Monthly Archives: December 2017

König 36: A Third Way of Setting and Tracking Goals

Rainer König is back with a followup to his previous video on setting and tracking goals that I wrote about a week ago. This time he approaches the task using hierarchial tags. With hierarchial tags, you give a set of … Continue reading

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The Longevity of CDs

Just a few years ago, CDs were still ubiquitous and one of the things the Geekier elements worried about was that they would become unreadable over time. That was probably a reasonable concern, especially for CDs that the user burned … Continue reading

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Remember This?

Unless you are really young, you probably remember a spate of capacitor failures in electronic devices of all sorts including computer motherboards. This was around the turn of the century. One of my family members practically had a production line … Continue reading

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You Can't Make This Stuff Up

I can’t decide if this is a joke or if someone is actually that clueless. It’s not April 1st so I’m reluctantly concluding that it’s for real1. I’m sure Miessler was surprised to learn that he’s maintaining the master password … Continue reading

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I Am Not Worthy

I used to feel pretty snug when I got up to around 100 open buffers in Emacs. Not anymore: Closing down an #emacs with 510 open buffers. I think that doubles my last record. @EmacsRocks @EmacsReddit — Mike Schaeffer (@mschaef_ectw) … Continue reading

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Org 9.1.5

Over the holidays, Bastien Guerry announced a new Org mode version: 9.1.5: #emacs #orgmode 9.1.5, a bugfix release, is out. Merry chrismas and happy hacking! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) December 24, 2017 Another nice Christmas gift from the folks in … Continue reading

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Zamansky 39: mbsync and mu4e

Speaking of Christmas gifts, Mike Zamansky has just posted the latest video in his Using Emacs series. This time he talks about setting up mbsync and mu4e to handle his email. I went through that same exercise and can testify … Continue reading

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OrgMode Tutorial Episode 7, Snippet 5

It’s Christmas Eve and Rainer König has just landed his sleigh on the roof of the Irreal International Headquarters with a gift. After a long absence, he’s back with another episode of his OrgMode Tutorial video series. This time he … Continue reading

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Steve Purcell

Like most Emacs users, I depend on Melpa to install my packages and keep them up to date. I have a couple of packages from the other repositories but the majority of them come from Melpa. It’s easy to get … Continue reading

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Comments

One of the perennial programmer arguments—not quite up there with Emacs v. Vim but enduring nonetheless—is whether or not we should comment our code and if so, how. some folks say that the need for comments is a code smell: … Continue reading

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