Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wednesday 8/27 - Social Meetup!

...which is a roundabout way of saying that I just found out our usual spot at CAIT is unavailable this month. :-)

Since we won't be able to meet at the normal location, I say we get together here instead:
Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall
4465 Manchester Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110
Map
They've got good food and really good beer, and lots of big open tables to eat and drink it around. We can start off the evening talking about Vim, and then, after enough beer, finish the evening singing about Vim. :-)

We'll meet at 6:30pm, as usual, and hang out until whenever. Please let me know if you plan to be there, so I'll know how much of that big-open-tablespace to grab.

Thanks!


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Wednesday 7/23 - Cherrypicking Favorite vi/Vim Features

WHAT:
  St. Louis Vim Geeks: “Cherrypicking Favorite vi/Vim Features” by Don Ellis

WHERE:
  CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
  Classroom 24
  5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:
  Wednesday, July 23rd, at 6:30pm

Cherrypicking Favorite vi/Vim Features


Don says he'd like to talk about
a fairly long list of operations that would help a new user get started, or a long-time user who hasn't plumbed some of the shallower depths.

Things we came up with include executing shell commands without exiting the editor; quickly setting up minimal config on a new system (with usable color scheme); determining whether syntax coloring is installed and how to make it so; using the system paste buffer while in visual mode, and a number of others that should be of special interest to a new user.

Drinks and Food and Stuff


RSVP by replying to this message on the mailing list (or privately to me and/or Bill if you're shy), and we’ll be sure to have enough food and drinks for everybody.

When and Where


We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, July 23rd, in the usual place:
CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology)
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/b8r9
Forsyth MetroLink Station: http://bit.ly/PuOJ6a
CAIT provides detailed driving directions and parking information here:
http://www.cait.wustl.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37
(Don’t worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn’t apply to us.)

Make sure you reply to this message to RSVP!

See you there,
Steve

Monday, June 23, 2014

Wednesday 6/25 - Autocommands

WHAT:
St. Louis Vim Geeks: “Autocommands” by Perrin Westrich

WHERE:
CAIT - The Center for the Application of Information Technology
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63105

WHEN:
Wednesday, June 25th, at 6:30pm

Autocommands

A cryptic blurb from Perrin (a.k.a. CrypticSwarm):
Throughout the course of the day we use our editors constantly. We write and type and type our writes (#haskell). Occasionally we find that our textual machinations tend towards the redundant and repetitive. Struggle as we might there is a light. Enter the Autocommand (#dragon).

(We think he's going to talk about these things: Vim Autocommands.)

Drinks and Food and Stuff

RSVP by replying to this message on the mailing list (or privately to me if you're shy), and we’ll be sure to have enough food and drinks for everybody.

When and Where

We’ll be meeting at 6:30pm on Wednesday, June 25th, in the usual place:

CAIT (The Center for the Application of Information Technology)
Classroom 24
5 N. Jackson Ave
St. Louis, Missouri 63105

Map: http://goo.gl/maps/b8r9

Forsyth MetroLink Station: http://bit.ly/PuOJ6a

CAIT provides detailed driving directions and parking information here:

http://www.cait.wustl.edu/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=37

(Don’t worry about the parking permit stuff. It doesn’t apply to us.)

Make sure you reply to this message to RSVP!

See you there,
Bill