Matt Cutts is one of google’s most public faces. His insights into google’s philosophy and direction are high yield information.

Although usually followed for the etiquette and ethics of search engine optimization, Matt is also a highly skilled tutorial writer. Followers of tech-recipes will certainly appreciate these gems from his blog.

Moving to a New Web Host – Seemlessly moving to a new host or IP without losing google juice is a gastric reflux inducing concern. From MySQL dumps to DNS changes, these step-by-step directions will help keep the heartburn at bay.

Dynamic Adjustment of iFrame Height – The use of iFrame elements are necessary evils in some projects. Matt’s ideas and the comments that follow should help solve many common iFrame issues. Since adsense uses iFrames, it is not surprising that google would be interested in smooth iFrame integration.

Highlight Author Comments in WordPress – On Matt’s blog (and the upcoming transition of tech-recipes to WP) author comments are highlighted in an unique color for easy identification. Matt’s code and the suggestions that follow explore multiple solutions for this issue.

Downloading and Splitting Podcasts in Linux – Podcasts are wonderful sources of information; however, getting them into bite-sized morsels can be difficult. Matt’s tutorial downloads the podcasts and carves them into manageable sections for ease and comfort.

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vim :%s/6\.3/6.4/g

October 18th, 2005

Hey UNIX kiddos.. it’s been more than a year since the last release of vim. Now there is a shiny new 6.4 release. What’s new in it? Well, nothing, but it’s still new. Just bug fixes. Version 7 is supposed to have a spelling checker. Now if we can just get Davak to use vim by then, we won’t have to spell check his blog posts for him.

I adore Google. No web search compares, and now all of these goodies from their Labs. The latest release is Google Reader, on online RSS reader (that davak has already commented on in the blog here).

The first thing I noticed when playing with it was the shortcut keys to go up and down. To go up in the list press k, for down press j. I’ve loved vi longer than Google (only because vi is older and we have a long history). These keys don’t mean much to anyone else (they don’t seem like a standard outside the UNIX community except as hard letters to use in scrabble), but it just feels right when I have my index and middle fingers on them, ready to scroll at my whim. It would be great if we could search there for text using / (like Firefox does, thank you very much), but they’ve already used n for next page.