Monthly Archives: September 2015

Adtech: Then and Now

With the introduction of iOS 9 and its support for (easy) mobile ad blocking, the commentariat has been working overtime pumping out pixels on the issue of whether or not it is ethical to use ad blocking technology. Some folks … Continue reading

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How Bad Apples Can Poison a Team

Over at Coding Horror there's an interesting but disturbing report on research by Will Felps on how a bad apple can affect team dynamics. Most of us have worked on a team where a single individual disrupts the smooth functioning … Continue reading

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Writing a Book in Org Mode

Grant Rettke over at Wisdom and Wonder points to an interesting discussion on the Org mailing list about writing a book in Org mode. The thread starts with Vikas Rawal's announcement of his book, Ending Malnutrition: from commitment to action … Continue reading

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Plotting with Python and Org

Andrew Caird over at For the Love of Suffering has a nice post on how to use Python and Org mode to visualize data. As usual with this sort of thing, Caird leverages Org Babel to integrate a Python script … Continue reading

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Some Rare Good News

The Washington Post has an interesting article by Ellen Nakashima and Andrea Peterson on the Obama's administration's support for strong encryption. Nakashima and Peterson are reporting that the administration is backing away from seeking a legislative mandate that technology companies … Continue reading

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Fixing the Size and Location of the OS X Finder Window

John Gruber points to a nice tip from Christopher Phin on how to fix the size and location of the Finder window in OS X. All you have to do is open a Finder window, resize it, place it in … Continue reading

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Compiling Emacs

Matthew Daly reminds us of something that's easy to forget: it turns out that compiling #emacs from source is much easier than I anticipated. one more thing to love about this amazing software! — Matthew Daly (@nodezsh) August 28, 2015 … Continue reading

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Who Does This?

The SANS NewsBites newsletter is reporting that Seagate's wireless hard drives has a hardcoded password to a Telnet server in the drive's firmware. Really? In 2015? This is really just unbelievable. It's like Seagate's engineers missed the last 20 years' … Continue reading

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Page Navigation in Emacs

A week or two ago I wrote about Eric James Michael Ritz's post on using pages in Emacs. If you haven't already, be sure to follow the link to Ritz's post. Now the estimable Artur Malabarba continues the theme with … Continue reading

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Org Basics III

Ben Maughan has posted the third installment of his series on Org mode basics. This time he considers adding links and images to Org files. As usual, the majority of the presentation is in the form of an Org file … Continue reading

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