Monthly Archives: October 2016

Public Service Announcement

pic.twitter.com/WKWGdZZo8m — Defective by Design (@endDRM) August 10, 2016

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reposition-window

Irreal's quest for world domination has been temporarily suspended due to the DDoS attack on Dyn. While we wait for the issue to get resolved, here's a very nice offering from mbork (Marcin Borkowski). I use recenter-top-bottom (bound to Ctrl+l) … Continue reading

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Redirecting eshell Output to Another Buffer

This #emacs tip of the week: M-x eshell then type ls -lh >> #<foo> and see the command output be appended to the "foo" buffer! — Stathis Sideris (@stathissideris) October 18, 2016 is kind of cute but, of course, there … Continue reading

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Setting a Prefix Argument

Here's a nice quickie from Grant Rettke. You probably won't need this often but when you do, it's just what you need.

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Merging with smerge

I don't often have occasion to resolve git merge conflicts so I never remember the details and end up changing things by hand. This tweet C-c ^ m (smerge-keep-mine)... Resolving conflicts with #emacs https://t.co/kNa6bDc2kG — (@milanthapa_) October 16, 2016 caught … Continue reading

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Emacs 25.2 Coming Soon

One of the things John Wiegley said he'd like to do when he took over leadership of Emacs development was to have more frequent releases. It looks as if things are on track: Eli Zaretskii: "I plan to release Emacs … Continue reading

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comment-dwim vs. comment-line

A few days ago I wrote about Artur Malabarba's comment-line. That's now in Emacs core and very useful. Xah Lee has an excellent post that compares comment-line and comment-dwim. That's useful because the commands are very similar and it's nice … Continue reading

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Animation of Using eshell to cd into Another Machine

Last month I wrote about using cd to ssh into a remote machine. Today, I came across this animated Gif from Bodil that shows the process in action Yeah, so when vim users are all "sshing to a remote and … Continue reading

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Joel Spolsky on Open Offices

If you've been around here for awhile, you know my feelings about open offices: despite the self-serving cant from management, they're really about saving money. Everyone who does creative work knows how devastating the constant interruptions can be on productivity … Continue reading

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Dennis Ritchie

The Internet appears to be on fire with news that Dennis Ritchie has died. Folks, that was 5 years ago. How can you not know this? Ritchie was one our leading lights and his legacy is everywhere within our industry … Continue reading

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