzzy. Along with weeks off, I also (mostly) finished the first section of the book labeled _the domestic_. Rather than move onto _the wild_, I moved out of The 4-Hour Chef and moved into cooking from a different cookbook this weekend. Time to see if I learned anything useful in the weeks before. However, before we talk about that let's discuss the last 3 recipes I made in the book.

Let's call this week's update bonuses and broiled eel because that is what it seemed like this week. I had a couple bonus recipes I didn't get to last week, which I did this week. I chose 1 of 4 sauces to make with my immersion blender because that was the next lesson in [The 4-Hour Chef][4hrChefBook]. However that wasn't a meal so I went on to the next lesson, broiled eel! Yes, I made eel and I'll let you know how it went when we make our way to the end of the week. But first, the bonuses that I did earlier in the week.

Cooking With Joy: Update #4

Steak, Gazpacho and WineFor my fourth update in the adventures of my 2013 resolution, I made 2 new recipes from The 4-Hour Chef and would like to revisit a couple things from the past. The two recipes I did from the book were _Sexy-Time Steak_ and _Gazpacho_. They are split up in the book by a dinner part, but since I have already done that (and successfully I might add) I skipped it here.

Cooking With Joy: Update #3

Digging into A Meal Dad madeFor this, my 3rd update on my 2013 resolution I've title _Cooking With Joy_, I continue working through [The 4-Hour Chef][4hrChefBook] by [Tim Ferriss][TimFerrissBlog]. For this update I will discuss one of the catalysts for my resolution was affected this week by earlier scrambled egg flavor experiments. After that I will get to my Sunday dinner meal which consisted of two different recipes from the book. Once again there was a consequence to doing 2 different recipes in one meal and I'll discuss that in my notes on the meal overall. The overall meal notes will also discuss main catalyst for my resolution and how it has been affected with all the meals I have done so far.

A postcard for 'The Journal' and a white russian.Here I am, with less than a week until my first performance in a long form improvisational comedy show. The show I'm in is called [The Journal][] and parodies the tragic romances of [Nicholas Sparks][]. I've had a weird experience with this show so I thought I would share it.