Monthly Archives: December 2012

Zap Up To A Character

I was browsing Magnar Sveen's excellent What the .emacs.d!? blog and came across a post on elisp-slime-nav-mode, a mode that brings a bit of Slime-like navigation to Elisp. It's not part of the Emacs distribution and Sveen didn't say where … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences

Although it might seem so, this post is not about politics, the evils of socialism or anything like that. Irreal doesn't do politics. Rather, this is a post about what happens when you fail to consider unintended consequences. Like most … Continue reading

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Magnar Sveen's New Blog

I notice from the Emacs Rocks twitter feed that Magnar Sveen has started a new blog called What the .emacs.d!? It's about setting up Emacs and each post features a bit of code from Sveen's .emacs.d directory. You can, of … Continue reading

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A Solution to the VimGolf in Emacs Riff

Recall that the last VimGolf in Emacs challenge was to convert abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz to a b … Continue reading

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Copyright Redux

Another post on copyright. I'm sure that most of you are tired of it by now. I sure am. But copyright is out of control and the copyright industry is an insatiable and rapacious beast that will happily gobble up … Continue reading

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A Riff on the Last VimGolf in Emacs Challenge

Here's a small variation on the last VimGolf in Emacs challenge. Given abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz transform it … Continue reading

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A Nice Folding Trick for Emacs

jao over at Minor Emacs Wizardry has a nice post on folding in Emacs. As he points out, there are several packages to do folding but there is also a built-in method that may handle many of the cases where … Continue reading

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Attention Troff Users

If, like me, you continue to be a Troff holdout, there's good news from O'Reilly: They are now offering a free download of the original Unix Text Processing. The book has long been out of print and, I believe, the … Continue reading

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A Nice Emacs Trick

In the comments to my Another VimGolf in Emacs Challenge post, Aaron Culich points out something that I didn't know. It is possible to enter query-replace or query-replace-regexp directly from isearch. When you do this, query-replace and query-replace-regexp will use … Continue reading

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Wonderful

This is just wonderful. Reuters is reporting that for the first time NPEs (more commonly known as Patent Trolls) are bringing the majority of U.S. patent lawsuits. Can someone please explain that part about the public interest to me again? … Continue reading

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