Category Archives: General

The Emacs Way

Howard Abrams over at howardism.org has a nice post on the The Tao of Emacs. His idea is to compare the Emacs workflow with that of other editors such as Vim. While Vim users have a shell-centric workflow where actions … Continue reading

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Yet Another Convert

It appears that org2blog is on track for world domination. At least the world of Emacs and WordPress.

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An Interview with Carsten Dominik

I recently came across an old but interesting interview of Carsten Dominik. The interview was by Randal Schwartz on his FLOSS Weekly Netcast back in September 2010. Despite its age, the netcast doesn't seem dated at all. Dominik is a … Continue reading

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The Wages of Sin (Lenovo Edition)

$10B. The article estimates that 1,000,000 people in America were affected. That means that I have to revise my previous estimate to 25¢.

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Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

What could make the Lenovo/SuperFish scandal worse than it already is? This could: .@iblametom @Forbes @kristamonster May I rephrase? “$250,000 is all it takes for Lenovo to sell its customers out.” — Reginald Braithwaite (@raganwald) February 27, 2015 If true and … Continue reading

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Act While You Can

Gabriel Weinberg, the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo has an impassioned plea to all of us to take a stand in the coming debate over Internet privacy. “Internet privacy” is a large and complex subject that includes abuses by the … Continue reading

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Oh Nooos

Spock is dead. Now who will be my roll model? The linked NYT has a short video in which Nimoy explains the origin of the Vulcan salute. Nimoy's character was an inspiration to me and I loved Nimoy's portrayal of … Continue reading

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Remapping Your Keyboard

I've always been in awe of folks like Xah Lee who do extensive remapping of their keyboards. I have enough problems remembering key sequences without changing the keys around on my keyboard so I don't do that. Now abo-abo has … Continue reading

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Quick Notes

In my continuing quest to make better use of the Org mode agenda facility, I've implemented a way of capturing quick notes that are meant to be ephemeral and not saved long term. It's a good way to capture information … Continue reading

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A New Stock Photo for a Hacker

Christopher Soghoian has an excellent suggestion New rule: Instead of a stock photo of masked-man at a keyboard to show hackers, use the NSA director. More accurate. pic.twitter.com/DjziAmzptq — Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) February 23, 2015 If that picture isn't scary … Continue reading

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