Monday, 29 July 2013


1337 by craigand
1337, a photo by craigand on Flickr.
The first of my new Project 365 attempt. A silly picture combining the modern computing world with what I consider a true throwback to proper text-based computing; Vim. I still use Vim on a daily basis at work. In fact, my computer screens are pretty much covered with tiled terminals and vim instances. No pointing devices, no touchable screens, no cursor keys (if you're a purist). Just you and a ridiculously powerful, expressive editor. None of your ham-fisted multi-touch hand mashing, anyway.

Vim for iOS is real. I didn't make it up just for this shot. You can get it here:

Be warned; it's blooming horrible. Escape is mapped to \ so it's 3 presses just to exit insert mode ...

So, anyway, yes,  I decided to give this Project 365 thing another go. May as well, eh? I haven't done one for two years now and I need to keep practicing, so it seems a good way.

Of course, the coincidence with my recent acquisition of a Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC has nothing to do with it ... *ahem* More on that in a different post.

So what's new? Well, I'm trying to be organised this time. Not just wandering around aimlessly getting frustrated at my own lack of inspiration. I made a list of 52 "themes" from a range of subject types, situations, techniques and styles, made 4 copies of that list, and then kindly asked my computer to randomise the order. This makes 364 "tasks" for my Project 365. The last one is a treat for me; pick whichever one I like. Hopefully by then I'll be able to do that.

So here we are, picture number 1. Here's hoping I make it past 193 this time!

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