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  • The Ultimate Privacy Guide | Irreal
    sounds like you let me recommend The Ultimate Privacy Guide It s a long almost 13 000 words article that covers just about everything you need to know to keep your online activity as private as possible Pretty much every expert agrees that if the NSA really wants to snoop on you in particular there s not much you can do except to abandon all communication technology Fortunately the government doesn t have the wherewithal to give everyone that sort of individualized attention so taking steps to secure your communications makes sense The authors suggest that you not try to read to whole thing at once but rather that you choose the topic that you re interested in at any particular time Probably your best bet is to bookmark the article so that you can look up topics as you need them This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink Guile and Emacs Irreal Turns Three Jordan Fried If I may I d like to also recommend this Ultimate Privacy Guide that s very well updated http fried com privacy Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2638 (2016-04-25)
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  • A Hydra for the Org Agenda View Dispatcher | Irreal
    bit that s significant here Hydra has a new extended doc syntax that allows you to dynamically add status items to a hydra menu For example in the Agenda view you can see things by day week fortnight month or year The hydra includes code that puts a check box next to the chosen display mode It also displays the status of the toggles such as org agenda follow mode If like me you use agenda views a lot you may find this hydra useful Take a look at abo abo s post to see what it looks like and what it can do You may also want to make use of the extended doc syntax in some of your other hydras If you don t have the hydra package installed you should consider it There s a video that shows the basic capabilities but abo abo has added more to the package since he made the video Again I highly recommend you check it out if you haven t already This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink Emacs and Outlook 75 Free Privacy Tools Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5131 (2016-04-25)
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  • Emacs and Outlook | Irreal
    mu4e or any of the other Emacs based mail clients As I say I m not and never have been an Outlook user so I don t know how well these solutions work and what the gotchas are but if I were I d sure be looking into them If you re constrained to use an Outlook account you might find the two links above useful This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Improved HTML Capturing with Org A Hydra for the Org Agenda View Dispatcher Karl For accessing an Exchange server via IMAP you have to enable it AFAIK Therefore the default installation of many companies only support MAPI and OWA access So no luck for accessing Exchange with a decent MUA I prefer mutt for private mail since over a decade For business purposes I have to use Outlook And I can t think of a sane way not to groupware functionality is the main reason for Outlook not email per se And in terms of groupware Outlook is still the best solution I know of sadly Yes Outlook is probably the worst MUA out there However mutt and so forth is not able to handle send appointment requests For message outlook el I am very thankful since I live in Org mode I can manage mail templates within Org mode So on a simple click I can compose an email within Emacs and Outlook gets the result It even works with subject body and mail groups within the mailto link Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5128 (2016-04-25)
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  • Improved HTML Capturing with Org | Irreal
    make it harder to keep things up to date This package seems like a useful addition to Emacs if you often have a need to capture Web pages to Org mode This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink Any Option You Like Emacs and Outlook NoonianAtall Hey alphapapa github here thanks for writing this post I ve been reading your blog for a few years and have learned a lot from it so I m flattered to have you mention my little project I m guessing that the Chrome bookmarklets will work in Safari but if not it shouldn t take much tweaking What I don t know about is setting up a custom protocol handler in OS X or Windows I m sure it can be done but I haven t looked into it since I don t use them Patches to the readme are welcome I ve been thinking about putting it on MELPA but since it requires some manual setup outside of Emacs I wasn t sure if it was suitable If a user already has org protocol set up and working then the only thing to do outside of Emacs is the bookmarklets But I m guessing that a lot of people who will find org protocol capture html are not going to have org protocol set up yet so they d also have to setup the protocol handler Then there s the shell script which is optional but quite handy which also requires manual installation it won t do any good in emacs d elpa So yeah I d like to put it on MELPA but I m not sure how best to proceed I d appreciate any advice By the way you might want to adjust the

