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  • How Good We Have It Now | Irreal
    educational price of a Unix license If you re young it s always been that way but some of us remember when it was an impossible dream In 1984 it was still pretty much MSDOS and 3 000 PCs for individual users The Internet was not widely available and Windows was just starting to be available and probably wasn t that useful A few years later everything had changed and anyone who wanted to could have their very own full featured Unix like system These days even non geeks can enjoy all the benefit of Unix nicely hidden behind the Mac OS X GUI We really do have it pretty nice now This entry was posted in General and tagged Technology Bookmark the permalink Snowden Revisited Org ref 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2778 (2016-04-25)
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  • Technology | Irreal
    discusses these prices and some of the license restrictions here Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Technology Leave a comment Tasker Posted on June 26 2013 by jcs As most of you know I live in the Apple ecosystem so I was a bit jealous when I read this post by Ben Simon Simon has an Android phone and therefore has access to the excellent Tasker app One Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Emacs Technology 4 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 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=technology (2016-04-25)
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  • Snowden Revisited | Irreal
    s feckless attempts to get Snowden back from the Russians Those efforts consisted mainly of repeated ineffective pleadings to the Russian government that they send him home Although it was widely recognized within the working group trying to get him back that the best hope of doing so was for Snowden to leave Russia for a third country they effectively foreclosed that possibility by intercepting the Bolivian president s plane based on nothing but hope that he might be on it That step convinced Snowden to stay where he was It s still too early to say how history will judge Snowden but his actions have already affected the playing field In America the House of Representatives have voted overwhelmingly to ban the NSA from inserting backdoors into communication systems a good first step On the other hand in Britain Theresa May is arguing for more surveillance I don t know enough about British politics or any politics for that matter to gauge whether or not that will fly One can only hope not It will be interesting to see where we are a year from now This entry was posted in General and tagged Privacy Bookmark the permalink Documentation on the Lisp Machine How Good We Have It Now 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=2776 (2016-04-25)
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  • Documentation on the Lisp Machine | Irreal
    to imagine that they re the same thing But they re not of course Take the Emacs documentation system for example It s truly a wonder far better than anything other programs offer Write your own function add a docstring and your function is automatically added to the documentation Extraordinarily powerful and wonderfully helpful to the end user it s hard to imagine how it could be significantly improved Hard that is until you see how the Lisp Machine did it I can t begin to describe how extraordinary Concordia the Lisp Machine documentation system was Fortunately I don t have to Rainer Joswig has a wonderful video that shows Concordia in action One of the really nice aspects is how great the authoring system is The system is object oriented and all changes are effective immediately If you like the Lisp Machine aspects of Emacs you won t want to miss this video It s just less than 20 minutes long so you won t need to block out a bunch of time This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Lisp Bookmark the permalink Comments on Older Posts Snowden Revisited 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=2774 (2016-04-25)
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  • Bozhidar Batsov on Emacs | Irreal
    pointing out that although many younger programmers prefer IDEs over text editors the IDEs all suffer from the defect that they re not really good at editing text they make use of the arrow and other auxiliary keys that are death to efficient touch typing and mostly rely on the mouse and menus for their UIs They are in short not optimized for the thing we do the most editing text He remarks that Emacs is what you want it to be a perspicacious remark I think You can configure it to work how you want it to work not how someone else thinks you should want it to work As I ve said so many times this is the result of Emacs wonderful extensibility its provision of a lisp environment that happens to have a lot of functions useful for text editing that you can mold to meet your needs Batsov covers a lot of ground so I ll let you read the post yourself It will be well worth your time I will note that he offers a comparison with Vim and IDEs that strike me as fair and balanced so if you re trying to make up your mind you may find his discussion useful Update Sasha Sacha This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Vincent Foley Bourgon on Emacs Comments on Older Posts 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=2770 (2016-04-25)
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  • Vincent Foley-Bourgon on Emacs | Irreal
    be carried out with dired and remote editing is easy with tramp There s lots more of course and Foley Bourgon covers much of it Finally Foley Bourgon considers Emacs as a development environment and Lisp machine As regular readers know I consider these the most important aspects of Emacs Because you have access to the same tools that the developers of Emacs used you can extend it in any way you want even ways not anticipated by the original developers A consequence of this is that tons of folks have used that ability to extend Emacs in ways that benefit us all Some of those have been folded into Emacs core and others are available as separate packages easily installed with the built in package manager Foley Bourgon s post is interesting even for those already committed to Emacs If you know someone who is curious about Emacs and thinking of trying it out this post may help decide the issue This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Feeling Better Bozhidar Batsov on Emacs Sudhir Khanger Emacs has quite a learning curve and I keep forgetting what I have learned previously Although I still use it instead of Gedit or Kwrite for simple editing needs Tu Sudhir Khanger You don t have to Check my guide to see what Emacs is capable of http tuhdo github io emacs tutor html You keep forgetting because you don t use Emacs built in to help your remember In fact you don t even need to remember that much key bindings if you forget just let Emacs reminds you until you remember it Search for Recent Posts Elisp Summary Emacs for Prose FISA Abandons the Fourth Amendment Again Blogging with Org Mode and Nikola How to Keep

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2768 (2016-04-25)
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  • Sick Leave | Irreal
    push queued up posts to Irreal Rather than go on like that I m taking sick leave for a week or two until I get rid of the bug that s laid me up Sorry for break but I ll be back shortly and continue as usual This entry was posted in Blogging and tagged Administrivia Bookmark the permalink The Email Self Defense Project Feeling Better reader Gute Besserung 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=2764 (2016-04-25)
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  • The Email Self Defense Project | Irreal
    End is a Chrome extension that adds end to end encryption Since Aunt Millie probably uses something like Gmail this may be an easy way to get her using encryption The extension is still being developed and not yet available although they have released the source code but it does bear watching Some commentators have issues with this particular implementation but it does demonstrate what must be done the day to day use has to be transparent or Aunt Millie simply won t use it This entry was posted in General and tagged Security Bookmark the permalink The Last Line Effect Sick Leave groov Hi my comment is the only way I found to ask a question about org2blog I can t figure out how to insert an external link When I do it C c C l org insert link insert my url http www and then call publish my link is prepended with the name of my blog it becomes http my blog wordpress com http www my link I understand this is a feature for filenames and images but I didn t specify it to be a file it s just a normal org link Did you have to do something special to make that work thx groov but when I look into the wordpress editor the link looks good O o if I edit it no way it still gets prepended groov actually it seemed good but was not I had to delete it and do it again 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=2762 (2016-04-25)
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