Weekly Picks - Web Systems

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Helpful resource for web developers for this week's pick.


  • The System Design Primer - This GitHub document is an amazing resource for getting up to speed on common techniques used when building web systems. For people like me who are fairly new to the web-side of development, resources like this are a godsend since they condense a ton of practical knowledge into a fairly quick read.
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Weekly Picks - Vimium

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Another useful Chrome extension for this week's pick.


  • Vimium - This Chrome extension adds Vim-like keybindings for common navigation actions. For example, j and k allow for horizontal scrolling. It's effective and fun to use! The f "open link" functionality is amazing!
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Weekly Picks - Finance Podcasts

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Couple of finance related podcasts for this week's picks.


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Italian Verbs

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Here are some word associations that might be helpful to remember some common Italian Verbs:

  • CADERE - Cady falls catlike. - Cady cade come un gatto.
  • CHIAMARE - Key-Mary calls midday. - Key-Mary chiama mezzogiorno.
  • CHIEDERE - Key-Eddy asks keenly. - Key-Eddy chiede acutamente.
  • CHIUDERE - Key-Eustace closes juices. - Key-Eustace chiude i succhi.
  • DARE - Darin gives dozens. - Darin dozzine.
  • DIVENTARE - Dante becomes dainty. - Dante diventa delicato.
  • DOVERE - Dove owes two dollars. - Dove deve due dollari.
  • FARE - Farah makes fairings. - Farah fa …
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Weekly Picks - Video Speed Controller

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Been a while since the last picks post. I've been watching a lot of instructional videos on YouTube recently which inspired this pick.


  • Video Speed Controller - This Chrome extension allows you to quickly increase or decrease the speed of an HTML5 video. Yeah, many sites have similar features built-in to their video players but this extension ramps it up a notch. Try it and you'll see how helpful the keyboard shortcuts are when watching …
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Fzf To Clipboard On Windows

Been using the great fzf CLI utility lately. Here's a neat trick to copy the search result to the Windows clipboard:

fzf | clip

The resulting copied text tends to include a carriage return however. To remove it, either add the --print0 option to the fzf command or permanently make it a default option using the FZF_DEFAULT_OPTS environment variable.

The use-case for this trick is to quickly find a file within a project, copy the path …

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Speed Up Ctrlp With Fd

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NOTE: This was originally posted on the Vim subreddit here.

Just learned aboug fd today and was impressed by its speed. Tried using it for ctrlp and it works great! Didn't take any precise measurements but for the CPython code base, stock ctrlp loaded in about 2 seconds, ctrlp+ripgrep about 1 second, and ctlp+fd about 0.5 seconds.

I'm running GVIM 8.0.586 on Windows 10 and used the following in my …

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Another Quick Update

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Another quick update of random stuff I've been up to lately:

  • Released a new version of gArchiver. This is the first new release in nearly two years. It is now built with Python 3.6 and wxPython 4.0.1.
  • PopPage has some cool features like the run command and default files.
  • Learning a lot about C# and the .NET framework. Microsoft has done a great job with the tooling centered around Visual Studio!
  • Finally …
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Hi, I am Jeff Rimko!
A computer engineer and software developer in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.