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Installing vim-plug on macOS

vim-plug is a VIM plug-in manager to install themes and other plug-ins in VIM. It’s the most populair one at the moment. Installation To install vim-plug you can go over to https://github.com/junegunn/vim-plug and run the following command: $ curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs \ https://raw.githubusercontent.com/junegunn/vim-p...

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Let's get fuzzys

Fuzzy search is a great and easy way to find (back) stuff. You can use fzf on macOS and Linux to replace bash/zsh bck-i-search, make find obsolete and even get a quick way to preview files on the command line. Installing on macOS We can install fzfusing brew: brew install fzf Enable integration After installation (and a reload of our shell w...

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Quick open Things3 with Alfred

In my daily workflow I have found that when using different tools and systems with each other removing friction can be key. This is not a original insight or even a leap of the imagination but I do find myself eliminating friction in workflows in new ways. One of those ways I recently Implemented is to use Alfred on the Mac to quickly jump to li...

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Using netcat to replace telnet

Any longtime computer user might be familiarity with the (ab)use of the telnet command to check connections and open ports. It is certainly still the first program that pops in to my mind when I want to check a network adres or port. But telnet was removed from Windows a long time ago and should not be installed on any *nix system. Luckily there...

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How to customize the appearance of tags in Obsidian

In this note I wil show and tell how to change the appearance of certain Tag’s based on the content of the Tag using CSS Customizing Now you can create custom tag’s that match on you existing tag’s. I’m using a simple evergreen system to show the status of my notes. In this instance I’m going to map the following tag’s: #Evergreen/Seedling...

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Using AppleScript to quick add Things3 to Fantastical3

Warning: Sadly this no longer works from the Things menu bar due to sandboxing. You can still run this script outside of Things, and it will work just the same. Calendar blocking (the process of marking of pieces of time in your calendar to work on a given task) can be a real productivity booster. Not only does it help you in planning out your ...

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Using Alfred and qlmarkdown to Quicklook .md files in macOS

I have been using Alfred more and more during the past months and I’ve been looking for a quick way to view little snippets of information with it. I use a few ‘cheat sheets’ for commands and application I use where I’m not always sure of the right command or syntax. Cheat sheets I have been creating very simple .md markdown sheets for a few co...

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Using RescueTime and Alfred for easy focus sessions

During the last weeks of working from home I have been using the FocusTime feature of RescueTime a lot more. I use these timeblocks (20 minutes for example) to focus in on specific tasks or to create a timebox where I can work trough a small set of problems. For this I have been using RescueTime (Premium) Alfred IFTTT A TimeTimer Over...

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