Monthly Archives: October 2012

Securing WordPress Sites

WordPress.tv has an interesting video by Chris Wiegman of bit51 entitled Securing WordPress is Easier Than Making Coffee. If you have a WordPress site this is worth an hour of your time. He begins by showing how a seemingly trivial … Continue reading

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Remapping the Caps Lock Key

Read any article on optimizing your workflow with Emacs and odds are the first recommendation is to remap 【caps lock】 to 【Ctrl】. For as long as I can remember, the first thing I've done when setting up a new machine … Continue reading

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More on Setting the Emacs Frame Height

I got some really great comments to my Setting An Emacs Per-System Height post. If you are interested in automatically sizing your Emacs frames you should definitely take a look at them. Not all the suggestions are OS X specific … Continue reading

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Turning Off Native OS X Scrolling for Emacs

One of the minor annoyances of Emacs on the Mac is that it's easy to inadvertently scroll an Emacs window even if Emacs doesn't have focus. Usually this happens when I'm working in a browser or in Reeder and I … Continue reading

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Setting An Emacs Per-System Height

Every time I start Emacs I have to adjust the frame size. That's because my two main systems are a 15 inch MacBook Pro and a 27 inch iMac. In both cases I want the width to be 80 cols … Continue reading

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Xah Lee on Crypto

Xah Lee has a nice digest (heh!) of the various cryptography algorithms used on the Web. It's not a detailed technical picture—there are plenty of those available—but, rather, a short explanation of each of the major algorithms and how they … Continue reading

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Storing Passwords Securely 2

A few days ago, I wrote about the Stormpath Video on how to secure passwords. Now Stormpath has published a blog post that covers the same material. This is good stuff and if you're working on a site that handles … Continue reading

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Finding Command Suffixes

After my post on How To Really Quit, I scanned through the Emacs section of Brian Zwahr's Dev and Such blog. He's got a ton of good Emacs tips there (many from his previous Blog Emacs Journey, which he's merged … Continue reading

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Emacs Net Utilities

I came across a post by mulander over at My Opera about his journey to Emacs. I found it interesting because it closely paralleled my experience: a long time Vim user moves to Emacs to get Slime. When I did … Continue reading

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How To Really Quit

Brian Zwahr over at Dev and Such shares a very useful tip. Very often you're in some buffer such as *HELP* and type 【q】 to quit the buffer. This, however, merely buries the buffer. Most often you want to get … Continue reading

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