This is just a test.
This is just a test.
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).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I just found a wonderful new font called Victor Mono which can be downloaded at https://rubjo.github.io/victor-mono/ which is a partial and beautiful cursive font for programmers. It’s completely free and it appears beautifully designed. I’ve been using monofur for Powerline font myself in emacs, but I might use this one for my terminal in bash or zsh to differentiate and try it out, maybe running gtop or the like. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
This is a fantastic site which I came across yesterday: a free (offering upgrades with expansions) REPL site online with a slew - and I mean a slew - of languages you can run in REPL mode. Repl.it
I finished watching Stranger Things 3 (Yeah, pretty much bing-watched it). It was as fun as I expected. Actually, it was a whole lot better than 1 and 2, I think. I’m not certain if this was deliberately done but the parallels with the Russians, and a corrupt politician selling out America and putting on a big July 4th patriotic display all with underhanded real-estate deals was a pretty obvious pointer to me.