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He had me until the last paragraph... "if you spend time configuring your window manager or editor..."

If you don't take the time to configure your editor properly I do not want to collaborate with you on anything. Ever.




If there was a 'proper' way to configure your editor, then that proper way would be the default.


If there was a 'proper' way to configure your editor, then that proper way would be the default.

There's a proper way to tailor a suit, but no one expects an off-the-rack suit to fit everyone.

Some people want computers and software to be just like household appliances, but seem oblivious to the rants people have about appliances (stupid settings, no way way to config, lowest-common-denominator, one-size-firs-none, yadda yadda yadda).

Yeah, I get pissed at computers and software at times, but other times I'm awestruck at just what amazing things we can do.

Overall, we're winning.


"proper" in this context is how you configure it, not how it is configured.

(That seems like it should have a "confucius say" or something prefixing it).


The implication is 'proper for you'. One size fits all ... doesn't. But everyone should shape his tools to fit himself.




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