Monthly Archives: April 2012

More On The Death Of DRM

John Gruber over at Daring Fireball has his own take on the Charlie Stross post that I wrote about yesterday. Like me, Gruber thinks it's a great post and that Stross is right in his beliefs of what it means … Continue reading

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The End Of DRM?

Although the title of this post puts me in jeopardy of having Betteridge's Law applied, two recent posts by prominent writers lead me to believe that the end of DRM is near. A couple of weeks ago, Publishers Weekly posted … Continue reading

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Elisp Input With History And Completion

Xah Lee has a nice post up dealing with getting user input with completion and history in Emacs. I usually just use interactive with "s" or possibly "f" or "F" but Lee shows us a better way. Did you know … Continue reading

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A Note On ace-jump-mode

After watching Episode 10 of Emacs Rocks, I fired up ELPA and installed ace-jump-mode. As I indicated in yesterday's post, you can get it from Marmalade or github. It works beautifully and I'm already addicted to it but I noticed … Continue reading

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Emacs Rocks! 10

Magnar Sveen has Episode 10 of Emacs Rocks! up. This time he demonstrates ace-jump-mode and ido-imenu. Both of these provide fast ways of moving around in an Emacs buffer. They're really quite impressive as you'll see when you watch the … Continue reading

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Guile Fail

I have a set of guile scripts that I use to produce a rarely needed report. Today I tried to run the report and guile failed because it couldn't find libltdl. No problem, I thought, it probably got wiped out … Continue reading

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An Emacs Guide For Noobs

David Röthlisberger has posted a nice Emacs guide for beginners. It covers subjects such as Why you might want to learn and use Emacs Basic editing with Emacs Customization Info Ergonomics All in all a nice introduction and well worth … Continue reading

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Common Lisp FAQ

Nikodemus Siivola has updated his Common Lisp FAQ. It's a nice resource for new Lispers and well worth a read. You might also want to check out his home page; he's got links to many of his projects and some … Continue reading

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Dired Jump

I got a great tip today from the ErgoEmacs G+ Page: dired-jump. It's bound to 【Ctrl+x Ctrl+j】 so it's easy to call. What it does is jump to the dired buffer corresponding to the current buffer and move the point … Continue reading

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Slicing Words With Elisp

I was playing around with another ITA hiring puzzle today and needed to “slice” a sequence of words. That is, I wanted to form a list of strings consisting of the first letters of each word, the second letters of … Continue reading

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