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Category Archives: Tools
After compilation completes it’s time to give the new Emacs a shot: $ src/emacs It starts up successfully, and makes a valiant attempt to load my existing Emacs configuration. I notice some warnings about missing Gtk3 modules in the output: … Continue reading
I’ve been getting the urge to do a full Emacs reboot lately. Inspired partly by the interesting things going on in Emacs 24, I’ve been wanting to rebuild my whole working Emacs working environment–evolved over the course of years–throw away … Continue reading
Back in September I made the assertion that every programmer should be familiar with an editor that can record keyboard macros, even if it’s not the only editor they use. The other day I recorded a little video demonstrating why … Continue reading
Dan Mayer asked about my experience with SpiderOak backup. I realized if I was going to type up my thoughts I might as well post them where others could benefit from them as well. SpiderOak is a cloud-based backup, file … Continue reading
The Pencil Project’s unique mission is to build a free and opensource tool for making diagrams and GUI prototyping that everyone can use. via Home – Pencil Project.