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  • Map Reduce Explained | Irreal
    However many people without a Lisp background find the ideas difficult to understand Fortunately if you fall into this group Mathieu Blondel has you covered fdevillamil Genius RT mblondel ml Map reduce explained in one picture http t co CPgRUfnulZ pic twitter com a68QdlHd61 Kenji Obata virtualkenji August 8 2014 This entry was posted in General and tagged Tech Bookmark the permalink The Editor of a Lifetime PGP Problems 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2903 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Editor of a Lifetime | Irreal
    why anyone would keep using it for more than 3 decades There are many answers to that of course and Metzger talks about several of them but the main reason is that Emacs excels at the thing programmers writers and others whose jobs mainly involve working with text do the most edit text He says that a modest effort in becoming proficient in Emacs pays daily dividends in time saved editing text The talk is not all cheerleading though Metzger talks about the shortcomings of Emacs and what we can do to address them These include better email support CALDAV and CARDDAV integration improvements to the extensions language threads HTML and PDF display and others Metzger is an interesting guy I remember reading his blog years ago before he abandoned it and his talk is well worth watching The video is 68 minutes so plan accordingly Update There s an interesting discussion of the talk at the Google Emacs Community Metzger expands on his discussion of Email and Web page rendering so it s definitely worth a look if you liked the talk This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Dress Codes Map Reduce Explained 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=2901 (2016-04-25)
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  • July | 2014 | Irreal | Page 2
    a comment Programming Silliness Posted on July 17 2014 by jcs The other day I saw this post Although I m not interested in Java I was struck by the magic number CAFEBABE that marked the beginning of the structure That got me wondering how many words can be made with the Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Tools 3 Comments SBCL 1 2 1 and Slime Posted on July 16 2014 by jcs A couple of weeks ago SBCL 1 2 1 came out and as I reported at the time although it compiled and installed correctly there was a problem with Slime The 1 2 1 SBCL release changed some internals that Slime relied on and Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Common lisp Quicklisp Slime Leave a comment Résumés with Markdown or Org mode Posted on July 15 2014 by jcs Continuing with our theme of using Emacs for writing rather than coding Mark Szepieniec and Christophe Marie Duquesne have a couple of nice posts about writing your résumé in Markdown and then exporting it to the desired format with Pandoc There s Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs 3 Comments Creative Writing with Emacs Posted on July 14 2014 by jcs Like many most Emacs users I do all my writing with Emacs This mostly involves Org mode but even when it doesn t I m still in some sort of Emacs buffer I just came across this old Stack Exchange post asking about Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs 8 Comments Xah s JavaScript Tutorial Posted on July 13 2014 by jcs Many of us have benefited from Xah Lee s Emacs Lisp tutorial I found it very useful for learning the Elisp library and idioms Now Lee has put together a JavaScript

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201407&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • DWIM Narrowing | Irreal
    and improved it a bit His best idea though was to add it to his toggle map Now for almost all uses of narrowing a single easy to remember key sequence will do what he wants That means he no longer has to remember all the different narrowing calls and their key sequences he just has to type Ctrl x t n and the desired narrowing takes place I ll definitely be adding his implementation to my version of the toggle map This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink SBCL 1 2 2 Programmers Fonts 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=2848 (2016-04-25)
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  • SBCL 1.2.2 | Irreal
    the developers have been working on for some time The package just keeps getting better and better As always the system compiled and ran the tests without problems on my OS X 10 9 4 systems As I say every month if you re looking for an excellent Common Lisp package that is under continuous development you should definitely try out SBCL It s an outstanding package This entry was posted in Programming and tagged Common lisp Bookmark the permalink Emacs Autoloads DWIM Narrowing 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2846 (2016-04-25)
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  • Emacs Autoloads | Irreal
    writing packages you will need to understand how autoloads work and when to use them Wiesner s post gives you all the information you need Definitely worth a read even if you re not writing your own packages This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink git timemachine SBCL 1 2 2 aaron The example code from Steve Purcell looked familiar to me I think I added it to the EmacsWiki page here aaron Apparently wrapping URLs in angle brackets didn t work http www emacswiki org emacs ZapUpToChar 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2844 (2016-04-25)
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  • git-timemachine | Irreal
    on a file you can scroll through all the versions of the file in git This isn t the commit records but the actual file you get the ultimate in context If you often or even sometimes find yourself looking at older version of a file you should take a look at this package It s easy to load and try out with ELPA You don t even need to adjust your emcas or init el just load the package and start using it If you decide you don t like it just uninstall it It s definitely worth a look This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Git Bookmark the permalink News on the Jewel v NSA Case Emacs Autoloads Phil I saw that too and it does what it says on the box but didn t feel it was terribly useful to me Still it s good to know it s there if I ever realise I do have a use for it I m more likely to want to browse the commit log for a file with C x v l from where I can check the diff from a commit with d for the changes to the current file only or D for the changes to all affected files and if I do want to view the complete file from that revision I can do that with f 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2842 (2016-04-25)
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  • Git | Irreal
    Comment Automating Git Bisect Posted on July 7 2014 by jcs I ve written a couple of times about Git bisect It s a way of finding the commit that introduced an error It works by essentially doing a binary search on the commit history Now Curtis Poe over at Ovid shows us Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs Git Magit Leave a comment Git Flow Posted on March 17 2014 by jcs Recently I ve seen a lot of articles about git flow but it was sort of hard to understand exactly how to integrate into your work flow Happily Kevin Basarab has come to the rescue with a video that shows you how Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs Git Leave a comment Git Stash Posted on February 28 2014 by jcs Over at softwarecave there s a nice post on using git stash In git the stash is basically a stack on which you can push your current changes while you so something else Maybe you want to change branches without committing Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Git 2 Comments Resolving Git Merge Conflicts with Ediff Posted on February 17 2014 by jcs Leonardo Etcheverry has an excellent short post on how to resolve merge conflicts with Magit and ediff For various reasons I don t often encounter merge conflicts so I always struggle with getting them resolved Etcheverry s post shows how easy this Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Emacs Git 2 Comments Git Bisect Tutorial Posted on February 14 2014 by jcs Back in December I wrote about Randy Fay s screencast on Git bisect Now Matt Honeycutt has posted his own tutorial It s in the form of a blog post so if Fay s video moved too quickly

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