Category Archives: General

Abusing the Patriot Act

Remember how I told you that law enforcement will always abuse surveillance powers? Here's the latest proof. Despite the solemn promises, less than 1% of sneak-and-peek warrants are actually for terrorism investigations.

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New MELPA URL

If you're a MELPA user you might have heard that the URL for the site has changed. It's easy to miss the significance of that for your Emacs configuration though. You have to change the package-archives list to reflect the … Continue reading

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2600

The New Yorker has a nice article about the 2600 magazine. If you're familiar with 2600, you'll enjoy reading about the history of magazine and its editor. If you're not familiar with it, here's your chance to see why it's … Continue reading

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Compiling aspell with OS X Yosemite

While I was setting up my new machine, I had to rebuild aspell. The last time I did that it built without any problems. This time, despite the fact that it was the same version as before, there were several … Continue reading

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vc-annotate Video

I've written about this before but Aaron Schumacher tweeted a reminder #Emacs "C-x v g" for annotated/navigable git history of current file. http://t.co/7KN2Wbf402 Thanks @sachac/@avdi! https://t.co/VYV9z4zWRZ — Aaron Schumacher (@planarrowspace) October 14, 2014 Avdi's video really is great and worth … Continue reading

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Xah Lee on EWW

Speaking of eww, Xah Lee has a nice introduction to using EWW. There's not much to know, really, but Lee has a short FAQ on how to do some of the things that aren't obvious if you hate to RTFM. … Continue reading

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Duplicating a Line in Emacs

I don't need to duplicate a line often enough to make this worthwhile for me but it's a nice solution and worth considering if you find yourself duplicating lines a lot. Duplicate a line #emacs (global-set-key "\C-c\C-d" "\C-a\C- \C-e\M-w\C-j\C-y") — … Continue reading

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Compiling Emacs with eww on OS X

I'm old school and like to compile applications myself rather than use something like Homebrew. I have nothing against Homebrew and its brethren, it's just that compiling things myself helps me stay connected to the development process. Besides, it's what … Continue reading

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Installing Yosemite

Just in case any Apple users out there haven't already installed the new OS X, Yosemite, beware of an anomaly in the installation process. Apparently, the installation moves /usr/local out of the way during installation and when everything is installed, … Continue reading

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Here's a Nickel Kid...

I recently found a reference to one of my all time favorite Dilbert cartoons. It's almost 20 years old and still makes me laugh. I'm linking to rather than embedding the cartoon to avoid copyright problems.

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