Sublime Text 3, Ito En, and Carbon Based Lifeforms


What do these three things have in common? They are awesome. And they go together seamlessly.

I have recently taken up a quick project where I need to communicate with a collection of addressable LED bulbs in a custom lighting system. Pretty easy coding, but I wanted it to be able to run in a browser – using a cheap tablet and laptop to control equally. So I needed to snag a decent editor for Javascript, HTML, and CSS. I already had Sublime Text 2 and I enjoyed it in the past. I discovered that Sublime Text 3 had been released, and decided to use the better bits. It makes my development so much smoother. I used to use BBEdit, but I prefer how flexible ST2/3 really are.

ST3 Iced Coffee Script

So I currently have ST3 running. On top of that, I have iTunes pumping sweet Carbon Based Lifeforms (artist) into my Bose QuietComfort 35 Series II headphones. Joy. The current album is entitled “Derelicts”. It’s ambient enough to allow me to concentrate quite well, but it does not drone with a whimper. It must be scientifically formulated to stimulate just the right neurons for the type of work that I do. I float along and my fingers tap out the source code to the patterned beats.

Beside me stands a bottle of Ito En: Oi Ocha Unsweetened Green Tea With Roasted Rice. There is something magical about it. The first few sips taste like the bottom of a stagnant puddle but then the flavor slowly turns to a nice flavor. It feels tied to the earth in some unexplainable way. Honest.


It’s a great way to spend an afternoon. Now, if I only had a window in this office. I’ll get a screensaver going on the Apple TV I guess.


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