Relearning Vim: practice, practice, practice…

It is something of a mystery to me why I have this sudden, strong urge to relearn and begin using the Vim text editor again. It has been many years since text editors were tools I used on a regular basis. And I’m not involved in nor am I imagining myself becoming involved in a project where Vim would be required or even desired.

Yet,… here I am, retraining my fingers and reshaping those thought patterns common to folks who hang out in the Vim universe.

Maybe it has something to do with the season of Lent, a time for letting go of non-essentials and refocusing on what’s most important. Or maybe it’s a consequence of my disgust at so much Fake News being promoted by formerly trusted institutions, and a desire to embrace something real, and true, and basic. I don’t know.

Whatever. I’ve got tutorials to work through, and practice, practice, practice to do. And it feels good. 🙂

My new hang out

Yep, I activated my membership at the Gold’s Gym on Austin Highway this afternoon. Hopefully I’ll be able to make it over there two or three times per week.

This is part of an overall improve-Roscoe’s-health project that I’ve been taking more seriously for the past week. And I’ll write more about that later.

“The old are dangerous and I am 70.”

Today is my 70th birthday. How about that?!

Teddy Locsin Jr. says much in this recently posted tweet of his that relates to my present situation and attitude.

My January: Who knew…?

Who knew this month was going to be so busy for me?!

Between the load of correspondence chess games I’m carrying, yard work, cleaning and sorting in the garage, Knights of Columbus events and meetings I’m obligated to attend, planning and setting logistics for the big 2020 move… Lord a’mighty, I’m barely able to schedule time to breathe.

Hopefully I’ll be able to maintain enough focus to do justice to all these January chores. And hopefully February will bring a lighter load of activities and allow a somewhat more relaxed pace.

Blog posting via email

It’s nice to have this capability. I’ve blog posted by email before, but never to this particular self-hosted blog. This will enable me to post here from wherever I happen to be without needing to access a real computer, without even WiFi. Heck, as long as I can shoot off an email from my phone, or any phone, I’ll be able to update this blog. Nice!