Monday, July 20, 2009

Emacs, - for navigating buffers

One of emacs pain is 'too many key-strokes for a certain thing'. This xkcd partly shows this problem. But, true. Laughing at 'C-x r j "register"' is legitimate, especially from vim users. Vim way of 'doing a certain thing' is wicked fast. The key stroke that I describe is Emacs way of switching to a buffer. (OMG, 4 key strokes for just switching buffer??). Vim way is ':e "filename"' or ":bp", simpler than emacs way.

So, borrowing CTRL-TAB idea from windows, I installed buffer-stack.el, and bound keys for CTRL-TAB and CTRL-SHIFT-TAB. Easier to navigate. Hurray~

Monday, July 6, 2009

Swim, not that bad

This week, I reduced my swim by 5 seconds. I was only training 50 meters, and I could do 60 seconds for 50 meters. If I swim at 65 seconds for 50 meters, my breath was much smoother and I could go further. But, today's train was focused just for 50 meters.

I realized that I need more muscle. I definitely felt the resistance of my forearm pushing, but couldn't push hard enough. I feel so good!