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  • Learning the Right Tools | Irreal
    mine This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink The EFF Talks Encryption The Eighties Called jonEbird Amen While we know Emacs is indeed the superior choice when I run across another vimer I merely encourage them to continue to keep becoming more proficient in that editor Holy war aside it just makes sense from an efficiency perspective since we spend so much time editing text Pascal van Kooten Indeed I use vim on command line for quick little edits but I started with Emacs and it s great I d battle vim that emacs is superior but at the end of the day I d take vim over other tools for sure John Wiegley We d never think of telling a swordsman that he should neglect mastering the use of his sword its balance its range its limits Why some programmers persist in never really caring about their tools mystifies me Josuah sshBio Demageon I m 21 not even an engineer nor have any IT related job and to take my class notes I used in this order Microsoft Word Open Office Libre Office Google Docs stackedit io Gedit Geany Atom io Vim Emacs Each step have been an improvement and if I got someone to show me kid Emacs or Vim at right after M word I think I would have used either or both with spacemacs from the beinning Thank you for these words Pascal van Kooten That original post was so damn annoying I m glad I could afterwards read this one Years ago I started learning programming and Emacs Lisp at the same time Certainly was difficult but I m very glad I did both Grant Rettke Transistors and guitars are so similar in how they can both be used to

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4829 (2016-04-25)
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  • The EFF Talks Encryption | Irreal
    hate this and insist that they need for our own good of course to be able to read our emails texts and other communications Recently the EFF Access Now and a few other nonprofits and tech companies met with White House officials seeking to discuss their concerns and to secure a commitment from the administration to ensure Americans the right to have and use strong encryption free of back doors or other crippling measures The EFF has posted the results of that discussion and some suggestions for moving forward They are asking for all those concerned to make your opinions known to the White House through an on line form Please take a few minutes to leave a message in support of strong encryption and asking that the FBI and others in the government stop their disingenuous campaign to force tech companies to provide them with back doors and other means of accessing private encrypted data This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink We Don t Care About No Stinkin Keys Learning the Right 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 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4827 (2016-04-25)
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  • Adjusting Text Size in Emacs | Irreal
    it you can skip the Ctrl x after the first invocation So Ctrl x Ctrl Ctrl will increase the text size two jumps This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Productivity Packages for Emacs We Don t Care About No Stinkin Keys Skywalker Erm he does mention it jcs Yes Yes he does The pink hue is me blushing vargonaut magnars has a nice tweak to make it even more concise https github com magnars emacs d blob master defuns misc defuns el L58 L78 Steve Purcell I also wrote default text scale to quickly scale all fonts up not just those in the current buffer https github com purcell default text scale 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=4823 (2016-04-25)
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  • Productivity Packages for Emacs | Irreal
    complete but Brochard s writeup has convinced me to give it a try With ELPA it s trivial to try a package out and revert it if it doesn t work for you I won t ruin your Christmas surprise by revealing the rest of Brochard s list so you ll need to follow the link Really there s no reason you shouldn t be using or at least seriously consider using these packages They can help speed you on your way to being an Emacs master This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Org Ref Update Adjusting Text Size 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4821 (2016-04-25)
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  • Org-Ref Update | Irreal
    of some of the things you can do The new video starts with an empty file and builds a toy article with the purpose of demonstrating how you would use the org ref package during the preparation of an article or paper The amount of functionality can seem overwhelming but Kitchin also provides a very nice manual that documents the package and the functions it contains Kitchin built the package for his own use in preparing papers he s a researcher in Chemical Engineering so it really does solve the citation reference problems that a researcher encounters when writing up results If you re a student or an engineer producing reports the package will be just as useful for you An important fact about Kitchin s workflow is that he writes his papers in Org mode That has lots of advantages as he has as he has demonstrated before Now we can count one of those advantages as the automating of a large part of the citation reference process As I wrote before handling citations isn t really hard but it can be fiddly The org ref package makes it much less tiresome to deal with This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink A Demonstration of How Hard Cryptography Is Productivity Packages for 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4818 (2016-04-25)
