- (very) random texts written by Chris Maniewski

Switching from Bear to vim-based notes

7 minute read Published: 2020-08-28

It might not come as a surprise to you that I’m a heavy vim user. Whenever I write anything, I’d like for it to be inside of vim. This has been true for almost anything except note-taking. Why? Because I like to take a lot of notes on the go (in fact, I started the draft of this blog post on my phone) and sync them with my laptop. The number of iOS-apps that play well with vim based solutions and have pleasant use interface is quite small.

STM32 - Erasing the flash using OpenOCD

2 minute read Published: 2020-08-19

Let's say you have flashed your STM32 MCU but accidentally overwrote a GPIO configuration used for ST-Link communication (discovery boards are prone to this). You might get the error message when trying to flash:

Flashing superparasites to Typhoon

2 minute read Published: 2020-08-11

I guess you found this post because you want to flash the superparasites firmware to Typhoon. As this is a custom firmware it's not as easy as building and flashing the official MI firmware images. Here's how it worked for me.

Debugging Arm-based microcontrollers in (Neo)vim with gdb

7 minute read Published: 2020-07-18

Coming from the JavaScript world, I'm used to the amazing debugging capabilities that browsers offer these days. I wanted to find a way to do debugging in a sensible way, covering the basics like setting breakpoints, skipping through them and doing variable inspection at runtime. Ideally I wanted to use vim for that as this is where I do all of my coding! I ended up finding an elegant solution (at least in my opinion) that I would like to share with you.

Modern C++ development in (Neo)vim

9 minute read Published: 2020-07-17

In this post I will try to document my journey of setting up a modern C(++) development environment in (neo)vim.