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  • Bling for Your Org Files | Irreal
    suggestion is to add UTF 8 glyphs to the TODO keywords Take a look at his post for some suggestions This is easy to configure with a stock Org mode installation I prefer a more austere presentation for my Org files but lots of people feel otherwise If you re one of those people head on over and take a look at Robert s post This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink The Cost of Collaboration We Need More of This Grant Rettke Nice option if you don t rely upon indentation 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4916 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Cost of Collaboration | Irreal
    people have understood all along the cost of the increased collaboration that these plans bring exceeds their benefits As the economist says Oddly the cult of collaboration has reached its apogee in the very arena where the value of uninterrupted concentration is at its height knowledge work That would be our work spaces The good news is that a backlash is setting in There s an increasing body of research showing that as Peter Drucker argues you can do real work or you can go to meetings but you can t do both If you put workers in a noisy disruptive environment if you drag them into an endless series of meetings the deep work that is the raison d être of knowledge workers becomes impossible Part of the problem the Economist says is that while it s easy for management to measure collaboration it s not so easy to measure the benefits of deep work And of course managers gotta manage so we get days filled with meetings and memos It s a rare manager with the wisdom to give his workers the freedom to do their work unencumbered with distractions It s a good article and well worth the five minutes of your time that it will take to read it This entry was posted in General and tagged Open offices Bookmark the permalink HUH Bling for Your Org Files 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4914 (2016-04-25)
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  • Open-offices | Irreal
    has disdain for open plan offices and those who perpetrate them on their hapless employees but somehow never on themselves These office plans are always justified on the grounds of increased collaboration but there s a Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Open offices 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 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=open-offices (2016-04-25)
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  • December | 2015 | Irreal | Page 2
    folder to hold Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode 1 Comment Building World Class Teams Posted on December 17 2015 by jcs What s the secret of building great teams Google researchers decided to find out They presumed that the ideal team would have a mix of varied skills and personalities As they put it We were pretty confident that we d find the Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Tech 4 Comments A Quick Test for Prospective Employers Posted on December 16 2015 by jcs Via Karl Voit Related Visiting a potential employer Check the toilets 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 Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Tech Leave a comment A Quiz Posted on December 16 2015 by jcs After the Paris bloodbath which was discussed more a gross state intelligence failures b absurd encryption claims Kontra counternotions December 15 2015 Posted in General Tagged Privacy Leave a comment Steno Machines Posted on December 15 2015 by jcs We ve all seen them either in person or in courtroom dramas Those odd looking little machines that appear more like old fashioned adding machines rather than typewriters I m talking of course about steno machines They re used to provide verbatim transcripts Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Tech Leave a comment Karl Voit on Moving from Screen to Tmux Posted on December 14 2015 by jcs If you spend a lot of time using your terminal to log into remote machines you are probably aware of GNU Screen and tmux If you aren t using one of these you should definitely check them out They work nicely Continue reading Posted in

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201512&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • Integrating iCal and Org Mode | Irreal
    same ideas to export Org events to your calendar for any purpose As the Org Manual puts it Some people use Org mode for keeping track of projects but still prefer a standard calendar application for anniversaries and appointments In this case the techniques that Rohan describes make it easy to integrate Org mode with iCal Even if you keep everything in Org mode you may want to export it to iCal so you can see it on your iOS or other remote devices The video is short 7 minutes 46 seconds so it s easy to watch If you ve been wishing for a way to get Org events into your calendar or your New Year s resolution involves getting serious about your exercise regime take a look at Rohan s video Footnotes 1 Since iCal uses the standard icalendar format you could probably make this work on any platform and calendar application that supports the icalendar standard This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink Operator Precedence Functional Programming Damien Cassou I didn t watch the video yet but there are https github com DamienCassou vdirel and https github com dengste org caldav to manage calendars in Emacs 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4835 (2016-04-25)
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  • Operator Precedence | Irreal
    2015 This entry was posted in General and tagged Lisp Bookmark the permalink The Eighties Called Integrating iCal and Org Mode Franklin Chen I think operator precedence was invented by Western mathematicians in around the 1300s and 1400s Mathematical notation was very terse and implicit maybe in order to save ink I think we re still living in the shadow of constraints that are no longer relevant when moving away from ink and paper smitty No cryptic 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4833 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Eighties Called… | Irreal
    have a calculator with you math teachers in the 80s Joe Sondow JoeSondow December 28 2015 Just as calculators didn t result in widespread innumeracy I m pretty confident that we ll somehow muddle through the smart phone apocalypse Not that that will make the new Luddites leave us alone This entry was posted in General and tagged Luddites Bookmark the permalink Learning the Right Tools Operator Precedence 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4831 (2016-04-25)
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  • Luddites | Irreal
    s new Luddites moaning about smart phones and the end of times In real life you won t always have a calculator with you math teachers in the 80s Joe Sondow JoeSondow December 28 2015 Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Luddites 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 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013

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