Guest poster brian d foy writes:
YAPC::NA is hosting a deathmatch that will finally settle the editor question, do you settle for vim or emacs when you are stubborn enough to not use something good. The advocates of either side are sure to point to the many ways they are able to modify their editor (probably using something that most people will agree is even uglier than Perl) so they can use weird, private incantations to do things that only work on their local system. You might notice these people wasting half a day setting up their inferior editor when they get a new system, or being unable to follow what they are doing in their primitive editors during their presentations.
If you’re using one of these abysmally lacking editors, what have you done to make it useful to you? What aliases and commands have you set up? Which ones do you use most frequently? Did you get these modifications in secret meetings in dark alleys away from the eyes of respectable society? Did you download dubious files from sketchy websites that you find on Reddit? How many editor diseases you have caught?
If you are using a good editor, you can still participate by showing the luddites how easily you accomplish simple tasks. Or, you can tell the troglodytes just how unevolved they are. Remember, though, to hate the sin but love the sinner. The YAPC::NA Code of Conduct wants to make the conference a safe place, even if an attendee has an unfortunate choice of editor.
No matter how sophisticated or modern you are, post a picture of your editor setup and link to this post. We want to see what colors, sizes, and fonts that you use. Do you like light on dark, dark on light, light on transparent light? Do you have a background picture or a solid background? Do you want to make your editor look like the old dumb terminals or have all the flash of the Las Vegas strip at night?
[From the YAPC::NA Blog.]