Monthly Archives: February 2016

Reading Mailing Lists

In my never ending quest to move every conceivable task into Emacs, I came across this Emacs Stack Exchange entry on reading mailing list archives with Emacs. That turns out to be pretty easy to do. The trick is to … Continue reading

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A Tip for Mac/Emacs Users

Here's a nice tip for Emacs users on OS X: (setq mac-right-alternate-modifier nil)Use #OSX extended character entry with right alt/option/meta key in #emacs/cc @toxi — ⸘Jack Rusher‽ (@jackrusher) February 22, 2016

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Apple Responds

Irreal readers are certainly aware of the latest drama playing out between the FBI and Apple. The FBI applied, ex parte, to a federal magistrate for an order compelling Apple to assist the FBI in breaking into an iPhone 5C … Continue reading

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Moving Files Asynchronously in Dired

Sometimes you want to copy a set of files from Dired in Emacs. If you have one or two files you can simply mark and copy them but if there are many files it can take some time for the … Continue reading

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Science vs. Everything Else

Via Karl Voit we have sad commentary on the human condition.

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Mickey on use-package

Mickey has a new post over at Mastering Emacs on John Wiegley's excellent use-package package. For those who don't know, use-package is a macro that organizes and simplifies package loading and configuration. It can also delay the loading of a … Continue reading

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Lisp in Production

If you're a Lisper, you've probably heard many times that it's not practical to use Lisp in production. Despite the many counter examples (Viaweb, ITA, …) this myth—like the one about Lisp being slow—refuses to die. Vsevolod Dyomkin and Kevin … Continue reading

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Some Ansi-Term Improvement

Brian Zwahr uses ansi-term in Emacs for his shell work but found that there were a few things about it that he didn't like. Being Emacs, those things were pretty easy to fix and he posted about his fixes. He … Continue reading

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Org 8.3.4

#emacs #orgmode 8.3.4 is out, a bugfix release. Enjoy! https://t.co/orlZPvOEGV — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) February 22, 2016

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Ledger

Austin Walker recently gave a talk at the Boston Emacs Meetup on using John Wiegley's ledger program. Happily, there's a video of the talk so we can all enjoy it. Ledger is a command line program but, of course, there's … Continue reading

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