Category Archives: General

The Need for a Central Office

Via Jean-Philippe Paradis we have Paddy Foran explaining why "We need to have everyone together in an office." is just hokum. At least when it comes to development shops. Dear people insisting that workers must be together in an office … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.4 is Released

Emacs 24.4 is finally with us. You can go to the GNU Emacs site to get a copy. When I downloaded it, the mirrors had not yet been updated so I just went to the primary FTP server to get … Continue reading

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Just A Reminder

I know I've said it over and over but it bears repeating: Law Enforcement will ALWAYS abuse any data collection opportunity they are given.

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Stallman on the History of Emacs and GNU

Here's an interesting video from 2002 of Richard Stallman talking about the history of Emacs and the GNU project. As far as I can tell, this is the talk whose transcript I wrote about 3 years ago. It's about 40 … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.4 RC1

As promised, Emacs 24.4 RC1 was released on Friday. If all goes well, we'll have the official release of 24.4 on Monday. There's a lot of great improvements in the new release so, like most Emacers, I can hardly wait … Continue reading

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Tricorder!

Ooh, I want one.

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A Tip on Editing Org Mode Table Formulas

Rob Syme offers up a tip about editing org-mode table formulas that everyone should know but many don't: TIL you can use C-c ' to edit #emacs #orgmode table formulae in a more spacious buffer. It will also highlight cells … Continue reading

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Global Key Bindings

Over at the Google G+ Emacs community Alison Chaiken points us to an interesting post by Akkana Peck. Many times, I've set a key sequence for some function—often the recommended key sequence—only to have some other module steal it out … Continue reading

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Golden Keys and the Four Horsemen of the Infocalypse

Recently, The Washington Post published an editorial suggesting that Apple, Google, and other smart phone manufacturers provide a golden key to allow law enforcement access to locked phones. “Golden Key,” of course, is just a euphemism for a backdoor. It's … Continue reading

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Almost There

The release candidate for Emacs 24.4 will appear on Friday. If all goes well, the official release will be on the subsequent Monday.

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