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  • Variadic Comparisons in Emacs Lisp | Irreal
    c do this else do that or when a b c You can still express those comparisons of course but you have to connect two or more two argument comparisons with and Now as Bozhidar Batsov points out that s about to change Emacs 24 4 will support variadic comparisons That s not a huge change but it does bring Elisp in line with other Lisps and makes it easier to express complex comparisons concisely and clearly As I wrote before I m really impressed with this release and looking forward to its availability This entry was posted in Programming and tagged Emacs Bookmark the permalink Cory Doctorow on the Politics of Copyright Emacs Focus Hooks Tamas Papp I have always found variadic a bit weird eg with the semantics as in CL I guess that is because all other relations are transitive and thus a variadic extension is straightforward while isn t Bozhidar Batsov s post does not mention so I am wondering if it will be extended in Emacs too I am not for or against it just curious 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2571 (2016-04-25)
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  • Cory Doctorow on the Politics of Copyright | Irreal
    as we start talking about media people think it all makes sense The video is about 17 minutes long but well worth your time Watching it made me angry at how stupidly we re behaving and that no one can see that the purpose of copyright as currently applied is the preservation of the business models of a few large conglomerates It s shameful really This entry was posted in General and tagged Copyright Bookmark the permalink Tutorial on Using Org Mode to Write Papers Variadic Comparisons in Emacs Lisp Tom Thanks for surfacing this it was a great interview 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=2569 (2016-04-25)
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  • Copyright | Irreal
    his series on copyright and its abuses This time he examines the common notion that without copyright artists wouldn t get paid and would therefore stop producing their art That s a powerful argument and Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Copyright 3 Comments Cory Doctorow on the Politics of Copyright Posted on March 23 2014 by jcs Cory Doctorow appears in an interesting video where he discusses the politics of copyright and how our current policies just don t make any sense He repeatedly applies those policies to other areas where everyone can see how ridiculous they are Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Copyright 1 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?tag=copyright (2016-04-25)
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  • February | 2014 | Irreal | Page 2
    a comment 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 for you to follow you Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Git Leave a comment Nanopass Compilers Posted on February 13 2014 by jcs For the 2013 Clojure Conj Andy Keep gave a great talk on nanopass compilers The idea is that rather than having the normal 2 3 or 4 passes in a compiler you have several passes each of which does one Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Lisp Scheme Leave a comment Lisp Debugging with Slime Posted on February 12 2014 by jcs Rainer Joswig has a nice video up demonstrating how to debug Lisp with Slime In a sense there s nothing new here most Slime users are pretty much aware of the facilities that he uses Nevertheless it s very useful to see Continue reading Posted in Programming Tagged Common lisp Emacs Lisp Leave a comment The Hypocrisy of Governments Posted on February 11 2014 by jcs Governments all over the world are sparing no effort to discover and prosecute members of Anonymous It only makes sense After all they do patently illegal things like launching DOS attacks against sites they don t like or have a grievance Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Privacy Leave a comment State of the Irreal Site Posted on February 10 2014 by jcs I think I have finally ironed out all the problems with Irreal Ironically the latest snafu held the key to resolving all the other problems WordPress now automatically updates minor versions and although they notify

