Monthly Archives: March 2013

SBCL 1.1.6 Released

The latest version of SBCL has been released. As usual, compilation and installation went without problem. You can read the News file for a complete list of changes but the TL;DR is Speed up of the compiler for certain constructs … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason to Encrypt Files in Dropbox

As I've written many many times, if you're storing anything in Dropbox that you wouldn't want to see published in the New York Times then you better encrypt it. Here's yet another reason to do so.

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Package Management Across Machines

Daniel Szmulewicz has an interesting post up on his blog about managing Emacs packages when you have multiple machines that you want to keep configured identically. He went through the usual cycle of solutions: First, he managed it by simply … Continue reading

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Google Same Day Shopping and Focus

John Gruber has a trenchant comment on Google's need to focus.

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A New Look for Xah's Emacs Tutorial

Xah Lee has updated the look of his Emacs Tutorial pages. He's organized the material into functional categories that make it a bit easier to find a specific page. Go on over and give it a look.

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Emacs Redux

Bozhidar Batsov has started a new blog, Emacs Redux, that is dedicated to tips and techniques to make the Emacs experience more productive and enjoyable. So far, I like what I see. One of the tips from the first day … Continue reading

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Sacha Chua Chats With Carsten Dominik

The tireless Sacha Chua is on a roll with another video chat about Emacs. This time it's with Carsten Dominik, the creator of the essential Org mode. Org mode has become so important that many newcomers are taking up Emacs … Continue reading

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The Wages of Sin

Well, not sin really. More like the consequences of ill considered decisions. As we all know by now, Google has decided to terminate their Google Reader service. On the face of it, the decision doesn't appear particularly controversial. The service, … Continue reading

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Meetings Are Mutexes

From Vivek Haldar, an absolutely wonderful characterization of meetings.

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What to Do About the Worst Law

Over at the New Yorker, Tim Wu writes about Fixing the Worst Law in Technology. That law is, of course, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. CFAA was the vehicle that federal prosecutors used to threaten Aaron Swartz with decades … Continue reading

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