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New Zamansky Emacs Video Up

Mike Zamansky has posted the latest Emacs video in his series. This time it's about flycheck. As usual, the video is from the point of view of how Zamansky himself uses Emacs. The demonstration is mostly about using flycheck with … Continue reading

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The Emacs/Vi Holy War

I saw this tweet and it got me thinking. The #emacs versus #vim religious conflict feels like other religious conflicts: ignored by ever more atheists. pic.twitter.com/8o8ZoKVRaD — Charles Merriam (@charles_merriam) July 7, 2016 The tweet is, of course, snark but … Continue reading

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Why Literate Programming: One Man's Answer

Shane Cellos has a nice post on why literate programming makes sense. He tells the story of how he and an equally matched colleague worked on a relatively simple project. It was, he says, an ideal situation. One colleague with … Continue reading

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Emacs Gifs

I just came across a twitter feed that some of my fellow Emacsers may find useful. Each tweet on the Emacs Gifs feed is a small animated gif that illustrates a feature of Emacs. Some examples are sorting lines, searching … Continue reading

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Trackers

This is why you should be using Ghostery or something similar: Wow. 57 trackers are watching as I book a room on the Hilton website! pic.twitter.com/BkOfMcGW18 — Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) September 17, 2014

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Guile

I haven't written much about Scheme lately because I wasn't able to get Guile to compile on my Macs. Today I saw this nice video of Andy Wingo talking about building programs with Scheme and Guile. He discussed the current … Continue reading

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

"M-x" as a genderless honorific for a heavy Emacs user. — Trysdyn Black (@Trysdyn) June 19, 2016

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Overturning Section 1201

Bunnie Huang, Matt Green, and the EFF are suing the U.S. Government over §1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That's the part of the act that prohibits bypassing software restrictions on copyrighted material. The original intent was to prevent … Continue reading

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Emacs Bullet Points

Bryan Berry has posted the notes from a presentation on Emacs that he gave to some of his colleagues. The notes are basically a set of bullet points on Berry's thoughts about Emacs. They're definitely worth reading if only to … Continue reading

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That's Not a Password; THIS is a Password

Via Karl Voit: Nice password https://t.co/6ZQS8lt0JZ — cocoa:naut  (@TheCocoaNaut) July 19, 2016

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