Hiding almost all the desk wires

I finally had enough of all the wires coming from my desk and decided to finally do something about it. Here is what it looked like before I started…

As you can see it’s not too terrible but it just doesn’t have a nice minimal look that I always wanted. To get started on the project I ordered two cable tracks, new surge protector, some double sided strips for mounting those two, cable clamps, and velcro wraps for the cords.

After a few hours here is how I had everything mounted on the underside of the desk:

Then here is the final results. From all those cords to just a single one coming off the surge protector.

Now I can be an Instagram desk influencer. 🙂

Trolling with Cameo

A few months ago I was a guest on the Laravel Podcast and at some point I made the off- hand comment that VIM is terrible. Matt Stauffer, the host, told my buddy Michael Dyrynda who loves VIM what I did and he informed me how wrong I was. At least this is how I remember it.

From the recording date to the publish date was a few weeks so as a way of trolling Michael I had a Cameo made from Chris Diamantopoulos from Silicon Valley talking about how bad VIM is. (language warning)

Not to be outdone, Michael then had Suzanne Cryer from Silicon Valley do a follow up…

Practice Typing by Rewriting Classic Literature

I’ve always heard stories of great authors learning to write by typing out word for wod the classics. It’s like learning to code by reverse engineering your favorite framework or package, and figuring out exactly what they did to make it work.

A new site recently launched Typelit.io that allows you to retype classic novels right from your browser.

It’s a fun little web app, and if you’ve wanted to improve your typing or writing it could be good to spend a little time trying this out.