Category Archives: General

Trackers

This is why you should be using Ghostery or something similar: Wow. 57 trackers are watching as I book a room on the Hilton website! pic.twitter.com/BkOfMcGW18 — Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) September 17, 2014

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Guile

I haven't written much about Scheme lately because I wasn't able to get Guile to compile on my Macs. Today I saw this nice video of Andy Wingo talking about building programs with Scheme and Guile. He discussed the current … Continue reading

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An Idea Whose Time Has Come

"M-x" as a genderless honorific for a heavy Emacs user. — Trysdyn Black (@Trysdyn) June 19, 2016

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Overturning Section 1201

Bunnie Huang, Matt Green, and the EFF are suing the U.S. Government over §1201 of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. That's the part of the act that prohibits bypassing software restrictions on copyrighted material. The original intent was to prevent … Continue reading

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Emacs Bullet Points

Bryan Berry has posted the notes from a presentation on Emacs that he gave to some of his colleagues. The notes are basically a set of bullet points on Berry's thoughts about Emacs. They're definitely worth reading if only to … Continue reading

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That's Not a Password; THIS is a Password

Via Karl Voit: Nice password https://t.co/6ZQS8lt0JZ — cocoa:naut  (@TheCocoaNaut) July 19, 2016

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Reveal.js and Org Mode

Mike Zamansky is back from his trip and has a new video up. It's on making presentations with reveal.js and Org mode. This is a nice introduction to reveal.js and shows how easy it is to make a nice looking1 … Continue reading

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Tutorial Update (Week of July 10)

This is just a quick update on the two video tutorial series that I'm following. These are Mike Zamansky's series on Using Emacs and Rainer König's series on Org mode. Zamansky has been traveling so there are no new videos … Continue reading

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Intelligent Note Taking

Günther Hutter has a nice post on taking notes that can be exported to a nice looking document. His strategy is to use markdown to take the notes and then use pandoc to export them to and produce a PDF … Continue reading

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Avoiding Data Capture

Although I have Linux and FreeBSD machines, most of you know that I mostly live my digital life within the Apple ecosystem. I like the tight integration between my iPhone, iPad, and Macs. The downside, of course, is that it's … Continue reading

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