Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
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Preparations

Work? Pretty much as it should be. Waste of time rewriting code because someone else couldn't stick to the design spec, so let's cut out early and go geocaching...

Found this cache and this cache in the Lincoln Park area. Both were easy virtuals and a very short distance apart. After that, I went for a bit of a drive around the area. Pretty weird place. Narrow and hilly roads, dirt roads, secluded mansions... so close to I-287 and yet miles away from the nearest intersection. Found a lake but it was fenced up so there was no cache-hiding potential there. Also found yellow trail blazes joining up with the road. May have to see where that goes if I return.

While upgrading vim on my laptop, I noticed that '_vimrc' works as the config file name under Linux too, in addition to the usual '.vimrc'. Pretty cool because now, I don't even have to bother renaming that file when copying it from a Windows vim installation to a Linux vim installation. And as always, the same '_vimrc' works under both OSes, which is very good considering the large number of custom macros, functions, etc it contains. Ahh... platform independence in a text editor. (I guess some emacs users are going to have a few words to say about this too. :) ) Wonder if anyone has a script to post to LJ from vim.

Also re-tested the laptop's PPP setup and the wireless internet. Works but a bit finicky. Should work well enough near the interstate with all those cellular towers that look like fake pine trees.

The packing continues. Will be heading out Saturday morning.
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