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Emacs 25

We're getting there: The second pretest of #emacs 25.1 is out! https://t.co/mSPCryLsDB Give it as much testing as you can! — Nicolas Petton (@NicolasPetton) February 14, 2016 Kudos to everyone working on the new release. We all really appreciate your … Continue reading

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Autocorrecting

Avdi Grimm has posted a nice video demonstrating Artur Malabarba's autocorrect code. The code is just a bit of Elisp that you paste into your init.el; no packages necessary. Once you have it installed, it allows you to correct a … Continue reading

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Why Indeed?

In a world where 16yo's can empty out FBI&DHS sensitive data, remind me again why we should let these agencies collect and keep our secrets. — Emin Gün Sirer (@el33th4xor) February 13, 2016

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Cabeldolphin

If you're a networking geek like me or if you write Elisp that uses the network to communicate with external sources, you may find cablesolphin useful. It captures network traffic to and from Elisp processes in a form that can … Continue reading

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Emacs Garbage Collection

Bailey Ling over at bling on software has a great post on tuning Emacs garbage collection. Most of us never think about Emacs garbage collection but Ling shows that it can have an effect on performance. The Emacs garbage collection … Continue reading

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Editors Explained

Lol. Editors war. Via https://t.co/dLwsc0zegC #linux #unix #vim #emacs #nano #flamewar #humour pic.twitter.com/4EGU9AhnXm — nixCraft (@nixcraft) January 9, 2016

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Remote Code Blocks

As Irreal readers know, John Kitchin, a Chemical Engineering Professor at Carnegie Mellon, produces virtually all of his group's journal articles in Org mode. Those articles typically contain a lot of figures and graphs. In his latest post, Kitchin shows … Continue reading

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Looking for Emacs?

Here you go: Get Emacs - https://t.co/Ra90tJObCN - Aaron Schumacher's cross-platform, how-to-get-emacs website https://t.co/5aDktFVRAq #emacs — /r/Emacs (@EmacsReddit) February 2, 2016

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Query

Is anyone else having problems loading twitter.com and pages linked with its url shortener t.co? (This is with a browser, not a twitter app.) What I'm seeing is that sometimes the load will hang. If I retry it a few … Continue reading

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Bad Idea of the Year

We're always seeing a lot of—sorry I can't think of a more apropos term—stupid ideas for Emacs: let's get rid of Elisp and make Javascript the extension language; let's make it more like Notepad+; and so on. Here's my nomination … Continue reading

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