The always amazing Peteris Krumins is starting a series of blog postings on cool plugins for vim, starting with [this post about surround.vim](http://www.catonmat.net/blog/vim-plugins-surround-vim/).
Just reading the article about the “old way” to do what surround.vim does was informative, showing me vim tricks I didn’t know.
Seriously, anyone who reads Mechanix should have [Peteris’ blog](http://www.catonmat.net/) in her syndication reader.