Monthly Archives: March 2015

News From the Emacs vs. Vim Front

Via reddit: an oddly satisfying exchange.

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Org Capture Video

Jonathan Magen recently gave a talk to the New York Emacs Meetup group on using Org capture. His setup is a little different from mine so it was interesting to see how he did things. If you're an Emacs user … Continue reading

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Hunting for Bugs in init.el

If you're an Emacs user and have a non-trivial .emacs or init.el you have almost certainly run into the situation where you make a change or upgrade a package or Emacs and things stop working. I see questions about how … Continue reading

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Killing dired Buffers

Here's a nice tip on how to get rid of a dired buffer by killing it rather than burying it. I really like that C-u q in dired kills the whole buffer. #emacs — Marco Wahl (@marcowahlsoft) February 17, 2015

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A Bit of Wisdom from John Carmack

Fighting down my urge for a terse binary encoding and embracing s-expressions for network transport is helping a lot with development. — John Carmack (@ID_AA_Carmack) March 17, 2015 For an wonderful and revealing example of using s-expressions for data interchange, … Continue reading

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Finally, Some Sanity

I've written before (1, 2, 3, 4) about the insanity that is the open plan office. One would think that it would have withered and died by now but, sadly, it seems as robust as ever. At least the successful … Continue reading

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Do The Impossible or You're Incompetent

A customer walks into a bar. He asks for a beer made out of wine. The project manager agrees. Both question the bartender's competence. — Daniel Méndez (@mendezfe) March 22, 2015

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How to Install an Info File

I just wrote about implementing abo-abo's solution for having multiple Info buffers and in particular his using the gcl Info file as a substitute for the Common Lisp HyperSpec. I really wanted to try that out so I downloaded the … Continue reading

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A Hydra for Info

A few months ago, I wrote about mbork's method for having multiple Info buffers. It was a nice solution but required learning a new key sequence for every Info buffer you wanted a quick link to. Abo-abo liked the method … Continue reading

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HTTP/2 and TLS

Speaking of nosy Parkers, the Open Web Alliance is annoyed that HTTP/2 will make it harder for them to spy on you and is lobbying against mandatory encryption in HTTP/2. Sadly, they've won the first round. The Open Web Alliance … Continue reading

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