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  • Building World Class Teams | Irreal
    was correct The most important factor by far is that the team members feel psychologically safe to take risks and be vulnerable in front of each other There are four other attributes too Read the article it s short to get the details It s very interesting and if you re a team leader reports on some important and actionable research UPDATE Added missing link This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink A Quick Test for Prospective Employers Mu4e and Org Mode Nagora Link jcs Sigh I distinctly remember thinking that I needed to add the link Fixed Thanks Nagora It s age son it come to us all Now why did I come in here jcs Who are you again 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4803 (2016-04-25)
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  • A Quick Test for Prospective Employers | Irreal
    Singly ply sandpaper says a lot about their actual values Bernd Haug xaibeha November 23 2015 It seems a little silly at first but really it serves as a good proxy for an employer s attitude about its employees This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink A Quiz Building World Class Teams 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4800 (2016-04-25)
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  • Steno Machines | Irreal
    keys to let the stenographer capture all the words that might be spoken If you re like me you ve probably idly wondered how they work and why they re fast enough to let the stenographer to keep up with oral testimony It s certainly knowable but never seemed worth doing the research to find out how they work Fortunately Xah Lee has come to our rescue for a helpful page on steno machines and how they work It both simpler and more complex than you might have believed If you have any curiosity about the matter at all be sure to take a look at Lee s post Of course Lee being Lee he explores the question of how the same techniques might make our interactions with computers more efficient He also considers whether something similar could be done with a standard keyboard on a computer I d be surprised if anyone reading these words ever has a need to operate a steno machine or substitute but it is interesting to learn how they work and to consider what we might learn from them This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink Karl Voit on Moving from Screen to Tmux A Quiz 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4796 (2016-04-25)
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  • Security | Irreal | Page 2
    won t be because they didn t have expert Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Can We Have Our Cake and Eat It Too Posted on March 6 2016 by jcs No but don t let that stop you from asking FBI v Encryption hearings tl dr The ignoranti Can we have our cake and eat it too No Kontra counternotions March 1 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Journalists and Their Coverage of FBI Apple Posted on March 2 2016 by jcs This is why my Note to journalists in today s earlier post was necessary State of tech coverage published AFTER the FBI Director corrects his earlier lie about not seeking a precedent pic twitter com mVkXT4P3eL Kontra counternotions March 2 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Judge Orenstein Rules Posted on March 2 2016 by jcs By now you will have heard that Federal Magistrate Judge James Orenstein of the Eastern District of New York has ruled in case parallel to the San Bernardino case involving the FBI and Apple At issue in the San Bernardino Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment Apple Responds Posted on February 28 2016 by jcs Irreal readers are certainly aware of the latest drama playing out between the FBI and Apple The FBI applied ex parte to a federal magistrate for an order compelling Apple to assist the FBI in breaking into an iPhone 5C Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment How to Securely SSH into Your Home Network Posted on February 9 2016 by jcs Karl Voit shares a nice trick with us Suppose you want to SSH into your home server You may be loath to

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=security&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • April | 2016 | Irreal | Page 2
    Posted 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201604&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • March | 2016 | Irreal | Page 2
    Posted on March 19 2016 by jcs Howard Abrams recently gave a talk at the PDX Emacs Hangout in Portland So far there is no video of the talk but Abrams did write up his notes1 The talk was intended to be a workshop so you should Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Leave a comment Magit Video on Rebasing Posted on March 18 2016 by jcs Charl Botha has posted an excellent video on advanced rebasing with Magit It serves as a great followup to Howard Abrams Magit tutorial video Abrams covered rebasing too but Botha shows how to perform more complicated tasks First he shows Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Magit Leave a comment Org Mode and Software Engineering Posted on March 17 2016 by jcs Rohan Kshirsagar has a nice post on integrating Emacs Org Mode into the software engineering process That s a big subject area of course but Kshirsagar focuses on using Org to take notes as things occur to you and perhaps turn Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Leave a comment What Happens When You Give Law Enforcement a Backdoor Key Posted on March 16 2016 by jcs This The hackers who accessed celeb iCloud accounts in 2014 used a forensic tool designed for cops to download the data https t co grEzwuSaGJ Christopher Soghoian csoghoian March 13 2016 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Security Leave a comment John Oliver on Encryption Posted on March 15 2016 by jcs The other day I saw a hilarious John Oliver video on encryption He explains as only Oliver can why despite outward appearances the encryption question is not simple and one s immediate reaction of Of course Apple should help the government Continue reading Posted in General

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201603&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • Email Strategy | Irreal
    has a winter email address and a summer email address I want to discuss the logic of this with her but life is too short Matthew Green matthew d green January 27 2016 This entry was posted in General and tagged Humor Bookmark the permalink Molecule Representations in Org Mode Moving to the Next Previous Link in Org Mode 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5099 (2016-04-25)
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  • Some Oldies but Goodies | Irreal
    about Ctrl h f and Ctrl h k to bring up documentation about a specified function or a function bound to a key One of Irreal s frequent commenters Phil notes that you can also bring up the source for those functions too Help From Phil using the functions find function find function on key find variable find library I bind these to the keys corresponding to the documentation functions but with the letter after the Ctrl h modified with Ctrl so that find function for example is bound to the Ctrl h Ctrl f shortcut A trick I learned from Tim Visher is evaluating an sexp in an Emacs buffer and replacing the sexp by the result I wrote about that and the code I used to accomplish it in Eval and Replace in Emacs I ve since replaced the code with From Lars Tveito https github com larstvei dot emacs blob master init org This avoids overloading C c C e in org mode defadvice eval last sexp around replace sexp arg activate Evaluate and replace when called with a prefix argument if arg let pos point ad do it goto char pos backward kill sexp forward sexp ad do it From one of Sacha s chats Sacha Chats with Steve Purcell I learned about one of the most useful packages I have whole line or region It lets you use certain commands like Meta w that normally work on a region on the entire current line if no region is defined I can t tell you how useful this is I use it every single day including several times in writing this post I often want to do a ping or traceroute and used to switch to a terminal to run them Then I found out about

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5095 (2016-04-25)
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