Monthly Archives: December 2014

PDF Animations

Edgar Aroutiounian has a nice post about adding animations to PDF files with Emacs, Org, and LaTeX. If you're an OS X user, he also explains how to load a minimal TeX distribution rather than the huge MacTeX distribution. The … Continue reading

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Emacs Function Frequency

Xah Lee has an interesting post of the frequency of Emacs functions in the Emacs code base. It's easy to write such a thing off with a shrug but I found the chart fascinating. The first five most frequently used … Continue reading

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Yosemite Autocorrect

This is a note for users of OS X Yosemite. With the new OS, spelling autocorrect is on by default. For me, at least, this was most evident in the mail app (almost all my other writing occurs in Emacs). … Continue reading

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Ooh, I Must Be a Power User

#Emacs: using transpose-chars is a litmus test. If you care enough to save keystrokes to internalize C-t, then you must be a power user. — Fredrik Appelberg (@appelberg) November 28, 2014

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Mastering Emacs, The Book

The estimable Mickey Petersen, proprietor of the Mastering Emacs blog, is working on a book. Mickey says that the book is not an encapsulation of his blog but rather is all new material. His announcement has a general outline of … Continue reading

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Dr. Dobbs, RIP

Although many younger developers don't remember—or maybe weren't even born—it wasn't that many years ago that the Web as we know it today didn't exist and access to what did exist was hard to obtain. In those sad times it … Continue reading

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let-alist

This looks really great. let-alist is the best thing to happen to associative lists since the invention of the cons cell. #emacs http://t.co/MwpRwla9Ge — Artur Malabarba (@AMalabarba) December 16, 2014

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Bait and Switch

Remember how I told you not to trust government promises about data collection? That, according to the iron law of data collection, the data will always be used for other purposes even if the government promises otherwise? Not that you … Continue reading

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Help on Symbols with Info

LWN has a great article on esr's proposal to revamp Emacs documentation that I wrote about previously. If you've been following that debate, you should definitely give it a read. I made a serendipitous discovery in the comments. In response … Continue reading

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From One of My Favorite Comics...

The NSA goes Christmas Shopping.

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