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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Golden Ratio

I just found an incredible package for emacs called Golden Ratio which automatically resizes windows while working in them to be the most convenient size for editing in. It’s remarkably instant and unobtrusive and “just works”, as far as I can see. The things out there that I find for emacs continue to surprise me.

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Going Full Fastmail

I did it. I got a Fastmail account and transferred all my emails from Gmail over to it, as well as tied this DNS email over to it as well. It took a bit of doing and planning because I’m only paying for one user. But as Fastmail gives you something like 600 aliases to play with, you can create as may sub-emails as you like and use rules to redirect into folders and subfolders.

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Conspiracyland

I’ve been listening to Michael Isikoff’s Conspiracyland podcast about the Seth Rich murder and how it spun into the right-wing conspiracy mongering in their deepest desire to try to clear the Russians from any wrongdoing. The reason? So as to clear the President from being a usurper and pretender because, deep down, he knows, and they know, that he is not legitimate. And the people who planted this “theory” in the first place that Seth Rich was murdered by the DNC in the first place?

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Mastodon

I joined Mastodon a few days ago, which is an alternative to Twitter. I really like it so far. It is, of course, incredibly small, but it’s nice. It’s also diverse and spread out. There are different servers acting as different communities, each with standards. There is no hate speech, there are no troublemakers (as each server is run by their own admins with their own rules), and it is decentralized.

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Goodbye Airmail

So, after being one of the first adopters of Airmail, the email app for Mac, and then later iOS, they finally screwed up completely. Around two weeks ago or so, they started to charge for iOS push notifications for email - $19.95/year. Push notifications for email are free on any other email app. Not only that, they did it without a single warning, and they did it with an extremely annoying pop-up screen in the app itself.

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