Xah Emacs Blog Archive 2014-11

on reddit, “computer keyboard design flaws”: http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/2mz5ex/xah_lee_on_computer_keyboard_design_flaws/

Emacs: Font Setup

ergoemacs thanks Drake Sobania 2014-11-20

made our day.

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Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro JP, with customized keycaps. (photo by Rick Cogley At https://plus.google.com/+RickCogley/posts/ZeLsRgiypjG. used with permission)

see The Idiocy of Happy Hacking Keyboard

does Rich Hickey uses emacs? am unhappy with current #clojure mode, and its not written by him.

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“In a cloud, bones of steel.” (photo by Luis Fernandes. https://plus.google.com/112932121740612610785/posts/iG2dJK9su6W)

history of GNU Emacs Logo

Emacs: Search Text in Directory (added screenshots)

show/edit zip file content in emacs

there's a patch for opening zip files in emacs. When opening a zip archive of a single file, emacs now can display its content (and you can edit it)

See: bug#1702: [PATCH]: feature request: correctly display single file zip archive at

It's going to be in emacs 25.x. Thanks to Matthew Leach for the patch.

Elisp: Multi-Pair String Replacement with Report (updated. Removed lib dependency.)

latest and greatest. Logitech G502 Proteus Gaming Mouse.

All programers should use a gaming mouse. See Why You Need 9 Buttons Mouse?, and Logitech Mouse with Spin Wheel.

some powerful coders in emacs community who also contributed to clojure.

Phil Hagelberg. http://technomancy.us/https://twitter.com/technomancyhttps://github.com/technomancy

Steve Purcell http://www.sanityinc.com/https://twitter.com/sanityinchttps://github.com/purcell

Bozhidar Batsov http://batsov.com/https://twitter.com/bbatsovhttps://github.com/bbatsov

John Wiegley (haskell) http://newartisans.com/https://twitter.com/jwiegleyhttps://github.com/jwiegley

to this list i must also add:

Christopher Wellons http://nullprogram.com/https://github.com/skeeto

but am not sure if Christopher does Clojure or Haskell.

this is just a list of people that comes to my mind at the moment. There are a lot great coders.

note also, these people are open source contributors, and they also blog. So, they are well-known. There are also lot great coders who code prorietary software and don't talk much. That is rather the norm. (e.g. many startups are like that) Only small percent of coders actually write blog.

comment at https://plus.google.com/113859563190964307534/posts/CM35uJdDH9u

Clojure is the king of lisp.

new: Emacs: Run Interactive Clojure Shell/REPL in Emacs: cider

This is useful for refactoring. Elisp: Refactoring, Move Code to Files (updated. major rewrite)

Steam Punk Keyboard

Elisp: Command to Change Earth-Coordinate to Google Map Link

20 min job, and i have: Emacs: Xah Clojure Mode. it's basically a copy of Emacs: Xah Emacs Lisp Mode with language keywords swapped in. Not yet good for public use, but i use it now. I'll hack it as i go. I just started with Clojure.

by the way, clojure is a superbly beautiful language, and used by industry, unlike some other lisps that live in fairy tales or tail recursion in a desert.

subscribe Xah's Programing Blog for my clojure travelogue.

accidentally M-x ethio-modify-vowel, thx to ido.

comment at https://plus.google.com/113859563190964307534/posts/bKC3R3b4Lm2

emacs and vi: Science of Command Efficiency

emacs bookmark, when using bookmark-jumpCtrl+x r b】 you can use * for wildcard. For example: *today will match todo today. Updated: Emacs: Bookmark

Richard Stallman, High-tech Prankster (repost. Added info.)

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