Speed Up Ctrlp With Fd

Date Tags vim

NOTE: This was originally posted on the Vim subreddit here.

Just learned aboug fd today and was impressed by its speed. Tried using it for ctrlp and it works great! Didn't take any precise measurements but for the CPython code base, stock ctrlp loaded in about 2 seconds, ctrlp+ripgrep about 1 second, and ctlp+fd about 0.5 seconds.

I'm running GVIM 8.0.586 on Windows 10 and used the following in my …

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Another Quick Update

Date Tags misc

Another quick update of random stuff I've been up to lately:

  • Released a new version of gArchiver. This is the first new release in nearly two years. It is now built with Python 3.6 and wxPython 4.0.1.
  • PopPage has some cool features like the run command and default files.
  • Learning a lot about C# and the .NET framework. Microsoft has done a great job with the tooling centered around Visual Studio!
  • Finally …
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The Number e And Compound Interest

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The number e is one of those things in mathematics that appears mysterious at first glance. It has a seemingly random value and occasionally pops up in various contexts. Today, let’s take a closer look at this important number and understand it in the context of one of the most powerful forces known to man: compound interest.

The number e is essentially the growth multiple of something increasing at 100% over one time unit …

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Weekly Picks - The Kingkiller Chronicle

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It's been a while since the last picks! This round includes the first two books in The Kingkiller Chronicle which is a planned trilogy of fantasy novels telling the life story of one of the most famous/infamous characters in their world, Kvothe. Author Patrick Rothfuss has done something truly special in these books. His story is unique yet familiar and masterfully crafted. My quick blurbs below won't do these books justice. If you are …

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Installing HospitalRun On Arch Linux

Date Tags software

I recently installed HospitalRun on Arch Linux using the official instructions available here. Everything went well except for step 5 involving script/bootstrap which required the following changes:

  1. Add the --ignore-scripts option to the end of the line npm install -g phantomjs-prebuilt.
  2. Add the --allow-root option to the end of the line bower install.

Now run the script with sudo script/bootstrap and all should be good!

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Removing A Suzuki SV650 Gas Tank

Date Tags misc

Today, I had to remove the gas tank from a 2000 Suzuki SV650. While it is pretty straightforward, maybe someone can benefit from a documented process:

  1. Just below the seat on both sides there are small triangle shaped decorative fairings. Each are held on by an exposed hex bolt and a hidden plastic fastener. Remove the hex bolt and rotate the fairings away from the body of the bike.
  2. The driver seat is held on …
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Quick Update

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Just a quick update on some stuff I've been up to lately:

  • QuickWin now has better multi-monitor support. Been thinking about adding it to Chocolatey.
  • Been slowly hacking at PopPage to improve overall functionality and cookiecutter template compatibility.
  • Started a new job that is outside of the embedded systems industry (a first for me). Been learning the Microsoft .NET stack and have been impressed so far. The Visual Studio debugger is amazing!
  • Slowly researching the …
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Changelog Structure

I recently changed my preferred structure for changelog files. Examples of the old structure are shown in the Qprompt changelog while the new structure is shown in the PopPage changelog.

The new structure is based on suggestions from Keep A Changelog. Liking the clarity and brevity of this style, I updated the changelog section in the Unified Style Guide to incorporate their suggestions.

While I don't plan to update old changelogs, new changelogs will definitely …

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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.