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bio website github.com/echristopherson
location Wisconsin
age 36
visits member for 2 years, 2 months
seen 12 hours ago

I'm primarly a Ruby hacker but have played with everything from Commodore BASIC to Cocoa. I'd also like to explore Smalltalk, Go, Clojure, Scala, Haskell, OCaml, and maybe even C#.

I'm not currently a programmer by trade, but I'd like to get into it. I do write a lot of scripts to help me in my job.

My day-to-day personal computing setup is in Mac OS X, but I also use a Linux desktop as a backup server and for general tinkering; and I use Windows 7 at work.

I am also deeply interested (albeit at an amateur remove) in linguistics, especially historical. This dovetails with the fact that I am a conlanger -- someone who creates languages. (I'm not especially prolific at that, though.)

I also like science (especially cognitive science, evolution, and physics) and anthropology. My overarching interest in all these areas is the way something like a genome or language or computer language or culture changes over time and forks into unnumerable new ones.


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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
16
comment Select an item in vim autocomplete list without inserting line break
No, I'm not. I'd like to ask you if you're the Tyler Durden from Fight Club, but I'm guessing you wouldn't admit it if so.
Oct
16
comment Select an item in vim autocomplete list without inserting line break
The arrow keys can't open the dropdown, in the default configuration. The distinction I mentioned was about navigating the menu once it's been opened.
Oct
16
answered Select an item in vim autocomplete list without inserting line break
Oct
16
comment Select an item in vim autocomplete list without inserting line break
This behavior can be a little confusing, since it is both 1) in insert mode and 2) interpreting j and k to do things they don't do in insert mode. In particular, you can't select a menu entry and then follow it directly with something beginning with j or k.
Sep
7
answered Change inside comments with Vim
Aug
26
awarded  Editor
Aug
26
revised How to hold <Caps Lock> when it sends a single event on key press and release?
corrected keys using kbd tags; standardized names of keys; minor grammar fixes
Aug
26
comment How to hold <Caps Lock> when it sends a single event on key press and release?
Are you using that keyboard on a Mac IIcI or something similar? Or do you have it connected to newer hardware somehow?
Aug
26
suggested suggested edit on How to hold <Caps Lock> when it sends a single event on key press and release?
Aug
8
comment Why is the 'if [ $1=“1” ]' branch always selected even if $1 is not 1?
Yes, the spaces are necessary, but I'm wondering why the original $1="1" syntax "works" at all (producing a true result). How does the [/test builtin actually interpret that expression?
Jun
17
answered How to select an expandable folder when saving?
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
Dec
28
awarded  Yearling
Dec
25
answered Use remote ViM clipboard from iterm2 on Mac OS X
Oct
3
awarded  Commentator
Oct
3
comment Shortcut for adding `org-mode` environment
Sorry about that. I tried to take back my vote but it's been too long.
Oct
3
awarded  Critic
Oct
3
comment Shortcut for adding `org-mode` environment
-1. Duplicate of superuser.com/questions/653478/… and stackoverflow.com/questions/19145433/….
Apr
15
comment Should I be worried? Segfaults reported in syslog when merging LVM snapshot (reverting the original back to the snapshot)
It was a tough decision, but I'm awarding you the answer because yours was more thorough.