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Mastering Emacs, The Book

The estimable Mickey Petersen, proprietor of the Mastering Emacs blog, is working on a book. Mickey says that the book is not an encapsulation of his blog but rather is all new material. His announcement has a general outline of … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch

Remember how I told you not to trust government promises about data collection? That, according to the iron law of data collection, the data will always be used for other purposes even if the government promises otherwise? Not that you … Continue reading

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From One of My Favorite Comics...

The NSA goes Christmas Shopping.

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Anchored Transpose

Thanks to Tim Stewart, I stumbled across the anchored-transpose package. You can think of it as a generalization of the other transpose functions such as transpose-chars, transpose-words, transpose-sexps, and the other less used transposition functions. Instead of transposing around the … Continue reading

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Disappointment

Richard Posner is a 7th Circuit Federal Judge. He's always struck me as the ideal jurist. Informed not only on the law but in many other areas, especially economics. More than a Judge, he's an intellectual and perhaps even a … Continue reading

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Diacritical Mark in Emacs

I recently ran across this old post from Emacs master Mickey. In it, Mickey explores ways to enter diacritical marks in Emacs. For example, if you want resume to be rendered (properly) as résumé you need to know how to … Continue reading

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My Solution to the Changing Times Challenge

Last week, I posted an EmacsGolf challenge on changing times to 24-hour notation. Most of the solutions were much like mine: they used query-replace-regexp with a complicated regular expression and an even more complex replacement expression. One trick that most … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday!

Today in history: Ada Lovelace was born. Computer programmers rejoice! pic.twitter.com/NKpYBxZMjd — Digi-Key (@digikey) December 11, 2014

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Sacha Chats with Karl Voit

Sacha Chua has a new Emacs Chat up. This time it's with Karl Voit. It's a really interesting chat. Voit is concerned with managing personal information and uses Org Mode and some custom scripts to do that. One set of … Continue reading

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Emacs Documentation

Eric Raymond (esr) is a hero of mine. He writes great software and has done yeoman work for Emacs, including the just completed conversion of the repository to Git. Recently, he proposed that Emacs abandon info in favor of a … Continue reading

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