Archive for September, 2009

Butterfly mode actually included with Emacs v23…

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Real Programmers

Fortunately the command has been shorted to M-x butterfly.

Lord of the Emacs

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Obviously I have to post this.

Knuth’s Tex for the Math-kings of sigma, and pi,
Unix vim for the Server-lords with their O’Reilly tomes,
Word for Mortal Men doomed to die,
Emacs from the Bearded One on his Gnu throne,
In the land of Stallman where free software lies.
One Emacs to rule them all. One Emacs to find them,
One Emacs to take commands and to the keystrokes bind them,
In the land of Stallman, where free software lies.

— Raffael Cavallaro, gnu.emacs.help

In a similar literary vein: Emacs Haiku. To laugh with these is to weep for what you have become.

The Very Definition of Profanity

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Discovered this in WebPurify‘s FAQ while reviewing profanity filters for Tikatok.

Q. How do you handle words that may or may not be profane, depending on the usage? (i.e Vice President Dick Cheney)
A. We are currently developing a method that will enable you to choose if you want WebPurify to eliminate such words. It currently does not.

Need.  This.  Feature.

Personal Finanance Awesomeness Ends: Intuit Acquires Mint

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Intuit, makers of some the most clumsy and reviled software on the planet, have acquired Mint.com for 140 million smackaroonies, thereby dooming the reigning champion of online personal finance to a future of mediocrity.

Back to spreadsheets for me.