Monthly Archives: October 2016

Overlays

Xah Lee has an interesting post on overlays. Overlays are not something that a user needs to worry about; they are a means of altering the display of certain areas of a buffer and are therefore a concern only for … Continue reading

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Dennis Ritchie Day

Tim O'Reilly declared today, October 30, as Dennis Ritchie Day. That was five years ago but nonetheless we should all pause and consider how much Ritchie affects our life and work. He was a giant and we should give thanks … Continue reading

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Zamansky Discusses Miscellaneous Packages

Mike Zamansky has a new video up. This time it's about a few of the miscellaneous packages he uses. He covers Highlight line mode Beacon mode Hungry delete mode Expand region I use two of those and the others are … Continue reading

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How to Fix Swiper Search Failure

I woke up yesterday and started working only to become sad. As soon as I tried to do a swiper search I got the error Wrong type argument: window-live-p I've come to depend on swiper and hated to be without … Continue reading

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Consumers Win One

Yesterday, in my post about AT&T, Time Warner, and the Iron Law of Data Collection, I complained that in all whining about what an unfair advantage AT&T/Time Warner would have in advertising, little notice was taken of the fact that … Continue reading

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The Iron Law Strikes Again

It's been a while since I've written about the Iron Law of Data Collection. That's the idea that when the Government collects data, regardless of the stated rationale, there will inevitably be mission creep that sees the data being used … Continue reading

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A Literate Programming Example with Org Mode

Arne Babenhauserheide has posted a nice example of literate programming with Org mode. It's a bare-bones example but shows what you can do including stitching code blocks together. Using Org mode for literate programming probably isn't as powerful as something … Continue reading

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Google Reneges on Their Privacy Pledge

If you were surprised by this This past summer Google quietly dropped its historic ban on merging Web browsing info with your name.https://t.co/TRgREtYvaO — Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) October 21, 2016 you haven't been paying attention. Google is in the business … Continue reading

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Reproducible Research Webinar

Back in June I wrote about A Complete Example of Reproducible Research with Org. One of the authors of that paper was Arnaud Legrand who has an excellent webinar on reproducible research. Sadly, the video of the talk is in … Continue reading

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Org Mode for PhD Students

It's pretty much conventional wisdom that Org Mode is the killer app for Emacs. Even people who don't use Emacs seem to be aware of that and, of course, there are various efforts underway to port Org to other editors. … Continue reading

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