Another day learning VIM

I have been learning VIM for a little while now (about 2 months) but I have started to get serious about it.

For the most part I really like VIM but one thing has really slowed me down. One trick I have always done is cut a word from one place and paste it over top of another. This deletes the 2nd word. But in VIM this didn’t work like it does in windows programs. I finally figured out why. In unix if you highlight something it also copies it to your clipboard.  I have VIM set to use unix keyboard layout even though I am in windows. IE “behave mswin” is off.  It seems you’d have to be crazy to use “behave mswin” as most help on the web assumes unix style. (well probably mac style I bet.)

These are the setting that make me happy. If you select some text it is like you went in to visual mode (not the wacky select mode).

  • ” use the * clipboard IE the OS one
  • set clipboard=unnamed
  • ” use mouse in all modes
  • set mouse=a
  • ” don’t auto clipboard select text like a unix shell
  • set guioptions-=a
  • ” don’t use select mode use visual mode when you select with mouse.
  • set selectmode=


Lots of things to learn

I do a lot to learn. I was trying very hard to figure out why I can’t goto and it doesn’t just redirect me to

I tried:

  1. .htaccessto do a redirect.
  2. Create a default.html or index.html so I could at least have a link to my blog.

It turns out .htaccess was correct I just had to flush my web browsers cache.

I have setup lots of toys and spent most of the day on it. Wikis and blogs and joomla oh my.






Starting a website

Today I created a website. Welcome to the 1990s! Mind you with the new tools it is much easier than it was when I was going to school.

Setting up a web site is pretty easy.

  1. Registers a domain name ( in my case)
  2. Found a hosting service (I used
  3. Start playing with the host configuration (blue host uses cPanel)