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Monthly Archives: February 2012
Either I’m missing something, or there is a huge hole in the video hosting ecosystem waiting to be filled. I want a video hosting service with the following features: I can upload a video in any common format and it … Continue reading
Emacs makes it very easy to split your workspace into panes of arbitrary size and shape. But out of the box it doesn’t make navigating the panes with only the keyboard very convenient. In this quick screencast I enable “windmove”, … Continue reading
An update on the site intrusion which took out this blog for several days, and the steps I’ve taken to repair the damage and prevent future attacks. Continue reading
So in a month’s time I’m headed to Wroclaw, Poland for wroc_love.rb. This is the first time I’ve traveled overseas in almost two decades, so anything I ever knew about international travel I’ve forgotten. (Canada doesn’t really count as international … Continue reading
In which I demonstrate how to use Emacs to edit a directory tree just like you’d edit an ordinary file. Continue reading
A reply to Josh Cheek’s post “Modules called, they want their integrity back”. Continue reading
I was briefly concerned that thread-local variables would not also be Fiber-local, since fibers have their own stack. This would be a problem for any code which uses thread-local variables to delimit a stack context, e.g. to implement dynamically-scoped variables … Continue reading