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2020-09-15 15:23 #

One of the delightful and surprising things about Emacs, as you get to know it better, is the depth of customisation which is available. Emacs can be a completely different editor for different people and for different purposes. — Advising Emacs

2020-09-15 15:14 #
2020-09-15 13:36 #

Helping people online is difficult. We expect technical questions and discussions, but everyone involved are just people, so it doesn’t always go smoothly. There’s no way to guarantee a good outcome, but there are things we as helpers can do to improve the interactions. — How to be helpful online

2020-09-15 11:20 #

Comby is a tool for searching and changing code structure.

2020-09-14 20:49 #

Learning about Haskell typing mechanism, talking about Lisp interface to Python. But this is just an excuse to post a screenshot of this lovely Amethyst window manager.

2020-09-14 20:46 #

Going back to Stack Overflow after several years off. I only edited/fixed a dozen posts or so and I’m already exhausted.

2020-09-14 15:43 #

As I was looking for an old blog post by Vincent Zoonekynd, I noticed he’s back to blogging after a 7 year hiatus.

2020-09-14 15:24 #

There exists however one common trait for virtually all of text editors: they are written by and for developers. Consequently, design is generally not the primary concern and the final product does not usually enforce best recommendations in terms of appearance, interface design or even user interaction. The most striking example is certainly the syntax colorization that seems to go against every good de- sign principles in a majority of text editors and the motto guiding design could be summarized by “Let’s add more colors” (using regex). — On the design of text editors