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  • How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash | Irreal
    to quit Even more annoying is losing data Sacha was having this problem so of course she set out to solve it Her method rests on starting Emacs in daemon mode That keeps things running even if X quits By starting Emacs at boot time all she has to do is connect to the Emacs server with emacsclient c when she logs into X After that everything is just like before but Emacs keeps running even if X dies There s a couple of gotchas so be sure to read Sacha s post for the details She also discusses how to get Emacs to start at boot time which isn t as trivial as one might hope This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Which Key Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola Phil Emacs can of course be agreeably quick to start if you lazy load things sensibly The funny thing is that this start at boot time approach makes a case for not doing that Or rather for detecting when Emacs is being starting in that way and forcibly loading all of your commonly used or slower loading libraries in that case 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5159 (2016-04-25)
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  • Which Key | Irreal
    to installing it from Melpa and giving it a spin Right now I m using the default install without any customization The first thing you notice is that you don t have to specify which keys to pop up help for it gives you a prompt for any key sequence if you don t finish typing it within a second The second thing you notice is that the display is nicer looking than guide key s If things like that matter to you you should take a look at screen shots from which key s GitHub page Notice that you can configure both the placement and the font faces of the pop up I was happy with guide key but I also like which key and will probably leave it installed It seems a bit snappier than guide key but that might just be a matter of the idle delay time If you aren t using either I encourage you to try them out They re perfect for bindings like Ctrl x r which have lots of seldom used completions This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink European Quotation Marks How to Keep Emacs Running Across an X Crash 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5156 (2016-04-25)
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  • Search for Symbol at Point | Irreal
    key sequence Of course Meta s is unintuitive and hard to remember Since I don t use it often it s not worth building a hydra for it instead I use the excellent guide key package to remind me of the proper sequence Again Emacs letting me have it my way Instead of forcing Malabarba and me to use the same work flow Emacs lets us each optimize it to suit our own way of working This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink New save excursion Semantics Taking Notes with Org Mode Kaushal Modi I have made the M s binding intuitive for myself with this explanation M s bindings are related to search directly or indirectly The dot is for symbol at point Just as M s searches for symbol at point M s h highlights all occurrences of the symbol at point In the latter binding of course the h is for highlighting jcs Good nemonic With key guide all I have to remember is the M s which I think of as like C s Kaushal Modi About guide key I believe you meant that have you tried which key jcs No I didn t know about it I just looked at its GitHub page It looks pretty much like guide key but the README says which key started as a rewrite of guide key mode but the feature sets have diverged to a certain extent Obviously since I haven t used it I have no wisdom and which is better Kaushal Modi I d say just try it out it s very likely you won t be disappointed Its extreme customizability and much better looking key hints made it a keeper for me Raimon Grau c w inside isearch moves the

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=4897 (2016-04-25)
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  • European Quotation Marks | Irreal
    varied punctuation marks are Here s an interesting summary of European quotation marks Quotation marks in Europe map pic twitter com xLmmajFHql Andrey Sitnik andreysitnik February 25 2016 This entry was posted in General Bookmark the permalink A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard Which Key Sebastian Christ Most printed books in Germany use just to bring more confusion to the game 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5154 (2016-04-25)
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  • A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard | Irreal
    because it doesn t depend on having a fn key In particular if you re on a Linux or Windows machine Rettke s solution will work for you although you ll need to change the binding for hyper to whatever is appropriate for your architecture If you re an Emacs user and don t already have some key mapped to Hyper you should head on over to Rettke s site and learn how to do it Believe me it will make your life better And you ll get to see Wisdom and Wonder s nifty new theme This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink The Demise of Midrange Computers European Quotation Marks NoonianAtall I found his post a bit hard to follow What I understand is this He s only modifying Emacs s internal settings here It has nothing to do with USB or keyboards or the OS itself It doesn t remap a keyboard keycode to Hyper at the OS or X level It only makes Emacs interpret certain keys differently So this isn t giving you a Hyper key per se it s just making Emacs interpret a key as Hyper rather than its actual keysym This is in contrast to e g using xmodmap to remap a modifier key to Hyper which would apply to all applications I would love to remap my Menu key to Hyper but I am hitting an annoying bug https bugs launchpad net ubuntu source xorg server bug 524774 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5152 (2016-04-25)
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  • A Hyper Key for the Mac | Irreal
    functions while I m in Emacs Sveen replied that if you map fn to hyper it will still work properly when you use it to modify a function key which is where the music controls are So this is a note to all Emacs users working on a Mac Just map fn to hyper and you have the best of both worlds easy access to all the controls living on the function keys and an easy to use hyper key that opens up a bunch of key sequences that you can map to your favorite commands I implemented it by adding setq ns function modifier hyper to my darwin el file which is where all my Mac specific configurations live Thanks to Magnar for setting me straight on this I m already loving having the hyper key in an easy to use place This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Get Rid of the TSA Before They Kill Us Mawking AWK with Lisp Josh Tolle If for whatever reason there are issues with using the built in volume controls while in Emacs you can write some AppleScript to handle your volume and bind keys to call the scripts jcs Good point but happily everything works perfectly after I mapped fn to hyper jney i used to use while on mac is it possible on linux Phil Hudson Anyone got a recipe for mapping a hyper key in X11 using a Mac keyboard without a fn key I run MacPorts X11 build of emacs rather than the standard Mac build in order to keep my usage patterns as similar as possible to what they are in linux and Cygwin Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=1450 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Demise of Midrange Computers | Irreal
    says we have reached a midpoint in that journey Specifically stationary computers basically computers that aren t laptops are evolving into two subspecies large powerful systems for specialized work such as big data manipulation or animation or video processing and small fanless low powered systems that perform duties such as mail servers firewalls and DNS servers The small systems are a win because they re quiet and don t draw much power They re perfect for the types of small networks that many of us maintain at home I used to hand build tower PCs to handle the mail firewall DNS chores but sometimes it felt like I was in the middle of a wind storm when I sat in my office Having small quiet machines do these chores mean you can work in relative silence I ll definitely be looking into following ESR s lead in moving to these small quiet systems If you have a story to share about using such systems or if you have some recommendations on particular systems leave a comment I m sure all of us would be interested This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink Fingerprint Sensors Really Do Improve Security A Hyper Key on Any USB Keyboard 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=5150 (2016-04-25)
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  • Tech | Irreal
    File Posted on February 5 2016 by jcs If you re like most people you access your files by navigating down the directory structure to them That s not the only possibility though You could also use one of the search engines built into your operating system If you can t Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Tech Leave a comment Praising the Command Line Posted on January 31 2016 by jcs Stephan Ramsay has an interesting series of posts in which he takes the retro position that the command line is superior to a GUI Even more radically in the current milieu he argues that the average user the ever popular man Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Tech 1 Comment Learn From Your Tools Posted on January 6 2016 by jcs N0v0id Karl Voit mentioned my post Learning the Right Tools and made an excellent point If you want to be a good engineer learn from the best tools https t co lDkkOk7En6 Emacs vim PIM n0v0id n0v0id January 2 2016 One of the Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Tech Leave a 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

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