Monthly Archives: July 2015

Drag and Drop Into an Org Buffer

John Kitchin has a very nice post in which he presents at bit of Elisp that enables us to drag and drop images into an Org buffer. The code is short and easy to understand. I just cut it out … Continue reading

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Will We Never Learn?

It's 2015 and this is still happening: for shits and giggles I port scanned my wife's new Cadillac. Both FTP and HTTP are open. pic.twitter.com/8Xb4o89fCd — Steve Manzuik (@hellNbak_) July 25, 2015 Matt BLaze suggests the reason for the above: … Continue reading

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Embedding Youtube Videos in Org Files

Artur Malabarba has a nice post on embedding Youtube videos in Org files. I do that occasionally for blog posts by using the HTML embedding code that Youtube supplies with each video. It turns out, though, that you can do … Continue reading

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New Hydra Feature

Abo-abo's hydra keeps getting better and better.

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Backdoors and Magic

Over at TechCrunch, Jon Evans has a brilliant article entitled Technology Is Magic, Just Ask The Washington Post. In it, he lays waste to the Washington Post's call for Apple, Google, and others to implement back doors that only law … Continue reading

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Project Planning with Org Mode

Charles Cave has a useful tutorial on how he uses Org mode to implement David Allen's Natural Planning Model. Org mode is a natural way of performing the model's five steps and Cave walks us through how that can be … Continue reading

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Inputting TeX Characters

Ben Maughan has an excellent tip on entering non-standard characters in an Emacs buffer. Mickey had the same tip but it was hidden in a longer article. The idea is that you switch into TeX input mode and then use … Continue reading

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Org Mode: The Gateway Drug

Currently reading: https://t.co/uYuBvU8kml. Actually a little sad, thinking I might be missing out on using emacs just for orgmode. — Markus Barthlen (@MarkusBarthlen) May 31, 2015

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Secure Chatting

Over at The Intercept, Micah Lee has an outstanding article on secure chatting. If you need to set up secure chatting with someone or if you simply want all your chats to be free from snooping by the usual Nosy … Continue reading

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The History of Crypto Backdoors

Matthew Green has a nice post recounting the history of government mandated backdoors. If you're too young to remember the first round of the Crypto Wars from the 1990s, you'll find Green's history fascinating. Back then it was about the … Continue reading

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