sublime text 3 packages – knowledge share

Rebuilt my laptop and have been reconfiguring and upgrading stuff ever since. I forget how much customization goes into a dev box. These are mostly notes to myself but if they help someone else, cool.

You can get sublime text 3 at – it is my text editor of choice. And like wordpress plugins or tendenci add-on modules, it is extensible. Make it do what you want, right?

ST3 packages and installing them is a bit different from sublime text 2 so I thought I would share what I had to do to get things installed.

Go to this link
Then copy the code on the left on that page
Open the sublime console by typing CTL+` (that last thing is a “tick” mark – top left on a mac keyboard)
Paste the code you copied into the sublime console and hit enter.
Then restart sublime text 3.

Next hit COMMAND+SHIFT+P and type in “Package Control: Install Packages”
You should now see a list of packages to install.

Some common plugins that don’t require much thought to decide on. After that install what you need, but no more, to keep things tidy and fast.

Makes HTML look pretty and easier to work with by color coding.

Python Improved
To make this your default Python, open a `.py` Python file.
Select `View -> Syntax -> Open all with current extension as… -> PythonImproved`
and you should be all set.

Color Highlighter
Shows CSS codes in the color that is chosen FFFFF for example.

Shows changes since your last commit by putting small visual cues on the left hand side.


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Search for more packages here: ¬†They have some good ones for css and less/sass/etc… I’d look for the ones with the MOST downloads as an indicator of if it is a stable plugin.

Gillmor’s Attention and “Color Coding of Interesting Actions in Social Software”

On my to-do list is to get Steve Gillmor’s attention and explain that we already have a complete method of numbering and color coding meta data for social software.  And that we want to help and share it if others will.  Call it a social contract, but there IS value in there that can be used for good.

At last year’s eTech 2005 I presented a birds of a feather (BOF) session called "Color Coding of Interesting Actions in Social Software".  I think I had at least four, maybe five people in attendance.  Basically I felt like a geek among geeks which is somewhat frustrating.

Actioncolorcodes By visualization of interesting actions in social software, please note that we are NOT trying to reinvent Vizster, rather we are looking for patterns of actions and attention that relate to society.  Step 1 is TRUST which is what AttentionTrust is working towards.  I like anyone who is willing to write the word ethics or integrity in a sentence.  From there, with some stated ethics we can probably help.  The net result should be something that looks like a GIS graphic but that indicates what people are paying attention to.

It is interesting to note that at eTech I had a brief exchange with some influential folks and I was trying to explain the concept of standardized methods of recording things like article adds, and the response was "but why would anyone share that data?"  And then Steve Gillmor comes along, caustic, rough around the edges to say the least, and he might actually get a level of cooperation on sharing the data.  Maybe this was a message that needed a hammer to initially get attention.

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