October 22, 2008

Something i wrote on my birthday eve

Sometimes ago,
I was at 26th floor.
It was all shinning,
even though i saw few people whining
I gave them no care,
coz i had my cookies and change to spare

I had this guide
always by my side
he showed me the floor
we visited most of the stores

it was all so good
i'd a lot of good food
made couple of good friends
always ready with their helping hands

there was music and then there was drama
lots of fun and lots of karma
but hell!! the clock was ticking
and the escalator was moving
it reached the next floor
without even my knowing
the machine greeted me
in a human voice
I'd reached 27th floor
it suddenly was different, I didn't feel nice

hey where is the guide?
where are those cookies?
I find myself lost here
without clear skies

There are few stars
but no moonlight
I see dark clouds
giving a very bad fight

stores are there
and i've the money
but the cookies are different
that i don't like
new people new ways
i'm waiting for this floor to pass away...

October 15, 2008

updated vimrc

In my last post, i explored couple of basic features about VIM. Here is an updated version of my .vimrc. It had some issues with the "hiding tabs" settings as well which is cured in this version (well it wasn't working on my office PC where i had vim 6 instead of 7)

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" Vim As Editor Settings

" To enable syntax highlighting
syntax on

" come out of vim compatability mode, why go to old vi when we have vim
set nocompatible

" Detect type of the file
filetype on
" Load filetype plugins
filetype plugin on

" How many lines of history to remember
set history=1000

" To enable a color scheme that is pleasant to eyes
:colorscheme delek

" To convert tabs to spaces; use :retab to convert all tabs to current
" settings
set tabstop=4
set shiftwidth=4
set expandtab

" To catch hiding tabs
set list listchars=tab:>-,trail:-

" makes the backspace key treat the four spaces like a tab (so one backspace
" goes back a full 4 spaces)
set softtabstop=4

" enable line number
set number

" have mouse on vim all the time
set mouse=a

" load .vimrc whenever it is edited
autocmd! bufwritepost vimrc source ~/vim_local/vimrc

" Don't indent while pasting
set pastetoggle=<f3>

" Remove indenting on empty lines
map <f2> :%s/\s*$//g<cr>:noh<cr>''

" Vim UI

" set title of the xterm to the name of the file
set title

" set the height of command bar to 2
set cmdheight=2

" Enable folding
set foldenable
" fold lines with similar indent (collapse feature) or manually in insert mode
" using CTRL-T (indent) CTRL-D (dedent)
set foldmethod=indent
" Don't autofold anything (but can be done manually)
set foldlevel=100
" Don't open folds when you search into them or undo
set foldopen-=search,undo

" show matching brackets
set showmatch
" how many tenths of a second to blink matching brackets for
set mat=5

" do not highlight searched for phrases
"set nohlsearch
" BUT do highlight as you type you search phrase
set incsearch

" show filename and other details about the buffer
set statusline=%F%m%r%h%w\ [FORMAT=%{&ff}]\ [TYPE=%Y]\ [ASCII=\%03.3b]\ [HEX=\%02.2B]\ [POS=%04l,%04v][%p%%]\ [LEN=%L]
" keep showing the status
set laststatus=2

"allow backspace (b), space(s) and arrows to move the cursor to
"previous/next line
set whichwrap=b,s,<,>

" Auto-complete
"set complete-=i

" Turn on wild menu which shows auto-complete options in the command mode
set wildmenu

let php_sql_query=1
let php_htmlInStrings=1
let php_noShortTags=1

" HTML entities - used by xml edit plugin
let xml_use_xhtml = 1
"let xml_no_auto_nesting = 1

let html_use_css = 1
let html_number_lines = 0
let use_xhtml = 1

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