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Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Goodbye Daily Vim, Hello Emacs
After some careful consideration, I've come to realize that it's time to switch editors. Vim has been a good friend, but like an old horse with a broken leg, it's time to put it down. A few days ago, a strange thing happened. Richard Stallman caught wind of this blog and sent me a DMCA takedown notice for documenting patented proprietary Emacs features (copy and paste). I tried to explain that these features were part of Vim as well, but he insisted that Emacs had prior art (implemented in 1953) and that the blog must be taken down at once. Determined to fight back, I decided to take a hard look at the Emacs internals to find some hidden weakness. After days of wanding through the Elisp forest, it happened... I fell in LOVE! Who would've thought that I could send email, surf the web, and play tetris all inside of my text editor? ZOMFG! I'm sorry folks, but if I would've realized what we've been missing, I wouldn't have wasted your time with all these silly Vim tips. This being said, I'll be shutting down this blog in the next 24 hours and dedicating my life to the Church of Emacs. I feel so seriously about this that I'm quitting my job here at Grooveshark and focusing my professional career on writing Emacs kernel modules and improving Emacs boot time. To any earthings that might be reading this, I've enjoyed my time on your planet, but the spaceship has landed, and I must return home. Farewell.