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Kill This Buffer

[Editorial Note: Sorry about the lousy formatting. Org2blog is misbehaving again so I had to paste the HTML into the WordPress editor.] Ben Maughan over at Pragmatic Emacs has a really nice tip. It's one of those things that you … Continue reading

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PSA: SSH Suddenly Asks for Passwords in OS X

Background If you're an OS X user who uses SSH keys to SSH to remote machines and have just updated to Sierra you may have noticed that SSH has suddenly started asking for a password. My situation is that I've … Continue reading

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An Example of pcase-lambda

Over at the Emacs reddit, instant_sunshine has an example of using pcase-lambda. It's not used very often but can be useful if you have to write functions that need to look inside Lisp objects. The documentation for pcase-lambda is a … Continue reading

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Blogging Woes

I finally got yesterday's post up by generating the HTML from my Org source file and then pasting it into the WordPress editor. I'm still not sure what's happening. Very occasionally I can push a post with org2blog but most … Continue reading

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The Five Second Rule

The New York Times has published an article on the five second rule. You'll be shocked—shocked—to learn that if you drop food on the floor you get bacteria on it even if you pick it up in less than 5 … Continue reading

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Problem Posting

I'm have a problem posting today's offering and I've run out of time to deal with it right now. I'll try to get back to it later tonight. If you're reading this, it means that it's not a problem with … Continue reading

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Fundamentals

So true and so often disregarded I felt like saying this. pic.twitter.com/mHJ1rENoX1 — Hisham (@hisham_hm) December 13, 2015 Hat tip to Karl Voit.

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Emacs 25.1

As you surely know by now, Emacs 25.1 is out and available for download at the usual places. Check the Emacs download page for a mirror near you. They also have pointers to some precompiled binaries if you prefer that. … Continue reading

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Repeating a Command

Zachary Kanfer has a nice post on how to repeat a command with a single keystroke. A familiar instance of this is the old-style keyboard macro execution. After defining the macro, you can execute it with 【Ctrl+x e】 and then … Continue reading

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On Emacs Being an OS

Katherine Cox-Buday has a lovely 8-tweet long sequence in which she outlines how she uses Emacs to perform a periodic, tedious chore. It's worth looking at to see if you can get some ideas from it. Here's the last tweet … Continue reading

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