Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Right Dictionary

A couple of years ago, I wrote about James Somers’ beautiful post on why you are probably using the wrong dictionary. The right dictionary, it turns out, is the 1913 + 1828 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. You can read my … Continue reading

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Refining Spell Checking in Web-mode

Chen Bin posted some nice Elisp on how to make flyspell at little more useful when dealing with Web-mode buffers. The problem is that many tag elements fail the spell check and you get a lot of spurious misspelling warnings. … Continue reading

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Another Workflow

Regular readers know that I’m fond of seeing other people’s workflows, especially those workflows centered around Emacs. Torstein Johansen has an interesting post on his workflow. Johansen describes his hardware and OS environment (a Thinkpad with 2 external screens running … Continue reading

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Rust vs. Go

As most of you probably know, Eric Raymond (ESR) is part of an effort to rewrite the Network Time Protocol (NTP) suite to be smaller and more secure. You can follow the project’s progress on their blog. The NTP daemon … Continue reading

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Dangerous Phishing Attack

There is a dangerous phishing attack being targeted (mostly) at Google Mail. It’s clever enough that it has fooled even sophisticated technical users. What happens is that you get an email from someone you know that includes a clickable image. … Continue reading

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More Experiments with Indexing Org Files

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about John Kitchin’s use of SQLite to index his Org files. Kitchin uses Org mode as a centerpiece of his workflow and has about 5 years of files spread across his local file … Continue reading

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You Are Not Expected to Understand This

I recently came across a post that explains the famous comment in the 6th Edition Unix source code: * You are not expected to understand this. I haven’t seen or thought about this for years but it was once quite … Continue reading

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Recurring Org Events

Karl Voit has published an instructive post on how to specify recurring events in Org mode. As most of you know, you can annotate an Org TODO entry to specify that it should occur every day, every week, every 3rd … Continue reading

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A Reminder about Emacs Keybindings on MacOS

Recently, I’ve seen tweets such as this one: Some emacs commands work in OS X text fields https://t.co/iEjCjcHAVa #emacs — /r/Emacs (@EmacsReddit) January 14, 2017 It’s been a few years since I last wrote about that so here, as a … Continue reading

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An Org Workflow

Gregory J Stein, an MIT Ph.D student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has an interesting post on how he uses Org mode and the agenda to organize his projects and daily tasks. Like all graduate students, he leads a … Continue reading

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