Monthly Archives: April 2017

SBCL 1.3.17

I’ve been a little lax about keeping SBCL up to date but when I saw the announcement for SBCL 1.3.17, I downloaded, compiled, and installed it before I forgot. You can get your copy here. I always build from source … Continue reading

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Zamansky 33: Projectile and Dumb Jump

Mike Zamansky has video number 33 up in his Using Emacs series. This video discusses Projectile and dumb-jump. As most of you probably know, Projectile is Bozhidar Batsov’s project interaction package for Emacs. It provides handy features for using Emacs … Continue reading

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The Value of Source Code in Emacs

Arun Isaac makes a nice point. Most of us support open source and insist on our right to have source code available but we hardly ever look at that source. Except for Emacs. Isaac observes that when the documentation is … Continue reading

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Installed Emacs 25.2

Emacs 25.2 is mostly a bug-fix release and I haven’t had any problems so I didn’t bother installing it as soon as it was released. Still, Irreal likes to be up-to-date on all things Emacs so I finally got around … Continue reading

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Irreal Is 6

Today Irreal, in its current incarnation, is six years old. For the last 5 years I’ve posted pretty much everyday. In its original incarnation as a Blogger blog, I had in mind that Irreal would be mostly about Scheme and … Continue reading

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Listing Org Tags

Chris over at the cpb83 blog solves a problem that many of us probably have. If you’re an Org mode user, you probably make use of the agenda and organize your data with tags. The problem is that if your … Continue reading

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A Synchronized Shopping List for Linux/Android

Karl Voit has an interesting post about a synchronized shopping list for him and his girlfriend. He had a promising solution leveraging Wunderlist but after a week of working on it, he discovered that Wunderlist had been acquired by Microsoft … Continue reading

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A Warning Ignored

I tried to warn Grant but he wouldn’t listen1. Now I’m running around with my hair on fire yelling at a cloud. Footnotes: 1 Actually, it’s an old post predating my warning but someone just posted a link to it … Continue reading

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Emacs 25.2 Has Been Released

The latest release of Emacs, Version 25.2, has been released. Despite the title on the announcement at the link, it really is 25.2 not 25.1.

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Paredit Video

If you’re working in a Lisp type language, you really want to be using paredit (or possibly smartparens). Smartparens can be used for any language or even plain text so many people prefer it. Some use both saving paredit for … Continue reading

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