Reminder that quitting vim with `:wq`, `:x`, or `ZZ` is dumb, you could just be going

` ps aux | grep vim | awk '{print $2}' | xargs kill -9`

@tA I just hold the power button down to close vim.

@tealturtle @Tel whenever I wanna close vim I just ring the power company and cancel my houses conneciton, then start a new connection immediately

@tA @tealturtle

That reminds me of the biggest "dumb, but it works" hack I've ever heard of. The USSR had a televised talent contest and wanted everyone to vote on their favourite performers. But the phone system wasn't up to the task, so they had people turn their lights on to signal approval, and off to signal disapproval. Then the power company measured demand to judge the winners.

@Tel @tA @tealturtle They used this 'lights on for yes, off for no' to do a nationwide survey in the 1970 made-for-TV movie 'Earth II' (not the 90s series), about building a space station up into an independent nation.

@Tel @tA @tealturtle
In the 1950s, each television station's popularity was measured by the drop in city water pressure when it went to commercial.

@zillion @Tel @tA @tealturtle The UK National Grid employs someone to watch television each evening, because the end of popular programmes coincides with millions of people getting up and switching on electric kettles to make a cup of tea or flushing toilets.

@Tel @tA @tealturtle same hack was used when Czechoslovak TV ran interactive series "Rozpaky kuchaře Svatopluka" back in 80s

@severak @tealturtle @tA @Tel and now they are doomed to have to put a big "do not vote, we're re-airing an 80's tv show" sign on the screen until the end of the time
@tA @tealturtle @Tel You're trying waaay too hard. Normally I fire up emacs and just C-x M-c M-butterfly a few times until vim closes.
@wizard @tealturtle @Tel whenever I wanna quit vim, instead of doing the ol' :wq I just fire up my patched version of Vim that puts "return 0" at the very top of the main function
@tA @tealturtle @Tel Mine returns 1337 because every cool hacker process should return 1337

@tA @Tel @tealturtle okay but you really didn't have to call me out so hard, that's just rude honestly

@hushpiper @tealturtle @Tel I just exclusively run vim on other peoples servers, and then call them out on social media until they revoke my access, therefore effectively closing vim
@jg @tealturtle @Tel rather than use :x, I simply remove my users process cap and then use :w!:(){:|:&}: to exit vim
Sign in to participate in the conversation is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.

If you are interested in joining our community, please review our Bylaws and Code of Conduct. If you agree with them, you may apply for membership on our instance via this link

Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here