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?m=201402&paged=2 (2016-04-25)
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  • Git Stash | Irreal
    and work on something else in the current branch The post covers how to manipulate the stash It turns out that it s remarkably flexible If you re an Emacs Magit user the stash is usable from the magit status buffer If you re a git user and especially if you re a Magit user you should check this post out It will make your life and work flow easier This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Git Bookmark the permalink Variable Pitch Mode Keys to the Internet Phil Also note that a few days ago the ever industrious tarsius closed an old magit support request for supporting git stash patch which is absolutely brilliant news I ve not yet tried it it s committed to the next branch but as a heavy user of the git stash I am extremely happy about this news In short you should be able to use magit s normal un staging mechanisms to select exactly what you wish to stash instead of the all or nothing behaviour magit has had until now Xah Lee thanks jon I ve never used stash before Now i will great simple tutorial 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2514 (2016-04-25)
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  • Variable Pitch Mode | Irreal
    disagree and find it helpful Being Emacs you can have it your way and even try it out at no cost If you don t like it just turn it off and your buffer goes back to displaying normally If you do like it you can set a hook function to turn it on for text or Org or whatever If you want more control you can use the mode line If you haven t seen this before just call variable pitch mode to see what it looks like Calling variable pitch mode again will turn it off Afterthought On the other hand if you do turn on variable pitch mode maybe the government won t think you re a cybercriminal like Manning Snowden and Assange This entry was posted in General and tagged Emacs Org mode Bookmark the permalink Open Space Offices Again Git Stash Joost I actually use this a lot in my text markdown and even LaTeX buffers using AUCTeX its excellent TeX fold mode and preview latex it actually does approach WYSIWYG but I also prefer a bar cursor when I use variable pitch mode So I wrote a little minor mode for it define minor mode jk variable pitch mode Variable pitch mode with a bar cursor init value nil lighter nil global nil cond jk variable pitch mode variable pitch mode 1 setq cursor type bar not jk variable pitch mode variable pitch mode 1 setq cursor type box Marcin Borkowski I m very much afraid that the current trend is that the governments 1 think you re a criminal anyway cyber or not 2 treat you like a criminal anyway and 3 introduce laws so that you actually are a criminal it s quite handy for any govt if they can convict just

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2510 (2016-04-25)
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  • Open Space Offices (Again) | Irreal
    post because he crunches the numbers to show that it doesn t make economic sense That s significant because the only honest excuse for having an open space office is that it s cheaper Except that it s not Not when you factor in loss of productivity It turns out that it s not even close Nathan originally estimated office space at 36 ft 2 month and made a strong case against open space offices It turns out though that it s actually 36 ft 2 year which makes his case stronger by a factor of 12 One can argue about Nathan s estimated loss of productivity but not I think convincingly Those of us who actually do development know the truth of this cartoon about the cost of interrupting a programmer If you re running a development shop and care about getting things done be sure to read Nathan s post If you re a developer suffering under an open plan office regime you should read it too Perhaps it will give you some ammunition This entry was posted in General and tagged Stupidity Bookmark the permalink 1000 Variable Pitch Mode 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

    Original URL path: http://irreal.org/blog/?p=2508 (2016-04-25)
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  • Stupidity | Irreal
    February 15 2014 by jcs A little while ago I wrote about mathematical literacy and disturbing indications of a lack of it in American life Now there s evidence of American s scientific illiteracy as well The National Science Foundation recently polled 2 200 people on some basic Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Stupidity Leave a comment Keeping the French Safe From Terror Posted on August 25 2013 by jcs Rick Fallvinge has a jaw droppingly funny or sad depending on your point of view story about French efforts to stop terror His story is at the expense of the French but really I m sure no country is immune to Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Stupidity Leave a comment Credit Card Numbers and Lazy Programmers Posted on July 24 2013 by jcs Ben over at Brush Technology has a splendid rant on something that I ve written about before on my old blog Why in 2013 are we still suffering Websites that refuse to accept spaces in credit card numbers There really is Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Stupidity Leave a comment The Hipsters and the Designer Posted on June 20 2013 by jcs Editorial note I wrote this a few weeks ago before WWDC but didn t publish it because it seemed a bit ranty Now Apple has revealed iOS 7 and its icons and the hipsters are still yak yak yaking about them Continue reading Posted in General Tagged Stupidity Leave a comment Big Media and the User Experience Posted on March 13 2013 by jcs Those of you who have been around Irreal for a while know that one of my favorite comics from The Oatmeal deals with what happens when an otherwise honest person tries to buy a video of Game of

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