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5126 (2016-04-25)
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  • jcs | Irreal | Page 2
    in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Reproducible research 1 Comment Using Org Mode Displays for Presentations Posted on April 11 2016 by jcs If you ve watched any of Howard Abrams excellent videos you may have wondered as others have how he gets the nice effects when he displays Org buffers Wonder no more Abrams has posted an explanation of how he gets those Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode 4 Comments A Reminder from Kontra Posted on April 10 2016 by jcs Enough is enough California My quarterly reminder to citizens of California you ll be held responsible for Dianne Feinstein Kontra counternotions April 9 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Leave a comment 75 Free Privacy Tools Posted on April 10 2016 by jcs Richard Patterson wrote to me about my article on privacy tools and suggested I take a look at his offering 75 free tools to protect your privacy online As Patterson says you won t need all these tools but you should Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment A Hydra for the Org Agenda View Dispatcher Posted on April 9 2016 by jcs Abo abo has a great post that demonstrates a hydra for the Org Agenda view menu Instead of the ugly static menu you get a beautiful hydra that shows you the state of the toggles and other information It s that last Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Leave a comment Emacs and Outlook Posted on April 8 2016 by jcs I m in the happy position of not needing indeed never have been needing to use Outlook for my email Others sadly are not so lucky Karl Voit points to a remedy that allows you to compose your email in

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?author=2&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • Programming | Irreal | Page 2
    Emacs Leave a comment Working with Databases in a Literate Way Posted on April 15 2015 by jcs Howard Abrams is continuing his Literate Devops series with a great post on Literate Databse Work He takes the ideas he developed in his Literate Devops post and applies them to investigating some problems with MySQL This time he handles Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs SQL Leave a comment An Interview with Russ Cox and Sameer Ajmani Posted on April 12 2015 by jcs Michael Hicks is doing a series of interviews with PhDs in industry working on programming languages In his latest post he interviews Russ Cox and Sameer Ajmani both of whom work for Google on the Go language As many of Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Go Tech 1 Comment Sacha Chua and John Wiegley on Elisp Development Posted on April 11 2015 by jcs Sacha Chua has a great video chat with John Wiegley on Elisp development If you work with Elisp you really should spend the time to watch it Chua and Wiegley start by discussing paredit and its capabilities I ve been using Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs Emacs lisp Leave a comment Python Tools for Emacs Posted on April 10 2015 by jcs Sean Dague who works on OpenStack has a nice post on Emacs Python tools he uses to deal with the large Python code base of the project If you work in Python you ll want to take a look at his Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs Python 5 Comments Abrams on Literate Programming Posted on April 9 2015 by jcs Howard Abrams has a nice post on Literate Programming By now that s a fairly hoary subject the idea dates back to Knuth in the

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  • Premature Optimization and Bugs | Irreal
    the result of an optimization attempting to simplify a test for another condition Reminder the origin of hidden files is a bug https t co 5zAOYOu1CA pic twitter com 1RNVwKNP7l Guillermo Rauch rauchg February 14 2016 The second is a post by Eric Raymond that explains how he was recently seduced by the siren song of premature optimization He ended up with buggy complicated code that as it turns out was slower than doing the same task by the obvious brute force approach If you write code you should definitely read these two items They serve as an excellent reminder that even the masters can get tripped up when they optimize too early That said I m sure I haven t done it for the last time but at least we re all warned UPDATE ESR wrote to say that he hadn t measured the relative speeds of the two methods so I ve deleted that part of the post This entry was posted in Programming and tagged Programming Bookmark the permalink Open the Current Buffer s File in Another Application Still Think You Have Nothing to Hide Eric Raymond Correction I don t know if my prematurely optimized version was slower in the cases where it worked I do know that it was buggy jcs Fixed Thanks Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4991 (2016-04-25)
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  • Programming | Irreal
    I ran across two posts that nicely illustrate those dangers in the wild The first is a tweet that explains why Unix files that begin with Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Programming 2 Comments And By the Way Posted on September 13 2014 by jcs Happy Programmers Day Posted in General Tagged Programming Leave a comment Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Recent Comments Mike Zamansky on Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil on How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash Sebastian Christ on European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall on A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Kris on An Example of Why Reproducible Research Matters Links Useful Emacs Commands Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013

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