I am bit upset now, and I’ll tell you why.

Chairs. I was working from home mainly in the past 3-4 years, so having a decent home office setup was always important for me.

I have a nice adjustable desktop – (I ordered the base from, but the table is is a 200cm long IKEA Linmon tabletop, b/c we are working a lot logether with my wife.)

The chair I was using for a long time was an IKEA Flintan chair. I bought it from my old workplace used for something like 15euros. Bargain.

I used it for a long time, but as the chair got older the sitting part was not the best, it become less soft from time to time, so I decided to change it.

I went to the IKEA and bought a chair named Järvfjället. The strength of the mechanism was not adjustable, so I decided after 2 days to bring it back to the store as my back started to hurt. I got a different chair, named Marcus. It was quite good for a while, but I noticed that my neck started to hurt in that, so after ~6 months I gave it to my nephew, and brought back my old Flintan chair.

I used it for several months again, but it become less good again, so yesterday I made my decision, and went to the IKEA and bought a brand new Flintan chair.

I put it together yesterday, and started to use. It was comfortable to sit on it, but it was not good to lean back … the spring in that is was more strong than in the old one, and they changed the mechanism – the spring is not adjustable anymore.

I made my decision, and I decided to swap the mechanics of my old Flintan chair with the new one… and I am not able to do it, because they redesigned the entire chair. All the screws are on different places so I can’t do it.

So now I have an old chair, where I can’t comfortable sit anymore, and a new one where I can’t sit comfortable either.

I am pretty grumpy about it. F*CK IKEA, why change something what was working good???

Happy birthday VIM!

Vim turned 29 this day. Yay! I am a heavy vim user, it is my editor of choice in every operating system, however, I always installing some GUI editors as well (atom or sublime) for quick copy-paste tasks.

But this post is about vim.

I pretty much love it. I love the way how seamlessly it integrates into my daily workflow. I avoid using vim plugins and fancy configuration parameters, I try to keep it clean and easy. (Yes, I’ll share my .vimrc at the end of this post)

My normal workflow utilizes mostly the UNIX shell, I am rarely keep multiple files open – except I plan to copy-paste between two files. When I have to edit a file, I enter the work directory, open the file with vim, do my edits then save, and go for the next file. Sometimes I use ‘gf’ and ctrl+O to navigate between files, I often use sed like replacements inside files, and when I have to edit multiple files I am mostly use macro recording. And that’s it, I guess. The main part of my config is about how to colorize the output, what to do with the whitespaces, things like those. I keep vim plugin free because I can easily copy my .vimrc to any server I have to work on.

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