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OK, this is more nerdy, but there are some not so used commands that are super useful all named g for Global or g for Go.

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The :g command and it’s reverse :v This Global command is quicker than the typical :s/old/new/g instead the syntax is [range]g/pattern/cmd which is way more general. For for instance, if you wanted deleted all the lines with with world “hello” in it, you type :g/hello/d And there is reVerse version so, :v/hello/d means delete all…

Finding a non-conglomerate audio/video maker

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In the same way that there is essentially just one mechanical watchmaker, one sunglasse maker and one optical company, there is an incredible concentration in the home theater maker. Like skis and other passion projects the key is to find an independent group that cares about the product. And not a gigantic conglomerate looking for…

Cool iOS 15 and MacOS Monterey Tips Focus and Tab Groups and Zoom video backgrounds

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First of all hat tip to Sam on this one. With the new iOS 15 you get both widgets and an App Library so you don’t get endless pages of icons anymore. But the question is how to use all this effectively. Getting it right with Focus, Home Pages and Notifications Right now, I have…


Using Sidecar so your Mac uses an iPad as a second display tips

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Well, the really cool feature Universal Control where you can just have one keyboard and work across multiple Apple devices isn’t yet here. It turns out it less magical than you think but still awesomely cool. So even without this new feature you can use your iPad as a second screen. Pretty valuable when you…

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Picking a Cellular Plan (in Canada)

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Well, in the US things are pretty (unfortunately) locked up. Yes, there are some pre-paid carriers, but the triopoly of AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile are pretty incumbent. And although for us, T-Mobile works out well, it depends on your coverage. Things are a bit different in Canada, particularly in Quebec. There Videotron is tearing it…