Monthly Archives: May 2017

35 Coding Habits to Avoid

Christian Maioli Mackeprang has an interesting post on 35 habits that can negatively affect your coding. I’ll let you read them and make your own judgments as to their value for your situation but I’d like to comment on two … Continue reading

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A Clojure Workflow

Manuel Uberti has a nice post that describes his Clojure workflow. What struck me is how generally applicable it is. Sure, if you aren’t doing Clojure you won’t care about Cider but everyone can profit from packages like, Projectile, Smartparens, … Continue reading

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Russ Cox on Globbing

If you’re like me, you probably don’t think about globbing very much. It’s just a way of fuzzy matching file names in a manner reminiscent of regular expression matching. We all use it everyday but have you ever thought about … Continue reading

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Quick Check on Files With counsel-ag

The more I use swiper and counsel to more impressed I become. On reddit’s Emacs subreddit, the_whalerus asks how he can take a peak at files he found with counsel-ag to decide which one he wants to work on. As … Continue reading

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Dumb-jump in Action

The other day I wrote that I was considering installing dumb-jump and giving it a try. I did that and have been using it since I watched Mike Zamansky’s video on Projectile and Dumb-jump. It really is the sweet spot … Continue reading

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Org 9.0.7

Org mode has a bug fix out. I track Org on Melpa but if you don’t, now is a good time to update. If you do track Org on Melpa, the new version is there and ready for update. #emacs … Continue reading

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The Past Comes Due

Irreal oldtimers know that I have often railed about the activities of the NSA and their domestic spying and about the ever more shrill demands by law enforcement that they be given a back door into our cell phones. As … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Reading Code

I’m a big advocate of reading code. A lot of what I know about programming, Unix, and Emacs, I learned from reading code. Chen Bin has a parallel if slightly different take on reading code. He says that mastering Emacs … Continue reading

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Imenu for Dired

Matus Goljer—Fuco1 of Smartparen fame—blogged a nice bit of Elisp that adds imenu functionality to dired. At first, that doesn’t seem to make sense since an imenu menu would simply have the same information as the dired listing itself. What … Continue reading

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