Vimium is a Google Chrome extension which provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control in the spirit of the Vim editor. Watch this video to get a feel for how it works:
- Helps you navigate the web without touching the mouse.
- Uses a clever highlighting method to navigate using links.
- Saves your zoom settings on a site-by-site basis.
- Customizable keyboard shortcuts.
- Has an in-page help dialog to remind you of your personalized shortcuts.
What happened to warlion.com?
For anyone that still visits this site from time to time, I thought I’d give a brief explanation of why there’s been almost two years of in-activity and why nothing looks the same. Almost two years ago, I decided to take a digital sabbatical. I suspended my Facebook account, stopped posting to and modifying my website, all but ignored Twitter and my RSS feeds, and started greatly reducing the amount of time that I spent in email. I began having designated times throughout the day where I would check email, rather than beaconing to every notification.
After a few months of this sabbatical, I was refreshed and motivated to make changes to my digital experience. I permanently deleted my Facebook account, continued my new email work patterns, and resumed Twitter about once a week. I removed many RSS sources and limited reading RSS feeds to once every day or two. This new workflow has been a very healthy change for me. It’s helped me to slow down. I didn’t realize, until I forced myself to stop, just how responsive I was to notifications… and I had all my apps notifying me. Every post, every email, every news article, all the time… all day long on all of my computers and devices. Looking back, it’s hard for me to imagine that I did that. But it was a slow and gradual process of trying to stay on top of things. It was never a goal of mine to be a slave to my applications.
While I was at it, I decided to examine just how much time I was spending on my digital experience. For many years I hosted a website. It was a huge benefit in learning web development, and I also enjoyed my personal site, warlion.com. I had intentions to expand with another site (markkrieg.com) and differentiate between tech-talk and personal blog posts. But after evaluating how much time and money I was spending to host all of this, and the amount of time invested that was no longer yielding anything of great benefit, I decided to cancel my web-host and just keep the domains with the associated email accounts. I moved my web pointers to a free Tumblr account that I had experimented with some years ago, and now that’s all I have. Both domain names point to this site.
I plan on posting interesting things on this site from time to time, but it will be nothing like my former effort. So, to whom it may concern… if anyone… that’s the scoop.