Monthly Archives: July 2011

The 25 Most Dangerous Software Errors

Each year the SANS Institute and the MITRE Corporation team up to survey the year's most dangerous programming errors. This year's list, the 2011 Common Weakness Enumeration, was published at the end of June. This is a great resource and … Continue reading

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An Interesting Talk On Guile

I just ran across an interesting talk on Guile Scheme by Andy Wingo. The talk is from 2009, shortly before Guile 2.0 came out. Wingo discusses the new Guile architecture and plans for a native compiler. One of the most … Continue reading

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Marking Up Key Sequences For HTML

The other day, I wrote about Xah Lee's post on aliases. One of his aliases was for htmlize-keyboard-shortcut-notation. I realized that this was probably the function he used to markup the key sequences in his posts and I had (yet … Continue reading

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Emacs Aliases

Xah Lee has a nice post on using Emacs aliases to increase productivity. He uses aliases for two purposes: To change the behavior of Emacs For example, he has the alias (defalias 'yes-or-no-p 'y-or-n-p) This gets rid of the annoying … Continue reading

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More Dired Features

On my old blog I wrote about calling FTP from Dired under Emacs and Xah Lee has written several posts about Dired capabilities and how to use them (search for dired at the above link). Now Bart Lantz over at … Continue reading

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Guile 2.0.2

By now, all you Guile users out there are aware that Guile 2.0.2 has been released. Andy Wingo over at Wingolog has a nice post that explains some of improvements and gives a road map for where Guile is headed. … Continue reading

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A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

There's an interesting, if depressing, post over at hover.com about how feedback had fueled new features. One of these new features seems particularly ill-advised. Apparently some of their users weren't able to remember their passwords so Hover Would send them … Continue reading

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More Dropbox Silliness

I've written about Dropbox a couple of times before in a generally positive way. In this post, I'm coming to their defense again so I should state for the record that I'm neither a Dropbox user nor associated with them … Continue reading

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Git Cheat Sheet

The folks over at fournova, maker of Tower, a Git client for the Mac, have a really nice Git Cheat Sheet available for download. There are plenty of Git cheat sheets around, of course, but this one is only two … Continue reading

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