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  • Dired | Irreal
    a subject Kenny Meyer has an interesting screencast on Dired basics that you may enjoy He covers Copying files Deleting files Renaming files Creating Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Dired Emacs Leave a comment Searching For Blog Posts With Dired Posted on August 15 2011 by jcs Here s another nice trick using Dired I sometimes want to make an update to a blog post a few days or even weeks after I published it I have no problem finding the title of the post if I need Continue reading Posted in Blogging Tagged Dired Emacs 3 Comments Some More Emacs Dired Magic Posted on August 12 2011 by jcs In a comment to my post yesterday about A Nice Emacs Dired Command Sue Nymme notes that in addition to t a plain t will also toggle the marks in a Dired buffer That brings up another Dired trick Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Dired Emacs 1 Comment A Nice Emacs Dired Command Posted on August 11 2011 by jcs As I ve mentioned many times I write my blog posts in Emacs and publish them with org2blog After I push the post to WordPress I have a buffer and file with the HTML that I no longer need I used Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Dired Emacs 8 Comments 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=dired (2016-04-25)
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  • The 500 Mile Email Limit | Irreal
    a problem with email recounted by Trey Harris At the time Harris was working as a system administrator at MIT I think and the Chairman of the Statistics Department called saying they had a problem with email When Harris queried him on what the problem was he was told that they couldn t send any emails further than slightly more than 500 miles Harris reaction was pretty much what yours or mine would be he didn t believe it That is until he ran his own tests and discovered it was really happening Before you follow the link and read what was going on try to imagine what the problem was I must admit I sure didn t know when I first read the story It s one of those things that seems impossible until you read the explanation I m glad someone posted the story again I haven t seen it in years and it definitely deserves to be read and enjoyed by geeks everywhere This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink Diceware as a Pipeline Some Dired Tips 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3914 (2016-04-25)
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  • Diceware as a Pipeline | Irreal
    random words from the Diceware list He even shows you how to build your own lists using books from Project Gutenberg If you re on OS X you won t have shuf available so you ll have to install the GNU Coreutils but this is easily done via Homebrew if you don t like compiling your own utilities This is a nice solution and easier than bringing up my Lisp environment for those rare occasions when I want a passphrase This entry was posted in General and tagged Security Bookmark the permalink Working with Customers The 500 Mile Email Limit 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3912 (2016-04-25)
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  • Working with Customers | Irreal
    ve all been there True amyengineer Also found this gem on software development it is a winner pic twitter com r1qkTF2bzq Anna Nachesa ashalynd April 14 2015 This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink Calc Update Diceware as a Pipeline 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/?p=3910 (2016-04-25)
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  • Calc Update | Irreal
    solve them They re really useful for helping to cement some of the functions and techniques in your head I ve already started using Calc in my day to day work Where before I d bring up a Lisp REPL or try to make do with Elisp I now just pop into Calc and perform whatever calculations I need It s nice that I don t have to worry about overflow and things like that The only downside is that I still haven t internalized all the function codes They are generally one or two characters and while some like are obvious others are less so For example VC is the cross product of two vectors and HL is Fortunately there s a cheat sheet that lists the most common commands I m really enjoying working through the tutorial and am learning a lot I ll post another status report when I ve worked through more of the tutorial This entry was posted in General and tagged Calc Emacs Bookmark the permalink Text in Academic Writing Working with Customers abo abo You know what s got consistent naming and the shortest answers on projecteuler J http www jsoftware com help dictionary partsofspeech htm There s a comint adaptation of j console for Emacs as well as an org babel back end jcs Looks interesting So many languages so little time grimnebulin2 Calc is awesome Last week I was looking over a co worker s shoulder as he did some work on his Mac and he needed to divide two large numbers for some reason I watched impatiently as he laboriously located the calculator utility then clicked each of the individual buttons for the digits and operators with his mouse I thought Damn I could have had the answer in literally

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3908 (2016-04-25)
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  • Calc | Irreal
    Calc Emacs 1 Comment A Handy Calc Tip Posted on June 19 2015 by jcs mxavier has a nifty tip for calc Tiny but nice emacs TIL in calc mode y will insert the current calculation into the buffer from which you called calc mode mxavier mxavier June 12 2015 It s hard to put a lot Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Calc Emacs 2 Comments Calc Quick Reference Posted on May 22 2015 by jcs In a comment to one of my posts on calc Sue D Nymme love that handle mentioned that he was working on a quick reference for calc and kindly provided a sneak preview Now he reports that he s ready to Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Calc Emacs 2 Comments Calc Update Posted on April 24 2015 by jcs I ve written before that I ve started learning Calc That last post was after I d worked through the introductory material which is itself quite dense I ve now completed the first three sections of the tutorial covering Basic Tutorial RPN stack algebraic Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Calc Emacs 4 Comments Discovering Calc Posted on April 6 2015 by jcs As some of you know learning more about about calc has been on my TODO list for sometime that s literally true it s in my agenda I last wrote about it just last week I ve finally stopped procrastinating and starting learning calc Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Calc Emacs 9 Comments Yet Another Reason Posted on March 20 2015 by jcs I ve got to learn calc Emacs Calc has probability distribution functions ltp utp but alas no inverses https t co eiIArll7pL Still pretty impressive emacs Barton Yadlowski bmorphism February 28 2015 I keep finding more

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=calc (2016-04-25)
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  • Text in Academic Writing | Irreal
    format but there are fortunately tools that allow this One such effort is the Scholarly Markdown Project It s goal is to allow researchers to write in a slightly extended Markdown and use a port of Pandoc to convert it to other formats such as HTML or Word The Scholarly Markdown Project is still in the alpha stage so some academics are going their own way W Caleb McDaniel is a historian who is using Markdown to produce his books and articles His post lays out his objection to using Word and then goes on to show how he s replaced it with Markdown I like how he s not afraid of the Unix tools and uses them to assemble his documents We ve now reached the stage where anyone who d rather not use Word has other options but can still submit a final product in Word format Emacs users have powerful built in options they can write in Org mode and export to docx format Those who prefer not to use Emacs can write in Markdown using any editor they choose and translate to docx or any other of a number of formats using Pandoc Lots of people don t mind or even prefer Word of course and they re free to continue using it For those who ve had enough of that walled garden and all the problems it brings there are now alternatives Footnotes 1 Yes yes a few scientific journals also require submission in Word format but they are fortunately few in number This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Markdown Org mode Bookmark the permalink Two From Xah Calc Update Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=3905 (2016-04-25)
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  • Markdown | Irreal
    the sciences you have an advantage over your colleagues in the liberal arts you can write in LaTeX using any editor you choose1 Your document is in plain text and can be operated on by Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Markdown Org mode 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

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