Monthly Archives: December 2012

Winner Mode

In my Two From Phil post I mentioned that Phil had urged me to try winner-mode and that I was going to give it a try. For those who came in late, winner-mode captures the current window configuration and allows … Continue reading

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Symbols in Emacs Lisp

One of the hardest things for Lisp newcomers to understand is symbols. They look tantalizingly like variables from other languages and, indeed, they are often just that. But, as the new Lisper soon discovers, they are much more. Xah Lee … Continue reading

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C++

The funniest—or is it saddest—thing I've read about C++ in a long time.

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Two From Phil

Regular reader and commenter Phil has made a couple of good observations in the comments of recent posts that I think are worth bringing to everyone's attention. Since not everyone follows the comments, I decided to mention them in a … Continue reading

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Publishing Code in a Blog Post

As regular Irreal readers know, I prepare all my blog posts with org2blog. One of the nice features of that is that any code I include in a post is automatically fontified in a language appropriate way. Recently, both Xah … Continue reading

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More isearch Goodness

In A Nice Emacs Trick, I wrote about how you can enter query-replace or query-replace-regexp directly from isearch and use the isearch search string as the FROM parameter to query-replace or query-replace-regexp. It turns out that there's a lot more … Continue reading

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Lispdoc

The other day I wrote about discovering Steve Purcell's emacs.d repository on GitHub. Today, I want to talk about another wonderful thing I discovered there: Lispdoc. Bill Moorier's Lispdoc is a documentation search engine for Common Lisp that searches The … Continue reading

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Naming Registers

Magnar Sveen has another great post on What the .emacs.d!?. This time it's a nice hack to make magit run in the full frame and then restore the window configuration that existed when magit was invoked. I've been annoyed several … Continue reading

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A Nice Introduction to mu4e

Over at Zmalltalker, Marius Mårnes Mathiesen has a very nice post on the mu4e email app for Emacs. Mathiesen, who's used many different email programs says that mu4e is the first one that he's ever been happy with. To the … Continue reading

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Silly Arguments

It's time, again, for me to be grumpy and start waving my cane at those damn kids playing on my lawn. Some of you, ever solicitous of my mental health and well being have advised me not to care what … Continue reading

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