Monday, February 9, 2009


Ok, this is not Vim related, but it is something I'm very excited about. Here at Grooveshark, the startup company I work at, we've just launched a new service. It's called Twisten (a play on tweet + listen), and it uses the Twitter API to aggregate tweets about music. For any song it can identify, it adds the tweet to a public timeline and allows you to play the song.

My primary role on the team was designing the parsers which identify meaningful bits of information inside a tweet and then converting them to actual songs. Fun stuff!

If you're a fan of Twitter (or music), check out Twisten.FM.


You can add an auto command to your vimrc to have it automatically executed when a certain type of file is loaded. As an example, I use the following to convert tabs to spaces when a PHP file is loaded.

auto BufReadPost *.php retab!

See :help auto for the full info.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Editor Comparison

A friend sent this to me, and I thought it was pretty funny. I'm not sure of the original source. Thanks Nate!

UPDATE: The comic is from this blog. Good stuff!