For the past month I’ve been flexing my writing muscle.
At the turn of the year I got the idea of putting a SWAT4 article series together. SWAT4 turns 15 years old in October this year so writing about it seemed like a good way to celebrate one of my favorite game series.
I started to play SWAT4 on the day it was released and eventually played it some 2000 hours in total. I only focused on multiplayer co-op — I skipped the single-player and other game modes completely.
The concept of the article series is to first introduce SWAT4 as a game, delve into close-quarters combat tactics and then finally give an overview of some of the missions. The draft for the first article is almost written, weighting about 2500 words.
Compared to my normal tool set writing an article, that is
vim, I decided to
use the more archaic
nvi editor. There’s an annoying syntax highlighting
issue in the current Homebrew version of
vim that messes up the coloring of
italic and bolded text.
nvi doesn’t have such problems.
nvi is a surprisingly tolerable editor. The only issue I have is the
different behavior of the backspace key. In
vim you can use the backspace
key in insert mode to delete any previous typed character while in
only possible to erase characters typed in the current insert mode session.
nvi editor configuration is as follows:
In short, I’m using
ispell in lieu of the built-in options that
vim. Other maps make
nvi behave more like
the use of control characters in the configuration which is why I omitted the
That’s all I have for this month. See you in the next one!