Category Archives: General

Obscure Math Curiosity of the Day

The Fibonacci sequence: it's everywhere.

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SBCL 1.2.13 Released

The Steel Bank Common Lisp developers have released version 1.2.13. The release fixes 8 bugs and has a few enhancements for the Windows port and for threading. See the NEWS file for the details. The system compiled without incident as … Continue reading

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Big Data

Cory Doctorow has an interesting piece in The Guardian positing that in the commercial sphere, if not the world of spies, big data has run its course. I especially like this quote: The fact that the billions spent spying on … Continue reading

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Magit 2.1.0

I just installed the new version of magit (2.1.0) and even though I've made only two commits so far, I really like the new functionality. One of the first things you'll notice is that when you commit, a diff is … Continue reading

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Flash and Security

In an editor's note to the SANS Newsbites piece on Flash being used as a vector for the ransomware CryptoWall, William Hugh Murray speaks the uncomfortable truth on what Flash tells us about security.

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Emacs and Data Science

Robert Vesco has an interesting post on why he uses Emacs in his data science work. Vesco is a data scientist for Bloomberg so he's a serious practitioner of the art. Working in data science means he uses a variety … Continue reading

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org-goto

I learned a really useful Org mode command from Artur Malabarba's first anniversary post: org-goto. The idea is that you want to navigate to somewhere else in the current Org buffer. You could fold the buffer and navigate to the … Continue reading

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Making My Org Agenda More Useful

I've written before (1, 2, 3) about my efforts to implement a system like the one Karl Voit has for managing personal data. Voit uses his Memacs system to automatically collect data from a variety of sources and add them … Continue reading

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What is a Hacker?

That's a notoriously difficult question. Nik Ferrier has his own answer, which seems to me as good as any other I've read. Hop on over and see if it resonates for you.

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Org-Babel Examples

I haven't written about using Babel with Org mode for a long time but it's something I use everyday. Most of those uses are trivial but the full power is there when I need it. I can produce summary data … Continue reading

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