Monthly Archives: June 2013

Feedly

Google Reader is going away on Monday. That means that Reeder, my RSS reader of choice, is going to stop working. So far, only the Reeder iPhone app has been updated. That's useless to me because the iPhone screen is … Continue reading

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An Interview With Sacha Chua

Bastien Guerry turns the tables on Sacha and interviews her. It's about 45 minutes so leave some time. The interview follows Sacha's usual format of exploring how she (as the interviewee) came to Emacs and how she's using it now … Continue reading

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

I guess our secrets are safe now.

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Prism: All Your Data In One Place

After the heavy breathing from yesterday's post, here's a lighter touch on Prism.

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Can We Please Keep Our Eye On The Ball

Careful Irreal readers will have detected that I'm not much of a fan of the Press. Yes, yes, a free press is vital to a free and democratic society and all that. I just wish they'd do a better job. … Continue reading

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Tasker

As most of you know, I live in the Apple ecosystem so I was a bit jealous when I read this post by Ben Simon. Simon has an Android phone and therefore has access to the excellent Tasker app. One … Continue reading

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An Elisp Mystery

Over at the Emacs Reddit, wadcann posts a nice idea. The problem is to have abbreviations that touch their surrounding text. The canonical example is punctuation like the em-dash: Many national security professionals—those in the CIA, NSA, and similar... You … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Data Safe From the NSA

After another week of seemingly never ending revelations about government snooping into our phone calls and Web activities—you guys in Europe can stop snickering; you aren't immune either—many of us are wondering how we can regain a modicum of privacy. … Continue reading

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Speculative Problems

Jean-Philippe Paradis tweeted the perfect answer to those who complain about “problems” with Lisp syntax. The tweet was apparently provoked by this post from John Cook that, while discussing symbols in programming languages, remarked that “Lisp’s typographical monotony makes it … Continue reading

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Lisp Hackers

For some time Vsevolod Dyomkin has been running interviews with Lisp hackers on his blog, Lisp, The Universe and Everything. Irreal has featured many of these in the past. Now Dyomkin has gathered those interviews and assembled them into a … Continue reading

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