You know; blogging is a lot like gardening. Some peoples’ blogs have been completely neglected – untended and overgrown with weeds. Mine has become a lot like that. An out-of-date WordPress environment, stale posts overcome with comment spam weeds.
Emacs on my Macbook Pro uses the “alt” key (the one to the left of the “cmd” key) to be the Alt (meta) key when doing things like Alt-Backspace to delete backwards by word. This is quite annoying for me as I naturally try and use the command key for this. To fix this put the following in your .emacs file.
(setq mac-command-modifier 'meta)
The Economist recently had an article on social media’s impact on blogs, especially how sites like Facebook have meant the death of a large number of blogs. I have been thinking recently about this myself. I haven’t posted on my own blog for over 6 months, partly because Facebook’s status updates has fulfilled part of my communication needs. Partly because I’ve been going through a phase of focusing on work and reading, and haven’t been interacting much with my social network.
I do think that blogs have a part in our future – I just think that the people who used blogs as a telephone will move to Facebook, those that used blogs as a form of SMS will move to Twitter, and those that feel the need to expound on a particular topic, and want their missives to have a greater scope and longevity will continue to use blogs.
DEVONthink has the annoying habit of starting up if I try to complete a bit of text in Emacs on my Mac. By default DEVONthink is bound in the “Services” menu to Apple-Slash (Command-Slash). To fix this, open up “/Applications/DEVONthink Pro.app/Contents/Info.plist” in Emacs. Do a search for “NSKeyEquivalent” until you see an entry that looks like this:
Continue reading “DEVONthink and Emacs Completion”
OK, so apparently Rupert believes that although Obama made a very racist comment, Obama is not a racist. This is a reaction to the comment Obama made where he said the police – the ones who arrested the black professor who was trying to break in to his own house after losing his keys- were “acting stupidly”.
Bill Thompson has posted a thoughtful article over at the BBC about the changes that social networking is making to our standards of social interaction. He discusses his own tweeting and live-blogging at conferences, and then talks about the news updates that were tweeted by Tearah Moore during the Fort Hood incident.
I saw this thread on Reddit and thought I’d make a list of my favourite Paraprosdokian expressions.
- “If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a house of cards.”
- “I’d agree with you, but then we’d both be wrong.”
- “I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it.”
We are keen to buy a flat in London. It’s amazing how expensive the places over here are though! It’s quite depressing the compromises that we are forced to make. The cheapest place in Covent Garden we could buy is listed at £300,000 for a 24 square meter studio.