Hello, my name is Ren Provey.
I am a full stack web software developer with a deep interest
in iOS, user experience and
analytics.

Cloud Coding

After reading Mark O'Connor's post about swapping his MacBook for an iPad+Linode, I decided to give the setup a whirl. For reasons that probably defy logic (what can I say, I'm a slave to fashion), I substituted Panic's Prompt for the recommended iSSH and have yet to feel any pain from the decision.

Mark covers a lot of the setup for a Linode server in his follow-up post. For now, I am just SSHing to my home machine via no-ip.com, and the only real fiddly bit that I needed to add was the following in my vimrc:

if has('gui_running')
  set background=light
else
  let g:solarized_termcolors=256
  set background=dark
endif

The key thing here is to force solarized to use the let g:solarized_termcolors=256 even if vim is running in a terminal. Panic's Prompt by default will register itself as a 16 color terminal, to get 256 colors working (and the beautiful Solarized color scheme), I added export TERM=xterm-256color to the login script which can be configured in Prompt's individual machine settings.

We'll see how the setup works out, for now it is nice to just be traveling around with only an iPad.

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