• Speaking of RPGs: Last night, I had a hyper-realistic dream that some college roommates, who'd started a LARP of their own design back in the mid-90s, had gotten back together to start a new authorized LARP based on World of Warcraft.

    It was $1400 per month to play--which seemed reasonable at the time--and took place 24/7 on the grounds of the Michigan Renaissance Festival in Holly. Strangely, this was within walking distance of our old townhouse in Royal Oak. I jumped into the game to play some kind of "wind mage", dressed up like a 3-foot-tall leprechaun. (Yes, somehow my costume reduced my height by 3 feet or so.)

    There's no real point to this, other than I felt I needed to share its utter depths of nerdity. Oh, and although I've watched someone play WoW, I don't actually have a machine capable of running it--so I don't even know if it features leprechaun wind mages.

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  • Two very helpful vim things that really accelerated my vim learning (I never did figure out how to do these in emacs): (1) Substitute: substitute on the current line: :s/search for this/replace with this/ substitute on all lines: :%s/search for this/replace with this/ find all matches on each line, not just the first one: :%s/search for this/replace with this/g prompt to confirm each replace: :%s/search/replace/gc case insensitive :%s/search/replace/gi :help substitute for more (2) Execute commands on matching lines :normal command means to execute commands as if you typed them in, eg: 'dd' or 'yyp', etc. With standard {range} operators, you can use :normal to execute a command on every matching line: delete every line that contains the word "foo" :/foo/normal dd I find :normal _really_ useful.