Monthly Archives: June 2014

Org-ref!

A month ago, I wrote about John Kitchin's org-ref package. At the time, it was still an alpha-level project but showed tremendous promise. Happily, Kitchin has continued work on the project and it is now in a ready-for-end-users state. It's … Continue reading

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How Good We Have It Now

Via Dennis Ritchie's Website, here's a 1984 ATT&T pricelist for SysVR2 Unix. If you were an educational institution, you could get a source license for $800 ($43,000 for others). DMR discusses these prices and some of the license restrictions here. … Continue reading

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Snowden Revisited

There have been couple of interesting articles about Edward Snowden recently. The first reports that a year after the event a majority of Americans believe Snowden did the right thing. I don't know for sure but I'd be willing to … Continue reading

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Documentation on the Lisp Machine

As regular readers know, one of the things I love about Emacs is its recapitulation of the Lisp Machine. Like most developers, I never had the chance to work on a real Lisp Machine so Emacs is as close as … Continue reading

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Comments on Older Posts

I've turned comments for older posts back on. We'll see how things go. If I start getting a lot a spam, I'll have to turn them off again. If I do have to turn them off, is 7 days the … Continue reading

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Bozhidar Batsov on Emacs

Continuing with yesterday's theme of Why I Use Emacs, here is an excellent post by Bozhidar Batsov over at (think) on why he uses Emacs. Anyone who follows the Emacs scene will be familiar with Batsov. He blogs regularly and … Continue reading

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Vincent Foley-Bourgon on Emacs

Vincent Foley-Bourgon has a very nice post on why he uses Emacs. I probably like it because his reasons pretty much mirror mine. Still, I think his post will resonate with every Emacs user. Following the old joke, Foley-Bourgon considers … Continue reading

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Feeling Better

I'm finally feeling a bit better and have started reading blogs and other sources again. I'm going to try to resume blogging now but don't be surprised if things are spotty in the near future. There's lots going on so … Continue reading

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Sick Leave

For the last few days I've been flat on my back and unable to write new posts. It's been all I could do to push queued up posts to Irreal. Rather than go on like that, I'm taking sick leave … Continue reading

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The Email Self Defense Project

The Free Software Foundation has a new project aimed at getting people to install and use email encryption software. They have published a guide and infographic that demonstrates in simple terms how (and why) to set up GnuPG and then … Continue reading

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