This week in review: decade is over, tmux and vscode, fools and fanatics.

Tue, 31 Dec 2019

End of a Decade!

TODO: figure out what I did for the past 10 years.▣

Thu, 02 Jan 2020

I use tmux in my workflow and recently have had to use VS Code as part of my dev environment. VS Code injects couple of environment variables into the shell to setup WSL server that talks to the windows native code editor. Since, I was launching tmux at startup, I ran into the issue of tmux missing env variables required for VS Code and its WSL server. Here is a hack I am currently using to get around this issue.

if [[ -z "$TMUX" ]] ;then
    # get the id of a detached session
    ID="$( tmux ls | grep -vm1 attached | cut -d: -f1 )"
    if [[ "$TERM_PROGRAM" == "vscode" ]]; then
        tmux new-session -s vscode-$(date +%s)
    elif [[ -z "$ID" ]] ;then  # if not available create a new one
        tmux new-session
        tmux attach-session -t "$ID"  # if available attach to it

The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.

— Bertrand Russell

I’ve recently come to a self-realization that I often act as one of the “fools and fanatics” by being overly confident in my views. I have been actively trying to recognize this and have been trying to get better at listening. I am hoping 2020 is the year of transformation. I am setting this as one of my goals for the year.▣