Monthly Archives: September 2017

The New Luddites Strike Again

What do you get when you mate an Apple hater with a luddite? This. If you’re one of those people who yearns for earlier, simpler times when there were no cell phones, feel free to throw yours away. Feel free … Continue reading

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Graphviz and Org Mode

Over at The Joy of Programming there’s a nice introductory post on using Graphviz’s dot command to draw graphs and how you can make the process almost interactive by calling dot from within an Org source block. The dot command … Continue reading

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Orgmode 9.1.1

Bastien sends word that there’s a new version of Org out: #emacs #orgmode 9.1.1 is out. Enjoy! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) September 17, 2017 If, like me, you’re OCD about keeping up to date with Org, it’s already in Melpa. … Continue reading

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Emacs Rocks! #16

After 3 years, Magnar Sveen has smiled upon us with a new episode of Emacs Rocks! For newcomers, Emacs Rocks! episodes are short videos of 2 or 3 minutes that explore some aspect of working with Emacs. If you haven’t … Continue reading

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The ed Editor

If you’re a Vim or Emacs user, you’ve seen a lot of jokes like this one from XKCD: They usually end the chain with cat but sometimes, like the above, they go all the way to butterflies. All that’s good … Continue reading

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A Double Helping of Schadenfreude

Can’t. Stop. Laughing. I especially like the part about hurting consumers. After years of giving users the middle finger, the advertising industry starts whining the second someone makes it harder for them to track us and snoop on our online … Continue reading

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Emacs as a Cloud Service

Next step: #emacs as a service in the cloud — ▶️️ (@davidradkowski) September 10, 2017 Yeah, this is probably a joke but if there is one thing I don’t want from Emacs, this is it.

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Emacs 25.3

Jeez! A guy can’t be away from the Internet for a couple of days without everything changing. One of those changes is that a new version of Emacs, version 25.3, has been released. This is an emergency release to fix … Continue reading

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Irma After Action Report

I’m writing this Monday night after Irma came visiting. First off, thanks to the many people who wrote—either directly or through Disqus—to send their well wishes. I appreciate your concern and good thoughts. At the last moment, Irma shifted east … Continue reading

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Update

Annnnd, we’re back. The power was restored this morning so things have returned to normal. I’ll be pushing today’s post directly.

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