Pay attention on the details. It matters!

I watched by accident yesterday this TED talk by Rory Sutherland and it changed (at least for now) my view of the “small stuff” or the details. As a developer doing IT consulting as daily job I have hundreds of little tasks on my todo list which I don’t like doing. Some of them are really small changes, like changing the font size somewhere etc, but I never have the appetite to d them. I just find them boring & while there are more “important” things to do I never find time to do any of them.

But yesterday after watching this talk I got inspired and I did some improvements on a data dashboard. Those were small stuff like making the table header scroll down so you it’s always visible or changing the display of dates from “2012-10-25” to “Mon 25/10”.

And you know what? It worked! Today at noon I got this email (see below).

The changes you have made to the dashboard for the data checking is AWESOME!!!!!!

Super Thank you!!!!! :-)

This has of course brought a big smile on my face and a lot of motivation to do more things. Some of them are other small stuff that I would never do.

Enjoy the talk! which very probably you’ll find completely irrelevant to what I wrote above but it worked for me so I want to share it with you ๐Ÿ™‚

Multiple editing with Sublime Text 2

There are many times where you want to rename a variable that appears in many lines right? How can you do that with Sublime Text 2?

Alt + F3 <while having the cursor on what you want to rename>

Also, if Alt + F3 selects too many variables you can use to select them one by one (selects the next appearance each time you press it)

Ctrl + D <again while having the cursor on what you want to rename>

I know it’s really simple shortcut & you might be wondering why did I even post about it. Well .. the reason is that I simply forget it every time and I thought of writing it here so I know where to find it when I need it. Cause apparently I’m searching with the wrong keywords (multiple line editing in Sublime Text 2) and I don’t get the quick answer I need.

Hope this will be useful to somebody else as well ๐Ÿ™‚

Update: Found this nice about theย multiple selection keyboard shortcuts for Sublime Text 2

Have a nice day!