Monthly Archives: April 2014

An Emacs FFI

The estimable Christopher Wellons has another great Emacs post. This time he describes an Emacs Foreign Function Interface that he wrote. He considers it a proof of concept and not quite complete but he shows several examples of using it … Continue reading

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When To Use CLOS

Jean-Philippe Paradis retweeted a link Turns around that why I love CLOS has been written better than I ever will be able to, by Eric Naggum: http://t.co/UU6FhNMXfK — Dimitri Fontaine (@tapoueh) April 28, 2014 to this classic Erik Naggum post … Continue reading

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Whom We Spy On

The NSA and its apologists are fond of insisting that the NSA's mission is to monitor our enemies and that any interception of Americans' or American Allies' communications are incidental and that such data, once collected, is promptly destroyed. Only … Continue reading

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Lisp Types

There's been a lot of talk lately about static versus dynamic typing. The partisans on both sides are adamant in their positions and absolutely secure in their righteousness. It has, in other words, become a religious issue. Although I've used … Continue reading

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Irreal Turns Three

Three years ago on April 26, 2011, I published the first post in this instantiation of Irreal. I guess that means that the terrible twos are finally over.

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The Ultimate Privacy Guide

From time to time I've mentioned articles that help you maintain your privacy. Some of us grumpy and misanthropic types have nothing to hide but do everything we can to maintain our privacy out of orneriness. If that sounds like … Continue reading

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Guile and Emacs

Three years ago, I wrote about a talk by Andy Wingo on the new Guile architecture. One of the most interesting things in the talk for me was Wingo's plans to integrate Guile into Emacs by replacing the Elisp engine … Continue reading

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Sacha's Emacs Beginner Resources

Speaking of Sacha Chua—as I did yesterday—she's got a nice page on beginner resources for Emacs. Chua tasked one of her assistants to seek out resources for learning Emacs and published the results. She's got all the sites you'd expect: … Continue reading

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Sacha Chats with Jānis Mancēviĉs

Sacha Chua has another Emacs chat up. This time it's with Jānis Mancēviĉs. It's a far ranging talk but one of the interesting aspects is Mancēviĉs's use of Org mode for Literate Programming. He and his team mate use Org … Continue reading

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More Password Field Silliness

The other day I wrote about the stupid password policies and handling that many sites have. It appears that I'm not alone in being infuriated by this nonsense. David Pashley has his own post documenting some of the silliness. In … Continue reading

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