TL:DR— Sublime Text is a proprietary text and code editor which is very popular among developers due to a simple, fast and distraction free interface, an ability to open all the files in a folder, support for third party plugins through a package control system, extensive language syntax highlighting, and a clickable minimap view of an entire file. Sublime Text runs on macOS, Linux, and Windows. For macOS it is a universal binary which means it fully supports Mac computers with Apple silicon introduced in late 2020. Sublime Text is one of the best text editors around.
Apple silicon support, licence changes and countless improvements
Version 4 now supports Apple silicon, and is downloadable from the makers website, Sublime HQ. There are countless changes since Sublime Text 3. The license key now includes three years of updates, rather than being tied to a specific version. This is a good change, to encourage people to keep up to date. The licence still remains valid after this time, with the last build over the three year period continuing to work. Sublime Text has always had a generous evaluation mode with a periodic nag to purchase a licence. It does not have reduced functionality for evaluation. The licence works on all platforms.
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TL:DR— Sublime Text is a proprietary text and code editor which is very popular among developers due to a simple, fast and distraction free interface, an ability to open all the files in a folder, support for third party plugins through a package control system, extensive language syntax highlighting, and a clickable minimap view of an entire file. Sublime Text runs on macOS, Linux, and Windows. Sublime Text is one of the best text editors around. Its licence keys can be shared across platforms. If you use lots of different operating systems it is beneficial to have the same editor.
Modern Chromebooks have Linux so it just works, right?
Not quite! Version 4 continues to provide support for Linux, and is downloadable from the makers website, Sublime HQ. Modern Chromebooks have a Linux subsystem, so it is possible to install Sublime text. It is a very manual process though.
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Growing an audience
I tried using the Twitter tools - (TweetDeck and Twitter Ads) to grow my twitter audience but they are rotten for my use case. I am quite sad really at how little innovation there has been here in the last decade. So what to do?
In setting up this small site I used an old twitter acount @ez0ne which has been around for ages but I havent used. It dates back to this site being used for social media training. @ez0ne doesnt have as many followers as my main twitter which has thousands but I would like to grow it separately with a tone of voice around technologies I am interested in. So, as an experiment, I thought it would be fun to try to use a tool for improving engagement and increasing followers. I needed some specific features:-
- Scheduled tweets
- Thread support
- Compliance with Twitter Terms of Service
- Small focused independent company
There are today perhaps far too many twitter automation tools, and in the last decade many good ones have been absorbed by bigger companies and lost. I settled on Hypefury, who provide meet my requirements with a tool aimed at helping you save time with tweet-creation, increase your engagement rate with smart automation, and help you make more money. Their byline is "The tool to grow & monetize your Twitter audience." Sounds good. They are a small bootstrapped company, with a good social media presence and warm blog style and tone of voice. I like the look of their online reputation so that was initially good enough to give them a try, and now I am a paid user.
TL:DR — After an initial free trial period of 14 days, Hypefury plans start at USD19 per month for up to three twitter accounts and a total of 12 connected social accounts (Instagram, Facebook Pages and OnlyFans although dear readers you and me both are not ready for me to have an OnlyFans account 😀). There is no free plan. The premium product gives you analytics and LinkedIn support - I'd like those but not enough to justify the extra cost at this point. I have signed up for the standard plan and you can find out why in the main part of this article.
Using an SSH key, you can connect and authenticate to remote git servers without supplying your username and personal access token at each visit. Inevitably, you'll end up using more than one provider, for example for public projects and for internal private one, or for a particular client who requires a particular Git repository provider be used. SSh keys are more than just a convenient reduction in admin. They are essential in a devops environment where scripts and hooks will be working with code and multiple accounts and servers.
It is surprisingly easy to set up SSH access to Git repositories, but there are important things to think through which means you need to think about what you are doing. Most providers ofhave good instructions, and you could do no better than to start by reading one, such as this page Connecting to GitHub with SSH. The principles will be the same whatever the Git repository hosting provider.
TL:DR — SSH access to multiple Git repositories is easy to set up, convenient and secure but be careful not to accidentally overwrite other existing keys.