It’s been a while since my last post, so this is a quick update of what’s been happening lately.
On Monday and Tuesday the TAMODIA 2006 workshop was hosted at our institute. I joined a few interesting sessions. It was nice to meet again a lot of people I saw earlier this year at CADUI 2006. We also had an interesting keynote by Joëlle Coutaz.
Yesterday, my office mate Jan succesfully defended his dissertation, titled High-Level User Interface Models for Model-Driven Design of Context-Sensitive User Interfaces. So we can call him dr. Jan now
Johan (see the picture below) joined the EDM team as well, and is now working in the Computer Graphics group.
I came across a blog post from John Lam, the creator of RubyCLR. He made a rudimentary Vim color scheme based on VibrantInk by Justin Palmer. VibrantInk is a color scheme for the fabulous TextMate editor, and my personal favorite.
So I tried John’s version to make my Vim experience match up to TextMate’s in terms of eye-candy. It worked fine for GVim (the GUI version), but not in a plain terminal unfortunately.
I eventually discovered a great tutorial on how to convert GUI color schemes to 256 color terminal versions. After following the instructions and using some of the tools they provided, I managed to port it to the terminal.
The results (for Vim and GVim respectively):
The theme can be downloaded from the Vim website. Enjoy!