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query-replace in Emacs 25.

A nice feature of the query-replace function is that you can scroll through the history of previous parameters and perhaps avoid retyping them. Unfortunately, you can't edit that history so if your new input is even a little bit different, … Continue reading

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They're Doing it for Your Own Good

Britain calls forth the four horsemen and apparently without shame or self awareness.

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The Problems with Gratuitously Collecting Data

Over at Neustar Research, Anthony Tockar has an interesting if terrifying post on the analysis of anonymized data from New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission. The data, which was obtained through a FOIA request, contains details of every Taxi … Continue reading

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Lisp and Mathematics

I've written many times about Atebey Kaygun's blog and his wonderful exploration of mathematics through Lisp. Robert Smith over at symbo1ics has a nice video on using Common Lisp for mathematics. It's a long video that explores how Lisp is … Continue reading

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Scripting with Emacs

Sebastian Wiesner over at lunarsite has an excellent tutorial on scripting with Emacs. By “scripting with Emacs” he means we'd like to have a shell script containing some Elisp or a reference to a file containing some Elisp into which … Continue reading

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The info-display-manual Command

The prolific Bozhidar Batsov has another nice Emacs tip. If you want to want to look up an Info manual and know its name you can use the info-display-manual command to go right to it. This probably doesn't save much … Continue reading

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Emacs Rocks! Episode 15

After 19 months, Magnar Sveen is back with episode 15 of Emacs Rocks!. Emacsers everywhere will rejoice, I'm sure. This episode is a demonstration of Pavel Kurnosov's restclient package. It's a very handy and simple way of exercising HTTP REST … Continue reading

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Lisp Weenies

What's wrong with the picture in A Cat Cons, my post from yesterday?

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The Longest Common Subsequence

Atabey Kaygun has another great post. This time it deals with finding the longest common subsequence of two sequences. First Atabey describes a simple algorithm for finding the longest common subsequence and then implements it in Common Lisp. The surprise … Continue reading

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A Cat Cons

Via Magnar Sveen we have this offering from Dmitry Ignatiev (cons cat (cons cat nil)) pic.twitter.com/BmmyKhPEt8 — Dmitry Ignatiev (@lvsn) November 15, 2014

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