Monthly Archives: April 2015

An Accidental Theme

Over at the Google+ Emacs Community, Quan Ta has an interesting post about an “accidental theme” that he discovered when he byte-compiled his .cask directory. He said it looked like the solarized-light theme but with colors that were a bit … Continue reading

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Karl Voit's Digital Workflow

I am, I must admit, fascinated by Karl Voit's work in capturing, storing, and indexing the digital files that record his life. I've covered some aspects of this before and will doubtless cover other aspects that I find interesting. Today, … Continue reading

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The Setup Interview Bruce Schneier

The Setup has posted an interview with Bruce Schneier. Their interviews always ask just four questions: Who are you, and what do you do? What hardware do you use? And what software? What would be your dream setup? It's interesting … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday

Via Karl Voit: Happy Birthday to the Word “Hack”.

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Emacs 24.5

I finally got around to compiling and installing Emacs 24.5. I forgot about the extra bit you have to do to enable eww on OS X, so I had to rebuild it. I've blogged about how to build Emacs with … Continue reading

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Sad But True

Seems indicative of shifting expectations/demands that SICP used to be freshman course book; now it's considered "super advanced reading" :/ — Andy Matuschak (@andy_matuschak) March 26, 2015

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An Interview with Linus on the 10Th Anniversary of Git

On the tenth anniversary of Git, Linux.com has a nice interview with Linus. In it they explore the reason for Git's creation, its supposed opaqueness to ordinary users, its success, and its future. Although many already know the story, Linus … Continue reading

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Karl Voit on Digitizing Your Paper

I've written before about Karl Voit (1, 2, 3) and his quest to record and digitize every aspect of his life. His Memacs system, which collects data from his email, phone, social media and other sources, is an excellent example … Continue reading

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Working with Databases in a Literate Way

Howard Abrams is continuing his Literate Devops series with a great post on Literate Databse Work. He takes the ideas he developed in his Literate Devops post and applies them to investigating some problems with MySQL. This time, he handles … Continue reading

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Personal Information

If you offer it, they will come. You've been warned.

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