## Lava Lamps

If you’re a geek with an interest in cryptography, you know that one of the hardest problems in practical cryptography is random number generation. A weak PRG (pseudorandom number generator) is one of the surest ways to get a cryptographic … Continue reading

## Typesetting the TeX and LaTeX Symbols with Org Mode

After writing yesterday’s post, I poked around a bit on Higham’s site looking at some of his recent posts. I’m glad I did because I discovered that something I’ve wanted to do is possible. Occasionally I want to typeset the … Continue reading

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## Tweets on Emacs and Org Mode

Nick Higham, whom I’ve mentioned before (1, 2), is a Mathematician and Emacs user. He also, apparently, is like me in that he likes collecting odd bits of information and data. One bit of data that he likes to collect … Continue reading

## König 36: A Third Way of Setting and Tracking Goals

Rainer König is back with a followup to his previous video on setting and tracking goals that I wrote about a week ago. This time he approaches the task using hierarchial tags. With hierarchial tags, you give a set of … Continue reading

## The Longevity of CDs

Just a few years ago, CDs were still ubiquitous and one of the things the Geekier elements worried about was that they would become unreadable over time. That was probably a reasonable concern, especially for CDs that the user burned … Continue reading

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## Remember This?

Unless you are really young, you probably remember a spate of capacitor failures in electronic devices of all sorts including computer motherboards. This was around the turn of the century. One of my family members practically had a production line … Continue reading

## You Can't Make This Stuff Up

I can’t decide if this is a joke or if someone is actually that clueless. It’s not April 1st so I’m reluctantly concluding that it’s for real1. I’m sure Miessler was surprised to learn that he’s maintaining the master password … Continue reading

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## I Am Not Worthy

I used to feel pretty snug when I got up to around 100 open buffers in Emacs. Not anymore: Closing down an #emacs with 510 open buffers. I think that doubles my last record. @EmacsRocks @EmacsReddit — Mike Schaeffer (@mschaef_ectw) … Continue reading

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## Org 9.1.5

Over the holidays, Bastien Guerry announced a new Org mode version: 9.1.5: #emacs #orgmode 9.1.5, a bugfix release, is out. Merry chrismas and happy hacking! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) December 24, 2017 Another nice Christmas gift from the folks in … Continue reading