Monthly Archives: August 2015

Converting from Word to Org

In a comment to one of my recent posts (1, 2) on converting from Org mode to Word doc format, Grant Rettke pointed me to an interesting Org Mode mailing list thread on how academics leverage Org mode for writing … Continue reading

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Safe at Last

Now I don't have to worry if someone steals my potatoes: they're hashed and salted. pic.twitter.com/BMNxRK7c0H — Jonathan Fuerth (@jfuerth) April 12, 2015

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Karl Voit Lightning Talk

PIM export Karl Voit gave a lightning talk on Org Mode at the recent Chaos Computer Club Camp2015. Being a lightning talk is was pretty short. That's too bad, I would have liked it to be a bit longer. The … Continue reading

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Schneier on Going Dark

There's been an alarming increase in Law Enforcement's campaigning for mandatory backdoors in communication software. They are increasingly taking their case “to the people” with dishonest Op Eds intended to induce fear of terrorism and the other four horsemen. Bruce … Continue reading

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Super- and Sub-Word

I've blogged about this before but here's a handy chart to server as a reminder: #Emacs subword-mode, superword-mode, camelCase, snake_case http://t.co/34mROSF4rs pic.twitter.com/wj3mNEKmAq — Xah Lee (@xah_lee) August 18, 2015

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The Network is Hostile

Matthew Green over at Cryptography Engineering has a depressing piece on the security status of the network. He says that the network is hostile and that that hostility is baked in by its design. Our packets travel through routers and … Continue reading

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I Want One

Some good advice from Troy Hunt: pic.twitter.com/q0BMtbDwzc — Troy Hunt (@troyhunt) August 5, 2015

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Calc Tutorial Video

Karthik C has a very nice video entitled Emacs-Calc: The Poor Man's Mathematica. It's a tutorial on some of the features of Emacs calc. He begins by covering the basic stack machine nature of calc and how to perform simple … Continue reading

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Four Times

Pretty much shows the FBI is being a bit disingenuous: Going dark? Crypto was a problem in a grand total of FOUR wiretaps last year. http://t.co/zZlDRzGFLi pic.twitter.com/zGALMT39cd — matt blaze (@mattblaze) July 1, 2015

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Wha?!?

I've recently experienced a canonical instance of the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. Until the other day, I had no idea that Emacs had a built-in spreadsheet. Now, I'm seeing references to ses (Simple Emacs Spreadsheet) everywhere. It even has its own manual. … Continue reading

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