Monthly Archives: January 2015

The Emacs Operating System

Well, Emacs can't really be an operating system because it doesn't implement things like file systems, device drivers, and a TCP/IP stack. When we joke that Emacs is an OS, what we really mean is that it can replace many … Continue reading

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Sacha Chats with Steve Purcell

Sacha Chua has held another excellent Emacs chat. This time, it's with Steve Purcell. I've written about Purcell a few times and I've certainly stolen a ton of Emacs code from him. He's got his fingers in an incredible number … Continue reading

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Another Convert

Picking them off one by one…

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Refactoring CamelCase

If, like me, you consider CamelCase symbol names to be the mark of the beast, Arne Babenhauserheide has you covered. He recently found himself having to convert names like CamelCase to camel_case. He found some code on the Emacs Wiki, … Continue reading

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Listing File Sizes in dired

Like many Emacs users, I do almost all my file manipulation (rm, mv, cp, etc.) in dired. It's just a lot easier to have a listing of the directory in front of you and mark the files you want to … Continue reading

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A Cross Reference for the Figures in CLHS

Jean-Philippe Paradis has added a cross reference to the figures in the Common Lisp HyperSpec to his Common Lisp Notes & Tips.

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Empty Your Cup

Some sage advice from Sacha: It occurred to me that "Empty your cup" is good advice to give to people starting to learn Emacs. pic.twitter.com/j1OwCyBjC3 — Sacha Chua (@sachac) January 13, 2015

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Sleepwalking into Tyranny

Nic Ferrier has a few words of his own on government snooping. This time from a British point of view. We appear to be sleep walking into a world where MI5 can constantly watch us. If you don't think this … Continue reading

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Surprise!

An internal CIA board has found that its officers had done nothing wrong by breaking into the computers of senate staffers who were investigating claims of CIA torture. If you're surprised by this you haven't been paying attention. The government … Continue reading

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January Quicklisp

The January Quicklisp distribution is out. Upgrade as usual with (ql:update-dist "quicklisp") There are 21 new packages and a bunch of updates so you should upgrade the next time you have your Lisp open. It only takes a few seconds.

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