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VimConf is hopefully coming

As a big fan of the text editor vim. I’m also a bit of a newbie and I’m constantly seeking out some new stuff to learn. Either some key combination I didn’t know, some nice nifty plugin to help out, etc.

That’s why I’m excited about this possible online vim conference. It hasn’t been planned properly yet and I believe he/they are still seeking people to participate and help. If you’re interested you should check it out.

New Vodafone in Iceland website launched

The Vodafone website in Iceland has just undergone a redesign. It was designed by the amazing web agency Kosmos & Kaos, which is also based in Iceland.

I’m very grateful to have been able to partake in the project. I helped with the CSS, initial HTML and most of the Javascript interactions on the website, and I’ve got to say I’m pretty proud of the work. That includes some nice CSS3 effects, a custom parallax slider, the modern dropdown menu etc.

Interesting perspective from a refactoring rails guy

I ran into this post on HN today. It’s from a guy who often gets brought in to help teams refactor old ruby on rails code.

My experience with rails has been that it’s pretty good at abstracting most of the crap away from your code base and gives you a nice clean structure for your code, but his argument seems to be that as soon as you start doing some spaghetti stuff, you get into trouble.

Apple’s design inspired by Dieter Rams

Somebody tweeted this link out today: 1960s Braun Products Hold the Secrets to Apple’s Future. The title is link bait and inaccurate, but I found the article fascinating.

Jakob Nielsen on why the WSJ app gets bad reviews

Jakob Nielsen recently published this post, where he (and I guess his team) analyze why the Wall Street Journal mobile app gets such bad customer reviews.

It all stems from a horrible interface where the customers are led to believe that they need to pay separately for the monthly subscription to to the mobile app, when in fact it’s free for existing subscribers.

Awesome thoughts on how programmers should think about TIME

I saw this article on Hacker News today. It’s very similar to a blog post I was planning to write, but never did.

My trip to San Francisco, Silicon Valley, California, USA

Last month I went on a trip to the USA with a group of entrepreneurs from Iceland. We are/were all classmates and teachers in Klak – a kind of school for entrepreneurs – and the purpose of the trip was to visit a bunch of companies and schools out in Silicon Valley, the home of the tech industry.

So how was it? well…

Best guide on using git sub modules is on this awesome vim blog

I found this blog the other day when trying to brush up on my vim knowledge. I’m getting tired of my editor situation (Long story, used to be a scite man, migrated to e-text editor, then to notepad plus plus, all horrible) and wanted a refresh.

Anyways, I was going to start to use pathogen, which is a vim plugin that makes it a bit more easy to manage a few vim plugins (so, a “meta” plugin) when I ran into this tutorial:

Change vim tab size

If you like vim you probably know this already, but if you don’t, here’s how you change vim’s tab size from the default 8.

Flexibility, speed to market, performance – pick two

I’m busy getting stuff done here in sunny California. I’m sorry that this post is written in haste – I just wanted to make one clear point to everybody interested:

If you are doing any kind of development – if you are the developer, the company or whoever, there is a general rule that applies:

Quick update: I’m coming to Silicon Valley, launched websites, more

I’ve been terribly busy in the last months. I’ll probably write a better summary of the work I’ve been doing later, but here’s a quick update about what’s been happening lately.

I’m coming to San Francisco for about 10 days tomorrow. I’m going with a group of people from Klak and I’m very excited about it. We’re seeing a few big tech startups, design companies and more. I’ve never been to the USA and I’ve always wanted to visit the tech hub of the world.

Nordic Innovation issue #2 is out

Nordic Innovation, issue number two is out. This one is devoted to music and sound.

There’s an article I wrote on 8 music-related startups in there which you should check out :)

http://www.nordicinnovation.is/

A Super Sweet Linux-windows Development Environment Setup

Programmers and other geeks love to talk about the tools they use. I won’t go into the languages, databases and what have you, but I want to explain a little bit about the setup I use to develop on and hopefully some of it can help someone out there facing the same issues.

Even though I use Windows as my primary operating system, I’m a pure open source guy and I primarily develop using PHP on nginx/apache and MySQL.

So, this is my stack;

Interesting – range inputs and putting a bubble on top

This blog post was published on the css-tricks blog today:

It explains how you can create a bubble on top of a range-slider html5 form element, which shows the value of the slider.

The IE team throws bricks in a glass house

The IE team released a new preview of IE10 beta today along with a video demo.

The video goes out of it’s way to point out some difference in CSS3 column rendering between IE 10 and Firefox 4:

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