Monthly Archives: February 2015

Just When You Thought It Couldn't Get Worse

What could make the Lenovo/SuperFish scandal worse than it already is? This could: .@iblametom @Forbes @kristamonster May I rephrase? “$250,000 is all it takes for Lenovo to sell its customers out.” — Reginald Braithwaite (@raganwald) February 27, 2015 If true and … Continue reading

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Act While You Can

Gabriel Weinberg, the founder and CEO of DuckDuckGo has an impassioned plea to all of us to take a stand in the coming debate over Internet privacy. “Internet privacy” is a large and complex subject that includes abuses by the … Continue reading

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Oh Nooos

Spock is dead. Now who will be my roll model? The linked NYT has a short video in which Nimoy explains the origin of the Vulcan salute. Nimoy's character was an inspiration to me and I loved Nimoy's portrayal of … Continue reading

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Remapping Your Keyboard

I've always been in awe of folks like Xah Lee who do extensive remapping of their keyboards. I have enough problems remembering key sequences without changing the keys around on my keyboard so I don't do that. Now abo-abo has … Continue reading

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Quick Notes

In my continuing quest to make better use of the Org mode agenda facility, I've implemented a way of capturing quick notes that are meant to be ephemeral and not saved long term. It's a good way to capture information … Continue reading

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A New Stock Photo for a Hacker

Christopher Soghoian has an excellent suggestion New rule: Instead of a stock photo of masked-man at a keyboard to show hackers, use the NSA director. More accurate. pic.twitter.com/DjziAmzptq — Christopher Soghoian (@csoghoian) February 23, 2015 If that picture isn't scary … Continue reading

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Capturing Blog Ideas

I've been refactoring my workflow lately, trying to make better use of Org-mode, especially Org agenda. I'm always on the lookout for promising blog subjects and usually find them when reading my RSS feeds. My normal process was to bookmark … Continue reading

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Handling Windows

A while ago I wrote about abo-abo's application of Hydra to switching windows. It was an idea apparently inspired by Sacha Chua's use of his def-rep-command to switch windows but went further to handle many chores involving windows and buffers. … Continue reading

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A LaTeX Tip

Here's something from John Cook that I didn't know: Use \phantom{} to insert white space the size of the argument. For example, \phantom{\pi} is an invisible \pi. — TeX tips (@TeXtip) February 23, 2015

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And So It Begins

The lawyers will be happy.

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