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Finished Laying Bathroom Tile

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Well, it has been a while since I posted any of my progress on the house. So here is a little update.

This weekend I finished laying all the tile in the bathroom shower, the bullnosed tiles for the baseboard and setting the shelf in the shower.

I also bought a wash tub for the garage. I did this so I can scrub my hands and my tools without having to come inside the house. Tonight I constructed the pipe system to connect from the wash tub to the existing drain system in the garage.

Anyways, my next steps for the bathroom are to clean all the tiles and make sure the grout paths are clear. Once, I have cleaned up the tile and grout paths I will be ready to grout the tiles. I will be using a polyblend sanded grout and a color matched caulk in the inner corners of the shower. I was told that I should use the caulk in the inner corners because the walls expand and shrink as the temperature changes and it usually causes grout in the inner corners to crack. Hence, use caulk because it is more flexible and can absorb the expansion and contraction of the walls.

I feel pretty good about all the progress I have made this weekend and can’t wait for the shelf to finish setting so that I can clean up all the tile and get to grouting. The vision of the bathroom is finally starting to come together and I can’t wait to get it finished.

Till next time.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Well, I am back with some more updates on my Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin. This is a smaller release than the last as I have been very busy. Despite its small stature it is an exciting one as we have another contribution to honor. The following are the recent updates:

  • Fixed comma, single quote, question mark color issues (#25)
  • Fixed small color issue caused by ! char (#26)
  • Better console colors, change 0 failures from red to green (Thanks @lidanh)

A special thanks goes out to @lidanh for the code contribution. The new colors are much nicer and the 0 failures being green instead of red makes it easier to detect success vs failure.

Thanks also goes out to all the users of the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin. Especially, the users that have been submitting bug reports and feature requests. This plugin wouldn’t exist without the direction and feedback from you all.

Please continue to provide feedback via Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin issues on our GitHub page.

My zsh Setup

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Relatively recently I switched to ZSH for my shell. The primary reason I switched was that I had more flexibility in prompts as I can setup a right prompt and a left prompt. I also like the completion interfacing that ZSH provides. Anyways, I finally got around to generalizing my ZSH setup and makeing it available on GitHub as a backup for myself so that I can easily set it up again in the future, as well as a means of sharing my setup with all of you. Anyways, it is availabe on GitHub at with instructions on how to install it using git.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin Updates

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Well, I got some more updates for you all.

My Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin has recently been recognized as an essential Sublime Text 2 plugin on a nettuts+ blog post. Thanks to this publicity and the exposure via Package Control, Twitter, GitHub, and Google I have gotten some decent feedback, especially around my recent addition of colored output. Thanks to all that feedback I have pushed out the following improvements to the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin:

  • Support for directory paths with spaces (#19, Thanks @ffmike)
  • Fixed dash based coloring issue (#16)
  • Fixed single quote based coloring issue (#17)
  • Fixed question mark based coloring issue (#20)
  • Fixed period based coloring issue (#21)
  • Fixed success dot section identification & coloring issue (#22)
  • Fixed a second single quote based coloring issue (#23)
  • Added command relativity (#24)

The above break down of improvements include primarily a bunch of coloring fixes, command relativity, and one very important issue that deserves some recognition, issue #19 by @ffmike. This is the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin’s first contribution. Much thanks goes out to @ffmike for being our first contributor.

As usual if any of you have identified bugs or features that you would like added please submit them on the GitHub Issues page for the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin.

SublimeText2 Guard Plugin in Color

by Andrew De Ponte (@cyphactor)

Hey all,

I know there are a number of you who have been eagerly awaiting this moment. I sure have been. I am proud to announce the first release of the Sublime Text 2 Guard Plugin that provides colored output. Basically, it ended up that I had to define a language file to identify the entities in the output and then define a theme to color those identified entities. Once, I did that I simply programatically set the color_scheme and syntax options for the output panel and like magic colors worked. Given the complexity of the language definition and the limited test cases I had when developing I am sure there are going to be some bugs to work out. So, as usual please create issues if you find any of these issues.