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Thursday, May 24, 2012

A Couple of Emacs Tips

Getting crushed at work....which makes me even more lazier at this.

First, if you want to run different .emacs based on the version of Emacs,  suggestions are provided here and here with an outline of how to do it.

Second, if you're particular about how and where the Emacs app should start on your screen, here's one way of doing it.

Props to original posters for the answers.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Some funny programming quotes

I'm auditing the CS212 course on udacity and I see this page.  My favourite funny and deadpan ones are.

"It scarcely needs mentioning that, when you have a decorator inside a decorator, it's an interior decorator." -- Neale Morison

On A**N + B**N == C**N and N > 1:
"Now, if you can find a solution for this when N is greater than 2, I want you to let me know." -- Peter Norvig

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ma Gnus v0.5 is released

The traditional May 1st release of Ma Gnus is out.  You can either use git to clone or download the latest release as a zip file. For a list of features implemented, see this post.