Monthly Archives: August 2014

Dress Codes

If there are any antediluvian companies out there still insisting that their engineers wear coats and ties or some other sartorial silliness, maybe it's time to rethink that policy. When you're holding on to a policy that even the U.S. … Continue reading

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A Followup on Leaving Gmail

In my post about Chen Bin's guide to using Gnus with Gmail, I mentioned that in my own quest to move my email operations to Emacs, I was looking at three packages: mew, mu4e, and gnus. In the comments, I … Continue reading

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Generating an Org Link to a Web Page

Recently, I was rereading Vivek Haldar's post on the seven levels of Emacs proficiency and suddenly realized that I'd regressed in one aspect of my Emacs skills. Haldar says Up until now, you probably had one large Emacs window plus … Continue reading

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Bastien Guerry on Org Mode

Here's a video by Bastien Guerry in which he talks about Emacs and Org Mode. Guerry, of course, is the maintainer of Org Mode and an interesting guy. Here at Irreal, we've mentioned him several times. Guerry begins by demonstrating … Continue reading

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Formula 1 Communication Technology

I've said it before: I'm not a racing fan. And yet, I've already written about it twice before and here I go again. This post, like the others, focuses on the technical aspects of the sport. According to this BBC … Continue reading

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Computing the Inner Product with Common Lisp

Over at iqool, Patrick Krusenotto asks how you would compute the inner product of two vectors using Common Lisp. He gives a number of solutions, all of which are interesting. You can look at this problem two ways: What is … Continue reading

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TIL: Something New About Ace Jump Mode

Regular readers know that I've been a huge fan of ace-jump-mode ever since I saw it demonstrated by Magnor Sveen in one of his celebrated Emacs Rocks! episodes. More recently, I've been using it all the time as a replacement … Continue reading

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Org Mode Links

Artur Malabarba has a great post on using Org-mode links to link to anything. It's a hugely powerful facility that, as Malabarba says, is mostly unknown. Head over to Endless Parentheses for the details. I wasn't going to write about … Continue reading

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John Kitchin on Using Org Mode

I've written about John Kitchin and his use of Emacs and org-mode several times (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Somehow I missed his latest contribution but Sacha Chua had my back and mentioned it in her weekly review. In his … Continue reading

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Sacha Chats with Harry R. Schwartz

Sacha Chua has posted the latest in her series of Emacs Chats. This time it's with Harry R. Schwartz. Schwartz is one of the organizers of Emacs NYC, which holds meetings and produces videos of the talks that the participants … Continue reading

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