Category Archives: General

Emacs is Sexy

Apparently, #Emacs is sexy 😀 http://t.co/dAGUnlMK2X — Mathias Dahl (@themathiasdahl) August 4, 2015

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Adtech

Because I live in the United States, I grew up with the notion that TV would provide me “content” for free in exchange for embedding advertisements in that content. It's always seemed fair and reasonable to me so I've resisted … Continue reading

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Org Mode Basics: Structuring Notes

Ben Maughan of the wonderful Pragmatic Emacs is writing a series of articles on Org mode. It's a big subject, of course, so he's starting off easy by talking about the feature that got him started: structured notes. He covers … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Lies about Encryption

By way of the Macalope's John Evans putdown, I came across this old but still true and relevant article by Marcy Wheeler over at Salon entitled America’s huge iPhone lie: Why Apple is being accused of coddling child molesters. The … Continue reading

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Crazy but Right

New AT&T/NSA docs show "We were treated as crazy for years for allegations that we now know are substantially true.” https://t.co/R8TSG6Figr — Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) August 17, 2015

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Scheduling Emacs Events

Jon-Michael Deldin has a short post detailing how to schedule periodic events in Emacs. Most of us probably don't want to have Emacs natter at us as implemented in Deldin's example but it's easy to imagine many helpful uses for … Continue reading

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GPGTools for OS X

If you're running OS X and use the native mail app, you know that it can be hard to integrate the GPG encryption suite. Fortunately, there's a custom solution for the Mac called GPGTools that integrates GPG with OS X … Continue reading

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What's Up With the Cat?

Schrödinger: How’s my cat, Doc? Vet: I have good news and bad news.. — Viktor Winetrout, Jr (@Cpin42) October 6, 2014

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Daring Fireball Demolishes a Particularly Silly Article

Irreal readers know I like and use Apple products but I'm not a paid up member of the cult so I seldom write about the subject. The most fascinating thing about Apple, I think, is the derangement syndrome that it … Continue reading

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Artur Malabarba Tells it Like it is

Who can argue? Services that claim to "cost less than your daily coffee" are seriously deluded if they think they're as important as my daily coffee. — Artur Malabarba (@AMalabarba) August 22, 2015

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