Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sacha Chats with Bozhidar Batsov

Sacha Chua has posted the latest episode in her Emacs Chats series. This time it's with Bozhidar Batsov, who, among other things, runs the excellent Emacs Redux blog. Batsov is also the author of the prelude, projectile, and cider packages … Continue reading

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Bjarne Stroustrup on Linked Lists

Suppose you have a large, sorted sequence of integers that you wish to store in memory. You need to be able to efficiently add and delete elements to and from the sequence while keeping it sorted. What data structure would … Continue reading

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Getting Stable Packages from MELPA

I get most of my packages from the MELPA repository and I'm very happy with the results. Some folks object to MELPA because the repository has snapshots of the packages that may not be stable. I've seldom had any problems … Continue reading

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Transparency Database

Yesterday, I wrote about the increased commitment to transparency being exhibited by many of the tech companies. Silk is a platform for visualizing information interactively. The staff at Silk has put together a database of information on government requests for … Continue reading

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Tech Companies Get Religion

In the aftermath of the push back from the Snowden revelations American tech companies are feeling the heat about suspicions they are a bit too cooperative with the NSA and various law enforcement agencies. Now they are endeavoring to put … Continue reading

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A Guide for Writing Reproducible Research with Org Mode

Vikas Rawal has an excellent guide up at Github for writing papers with Emacs and Org Mode. He takes a reproducible research tact so it's a great resource for learning how to produce a paper with everything in a single … Continue reading

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The Oldest Religious War

Over at Slate, David Auerbach has an amusing article on the oldest religious war. That would be vi versus Emacs, of course. Auerbach has a dangerous marriage: he's an Emacs user and his wife is a Vim user so he's … Continue reading

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Emacs For Developers

Pierre Lecocq has a nice set of Emacs tips for developers. I've been meaning to write about it for a while now and Lecocq has recently updated it to include tips for Ruby, Python, C/C++/Objective C, Go, PHP, Java, and … Continue reading

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Sacha Chats with Phil Hagelberg

For her latest chat, Sacha Chua meets up with Phil Hagelberg. A year and a half ago, Hagelberg was featured on The Setup where he had some very interesting things to say about Emacs. I wrote about that here. Chua … Continue reading

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At Last

For time, I've been unsatisfied with the options for moving between windows. 【Ctrl+x o】is great when there are only two windows in the frame but becomes clumsy when there are three or more. For a long time I've been using … Continue reading

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