Monthly Archives: October 2012

An Interview with François-René (Faré) Rideau

Vsevolod Dyomkin over at Lisp, the Universe and Everything has posted another in his series of interviews with Lisp luminaries. This time it's with François-René (Faré) Rideau one of the key developers at ITA and an author of the Google … Continue reading

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Storing Passwords Securely

I've written several posts about securely storing passwords (this one for instance). Here's a video from Stormpath featuring their CTO Les Hazlewood that covers the same material for those who prefer a visual presentation. Hazlewood covers various levels of password … Continue reading

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Emacs Movies

How did I miss this? Noufal Ibrahim is producing a series of videos on using Emacs. The plan calls for four sections: Basics Applicaations Programming Elisp So far, he finished Section 1 with a total of 10 videos. To give … Continue reading

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Some Tool Tips

As long time readers know, I am always looking for ways to make my work flow more nearly frictionless. This mainly involves adapting my existing tools (especially Emacs) and adopting new tools. I recently came across a couple of posts … Continue reading

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mu4e

DJCB over at EMACS-FU is announcing the release of Version 0.9.9 of mu4e, his Emacs-based email client. It looks good enough that I am tempted to give up the native Mac email client1. It has dynamic folders that will move … Continue reading

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Comment Spam

Patrick Lambert over at Dendory Blog has a really nice solution to comment spam. He noticed that he never receives any comment spam and decided to investigate why. It turns out that his immunity is an artifact of the way … Continue reading

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The Google Common Lisp Style Guide

Google has made their Common Lisp Style Guide—presumably from ITA—available to the public. As with any style guide, almost everyone will find something to disagree with but by and large it appears to be a very reasonable compendium of best … Continue reading

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Motown

Matthew Beale has a really interesting post over at madhatted.com that concerns lessons we can learn from Motown. The “we” in question is the software development community. The post is interesting on its own terms but what really struck me … Continue reading

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Chibi Scheme

I just ran across an update announcement for Chibi Scheme, a small Scheme intended to be used as an extension language for C programs. It supports the small R7RS language and can be configured at compile time to produce a … Continue reading

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Brian Kernighan Interview

Informit has a nice interview with Brian Kernighan about C and programming today. There is, it seems to me, a tendency to disparage C as an old and no longer useful technology. This is, I think, profoundly wrong, something that … Continue reading

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