Dennis Prager is a Filthy Liar

Dennis Prager of “Prager U” is now showing a creationist video on his channel with Stephen Meyer from The Discovery “Institute” - I apologize for all of the quotes, but these are not actually real organizations which should be taken credibly in any way whatsoever. The Discovery “Institute” is no more an actual “Institute” than my garage is an “Institute” where they develop new ideas about physics, nor is “Prager U” a real University.

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Dropbox Stops Symlinks

Dropbox sent me an email two days ago informing me that they no longer support symlink syncing outside of Dropbox. Basically, backing up dotfiles to dropbox is out of the question now, unless you’re going to place all your dotfiles in the dropbox folder and symlink back to it - which I’m not going to do. Seeing as I also use Github for backing up my dotfiles, it isn’t that big of a deal, but I’m not going to keep using Dropbox if it no longer does what I really need it to do.

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LinkedIn is Horrible

Me, from Twitter, a few moments ago, and I stand by it: People complain about @facebook - bad enough, I'll grant you. But I apparently have to now fix up my @LinkedIn profile for some VCs before a meeting next week. Is there a worse interface and more spam-laden, crap-filled place than @LinkedIn online? I wonder. How I loathe it. — Nathaniel Harari (@natharari) November 7, 2019 LinkedIn is such a crappy website.

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The Land of Confusion

I grew up with this in my teenage years, and I forgot just how good both the song and video are: Yep, that’s all for an update. Enjoy.

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The Whistle-Blower Complaint and a Betrayal

The Maddow Blog has linked a professional audio-book reading from Penguin Books of the Whistle-Blower complaint against the Trump Administration for those who don’t have the time to read the actual nine page document. Click here to listen to it. I’m still convinced, I think like most people, that it doesn’t matter what is discovered in one sense because the Republicans will never, ever, vote to remove this President in the Senate no matter what he has done, or does - up to, and including, murdering somebody in full view of the world press on the White House lawn.

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The Many Worlds Theory

Sean Carroll has been touting his new book in the media and on his podcast (and if you’re not familiar, you should be), and interviewing people related to the subject recently to try to explain the intricacies of Quantum Mechanics, such as the great Leonard Susskind (which is a wonderful podcast you should listen to). And because it is Sean Caroll backing the many worlds theory, it’s not being thrown under the bus so easily this time - because he’s taking the actual physics seriously enough to accept the consequences of what it means and not just ignoring the parts we may find “uncomfortable”.

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Spacemacs and Elfeed - Update

A wonderful update to the whole Elfeed problem in Spacemacs provided by duianto over on the Spacemacs Gitter chat is this: The problem was caused by the elfeed-goodies package and the following code eliminates all of the additions to the Spacemacs layer, making Elfeed into the default layer with the Spacemacs keybindings. Change elfeed-goodies to: (elfeed-goodies :toggle elfeed-want-goodies) Then: (elfeed :variables elfeed-want-goodies nil) Added to the layer config.

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Spacemacs and Elfeed

I’ve recently re-installed Spacemacs because I’ve missed the Vim editing style quite a lot. Unfortunately, it has given me a lot of trouble getting it to the point of being configured the way that I want it to be configured - as in, the way I have my emacs configured. You’d think that wouldn’t be such a problem, but it can be. Spacemacs layers are pre-configured and sometimes they are quite a hassle to edit if you don’t know lisp.

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Hugo Export from Spacemacs.

This is just a test.

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Neotree

Customising your emacs is the number one thing which makes it interesting, and you can spend hours fiddling with everything. Recently, I’ve had to delve into two courses for ReactJS and React Native. Of course, nobody teaches a course using Emacs - they usually go the Atom, Microsoft Visual Studio, or other “popular” editor routes (don’t want to terrify the newbies with more words on the screen than they can handle, after all).

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