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Zamansky 43: Playing Music with MPD

Mike Zamansky has posted another video in his Using Emacs Series. This video looks at playing music with MPD and Emacs. Of course, Emacs can’t play music on its own but it can be used to control music players, effectively … Continue reading

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Brent's Cycle Detection Algorithm

Anyone who’s prepped for a technical interview or who has an interest in algorithms is probably familiar with Floyd’s Tortoise and Hare algorithm for cycle detection in a linked list. The idea is that you traverse the list with two … Continue reading

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Zamansky 42: Git Gutter and Git Time Machine

Mike Zamansky has another video up in his excellent Using Emacs Series. This time he looks at Git Gutter and Git Time Machine. These are a couple of small utilities that make working with Git files and repositories a bit … Continue reading

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Emacs for Devops

Alexey Koval has a nice post on Emacs as a devops editor. It’s from a little over a year old but it’s still worth taking a look at. I’m not involved with devops but I still learned a few useful … Continue reading

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Adtech: Everything That's Wrong with the Internet?

Kontra takes note of this New York Times article: Privacy vs. adtech, a NYTimes edition 2015: Real men don’t need no privacyhttps://t.co/xCFL5CZXtw 2018: Blossoming enlightenment https://t.co/eEJ8eBJ44Z — Kontra (@counternotions) February 1, 2018 The article is by Farhad Manjoo, who in … Continue reading

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The UPSide Project

Last week I wrote about Eric Raymond’s UPS rant. If you missed that, the TL;DR is that UPSes are horrible, don’t do what they’re supposed to do or meet their specs, and mostly excel only in inducing rage in their … Continue reading

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Structures in Emacs Lisp

Chris Wellons over at Null Program has another great post. It considers how to define and use structures in Emacs Lisp. What I like most about the post is that it starts with the obvious solution of using a list … Continue reading

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What Has Emacs Replaced Your Workflow

I always think of my Emacs configuration as a Japanese garden: it’s always underway but never reaches perfection. The other day, I saw this tweet: What has emacs replaced in your life? https://t.co/5adbsfy8bz #emacs — /r/Emacs (@EmacsReddit) February 11, 2018 … Continue reading

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Zamansky 41: Pandoc

Mike Zamansky has the latest video in his Using Emacs Series up. This time it’s about leveraging Pandoc to deal with document interchange. I’ve written about Pandoc before but usually in the context of converting an Org document to some … Continue reading

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Org-Noter

I’ve been happily using Interleave to takes notes while reading PDFs ever since I read about it in Piotr Limanowski’s excellent post on Reading for Programmers. It’s a great way to take notes that are synchronized with the PDF. Gonçalo … Continue reading

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