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  • A Demonstration of How Hard Cryptography Is | Irreal
    but why can t we just have a backdoor to protect us from the bad guys In a truly excellent post Steven Bellovin a cryptographer of some note provides a compelling example of how hard encryption really is The post is probably a bit too technical for Aunt Millie although definitely not for Irreal readers but the summary is understandable by anyone I won t give away the details but the TL DR is that a seemingly simple protocol that anyone would convince themselves is secure and that was even proved mathematically secure had a fatal flaw that went undetected for 17 years This wasn t some homegrown crypto thingy that someone whipped up in their basement It was an actual peer reviewed protocol that was vetted by the cryptographic community The lesson is clear Even a very simple and seemingly transparent protocol that seemed obviously secure hid a fatal flaw How then can we expect the hideously complex protocols we re using today to be well enough understood that they can be safely weakened Meanwhile Matthew Green uses the recent Juniper exploit to explain what happens when you introduce backdoors Even though this was presumably not the work of the NSA the attacker neatly repurposed the NSA s infrastructure for their own backdoor Expect more of the same if the FBI gets its way This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Security Bookmark the permalink Macro Workshop Org Ref Update 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4815 (2016-04-25)
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  • November | 2015 | Irreal | Page 2
    appears united in their belief that this is a good thing and that Wiegley will be a great maintainer As you d expect Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Haskell 1 Comment PDF Tools for Emacs Posted on November 16 2015 by jcs Over at Thoughts on Code and History Matt Price has a nice post on Note Taking with PDF Tools and Emacs PDF Tools is a replacement for DocView but with extended capabilities Rather than build the PDF image in the Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode 1 Comment Capture Web Pages as an Org Structure Posted on November 15 2015 by jcs The other day I wrote about using lynx to capture a Web page as text Later No Thanks had another better suggestion arghwhy Nice fetch HTML into its OrgMode structure not just text Thanks Mike Sample mikesample November 12 Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Leave a comment Who Could Have Imagined Posted on November 14 2015 by jcs this would happen Posted in General Tagged Privacy Leave a comment The Publishing Workflow for ProGit v 2 Posted on November 13 2015 by jcs As most of you know I m fascinated by publishing workflows These days my preferred scheme is write in Emacs Org mode and export to whatever final format I need This strikes me as ideal Not everyone agrees of course Scott Chacon one Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Publishing Leave a comment Org Ellipsis Posted on November 12 2015 by jcs It s a bit silly I suppose but I really like this It really does make things less cluttered Posted in General Tagged Emacs Org mode Leave a comment Capturing Links with org protocol Posted on November 11 2015 by jcs A year

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201511&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • The First Rule for Using Org | Irreal
    impressed Being new and ignorant and unaware of Carsten s advice I jumped right in and duplicated much of Bernt s configuration The result was that my agenda configuration was perfect for Bernt s work flow but not for mine As a result I made almost no use of the agenda capabilities of Org Years later I realized that I could perform many of the tasks I was doing manually by defining some capture templates and custom agenda reports so I threw out the unused templates and reports and started over adding just the ones my workflow required The result was a huge increase in my productivity and the ability to find old items easily Many of these templates and reports are concerned with managing Irreal and are still evolving As I find ways of automating tasks or making it easier to track blog post ideas I add a template or report to my configuration Likewise when I find I m no longer using part of the configuration I get rid of it That s the point don t worry about adding a template or report until you need it Adjust your configuration to your workflow not the other way around This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink Smartphone Scolds SBCL 1 3 1 Released Grant Rettke This approach is also a remedy to anxiety over reading all of the Org Mode documentation The Org Mode documentation serves you better by doing what you want and when the desire arises doing some research For example I never use the agenda Eventually I added states to my headings via keywords After a year or two this worked so well that I had a lot of headings in their done state I wanted to retire

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4758 (2016-04-25)
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