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+      <h2>some textfiles</h2>
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+        <li><a href="textfiles/corn.txt">a news.tilde.club post about sweetcorn</a> (I
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+            hope ~schussat (?) doesn't mind being quoted here)</li>
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+        <li><a href="textfiles/vimpoems.txt">about writing poems in vim</a></li>
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       <h2>Reverse Chronological Dated Entries Are Totally Fine But I Already Do That Elsewhere</h2>
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       <p>And, thinking that, I decided to make my home on squiggle.city a stack

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+> I associate it most strongy with grilling it in the husk in
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+> several backyards on the Colorado western slope one summer.
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+I spent most of my early life in Nebraska and Kansas, and so for
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+me the best experience of the stuff has always been summer
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+harvests of sweetcorn, ideally prepared shortly after picking by
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+shucking, washing the silks off in cold water, & boiling for
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+7-10 minutes in a big pot.  Serve with butter and salt (butter
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+usually to be applied by rolling the ear of corn lengthwise on
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+the stick, though I had an uncle who preferred to apply butter
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+to bread first and then roll the corn on the bread).  I remember
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+a lot of meals consisting of essentially nothing but sweetcorn,
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+half a dozen ears or so to a person.
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+I suppose this wasn't super healthy, but there's nothing quite
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+like the texture and flavor of really fresh corn on the cob, and
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+very little that can be done to genuinely improve upon it.  Then
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+too, I live in front range Colorado now, and have spent time on
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+the western slope.  It always seems to me that the local
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+sweetcorn chauvinism is innocent enough, but a little
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+inexperienced.  By the time it hits grocery stores and farm
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+stands, it's usually tough as nails.
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+I guess what I'm really saying is:  If you live in a climate
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+that supports it, plant sweetcorn.  There's no substitute for
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+fresh.  I am often sad that Colorado doesn't seem to be a place
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+where I'm capable of growing decent corn (see also: tomatoes,
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+carrots which don't taste like dirt, basically anything that
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+isn't some kind of kale).
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+*
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+Not that grilling it in the husk is bad.  Nice change of pace.
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+Great for camping.
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+I had this really bad experience one time at a party where I got
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+yelled at by the older, richer, much more employed host for
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+putting out a flaming corn cob in his new swimming pool.  The
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+less said about that, the better, probably.  (What can I say; I
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+was like 22 and probably kind of drunk.  It was humiliating.)
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+*
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+We used to grow a _lot_ of corn, by garden plot standards, and
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+we'd usually have more than we could realistically eat while
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+fresh.  My parents often still do.  My mom's canned it before,
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+but the handiest way to preserve it seems to be to boil as usual
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+and then cut off in strips and freeze in plastic bags.  Assuming
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+you've got the freezer space, this works out great for soups,
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+casseroles, pizza, you name it.
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+They also make a lot of creamed corn.  It's really good, and
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+I'll have to see if I can get the recipe, though I'll bet it's
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+just a variation of something they got from Alton Brown.  They
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+are way into Alton Brown.
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+On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:57 PM, Eric Weir <eeweir@bellsouth.net> wrote:
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+> Wondering if there are any poets here who use vim in writing
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+> poetry, either in the messy creative phase or the later
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+> refining, polishing, and editing phase. If so, I’d be
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+> interested in knowing how you use vim, how you find vim
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+> helpful, and whether there are any plugins that you have found
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+> especially helpful.
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+I use vim for most of what I don't write inside a browser, which
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+includes a lot of poetry and prose.
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+I'm not sure if I draw much of a distinction between the things
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+that make a good code editor and the things that make a good
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+literary text editor.  I can certainly imagine that distinction,
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+but I think if you like plain text, filter scripts, the
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+coreutils, renderable markup languages, that sort of thing, then
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+it all kind of fits together.
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+I'm slowly writing a book partly about using the GNU/Linux CLI
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+for literary things:
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+  https://p1k3.com/userland-book/
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+...which doesn't (yet, anyway) touch on vim, but it's sort of the
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+environment I have in mind.
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+As to the editor specifically, I do a lot of pretty intensive
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+rewriting, rearranging lines or stanzas, replacing words, and
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+experimenting with line breaks and spacing.  Vim's pretty good at
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+quickly slicing and dicing text.
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+I use this binding a lot for chopping lines up:
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+  " split lines under the cursor (modeled on, maybe, emacs?)
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+  map K i<CR><Esc>g;
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+As far as plugins go, NERD tree makes the whole editor a lot more
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+useful for working with a collection of files, and I tend to
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+organize projects as flatfiles in a directory, or blog entries in
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+a tree of directories named after dates.
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+Lastly, I have some simple tools for producing markup from a
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+source format.  So, for example, the last poem I wrote looks like
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+this in source:
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+  <h1>monday, january 5</h1>
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+  <freeverse>
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+  driving down 36 to see you
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+  i grasp at the scene around me
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+  trying to fix in mind for you
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+  some list or hierarchy
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+  of attributes and aspects:
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+  snow on the hills
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+  snow on the plains
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+  the moon on the snow
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+  sundown on the clouds
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+  the haze over the city lights
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+  electricity vivid and gleaming
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+  within the field of some
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+  greater radiance
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+  </freeverse>
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+...where the stuff inside <freeverse> gets translated to regular
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+HTML with linebreaks in the right places.  It's a small thing,
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+but it's a lot easier to stay in the flow of writing without
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+having to worry about markup boilerplate.  For print output in
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+the past I've switched this up to generate LaTeX directly, but I
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+think next time I produce something in book form I'll see what I
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+can get done with Pandoc.
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