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A Small Swiper Trick

Over at the Emacs reddit, g00eykabl00ey shares a “swiper trick.” He gives an example of the trick where he wants to check the spelling of “Dostoyevsky,” which appears elsewhere in the buffer. To find the previous use—and its correct spelling—he … Continue reading

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The NSA and Their Lost Secrets

The New York Times has a damning article on the NSA and its spilled secrets. It goes into depth as to how the Shadow Brokers have disrupted NSA operations and destroyed the morale of its employees. In a sense, nothing … Continue reading

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Swapping Windows with Ace-window

By way of background, I need to remind you that I use ace-window for switching between windows. I think of it like ibuffer: it’s so much better than the default command that everyone should configure it automatically when setting up … Continue reading

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More PDF Tool Tips

If you liked my previous post on PDF-tools tips from Ben Maughan and Marcin Borkowski, you should take a look at Maughan’s followup post that includes a few more tips. If you work with PDFs a lot, it’s definitely worthwhile … Continue reading

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Ivy Selection Algorithms

Today I learned that a capability I’ve often wished for already exists. As I’ve written many times, I use the Ivy/Counsel/Swiper package for my searching and selection needs. Although it took me a day or two to get used to … Continue reading

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Xah Lee on Long Term Emacs Productivity

Xah Lee has a nice post on obtaining Long Term Emacs Productivity. It’s 7 tips to help you be more productive with Emacs. Doubtless anyone who is not a complete n00b will disagree with some of his suggestions. I disagree … Continue reading

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Pandoc 2

There’s a new Pandoc available that has a ton of new features and improvements. You can see the (substantial) list of new features in the Pandoc 2.0 release notes. There’s also a Pandoc 2.0.1 release with a few bug fixes … Continue reading

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Autocomplete Boilerplate

If you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at Bin Chen’s EACL package. The idea is that if you have some boilerplate in a project, you can type the first few characters and EACL will grep the project … Continue reading

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A New Generation of TOR Onion Services

The TOR project has announced a new generation of Onion services. The project has been ongoing for four years and just released its alpha version. See here for the changes and how to try out the new system. The new … Continue reading

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Bloat? What Bloat?

Via Karl Voit: 1969:-what're you doing with that 2KB of RAM?-sending people to the moon 2017:-what're you doing with that 1.5GB of RAM?-running Slack — I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) November 3, 2017

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