Refactoring an Emacs theme

I’m gradually working on a custom theme for emacs, and I wanted to make it easier to update and read. (It’s not quite ready to share, but I look forward to doing just that when it is.) Surprising no-one, the theme format on emacs is not incredibly … “clean.” It’s basically a command that passes… Continue reading Refactoring an Emacs theme

Org-mode: Indirect Buffer, Narrowing to tree

Here’s a really quick Emacs Org-mode tip that I find extremely useful. In your config add the following two lines: (setq org-indirect-buffer-display ‘new-frame) (setq org-src-window-setup ‘other-frame) (Or just run it in your scratch buffer to try it out for your current session.) The first line sets the org-indirect-buffer-display variable to new-frame. Now when you call… Continue reading Org-mode: Indirect Buffer, Narrowing to tree

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Emacs and Org-mode

Well this is odd. I’ve returned to a text editor I was introduced to in university, but wasn’t really taken with until just recently. The editor is Emacs and the reason is org-mode. Apparently, my story is not all that uncommon and org-mode (with evil mode) has even converted many Vim users. Emacs has been… Continue reading Emacs and Org-mode

Script: Wireless Strength Polling/Logging/Graphing

Initially, I wrote this script to give me frequent feedback on the signal strength. This is useful when adjusting antennas to that sweet spot that give stronger signals; especially if you’re testing some homemade tinfoil parabolic reflectors! 😉 If you have a portable wireless device, like a netbook, you can ssh into your (wireless) desktop… Continue reading Script: Wireless Strength Polling/Logging/Graphing

Theme updates

Made some adjustments to my blog theme. search box graphic and placeholder text added jetpack subscriptions module and some css to handle it gave page a max width so it doesn’t look ridiculous on wide screen monitors. sidebar: removed dotted borders added white space, toned down colours – reduced noise Removed grey post-meta-content (categories, tags)… Continue reading Theme updates


After hurting my shoulder, I had to take a 2 month break from culinary school. Hopefully, I’m fit for the kitchen again, because I go back to school tomorrow. Better start doing more cooking! Last night, I had company coming that I knew liked dessert. There wasn’t going to be many of us, so I… Continue reading Dessert

Gedit 3.2 GDP Completions on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Curiosity gets the best of me sometimes. Okay, most of the time. Did you know GNOME’s text editor, gedit, has a plethora of extensions which can basically transform it into an IDE? Something I’ve always wanted is intellisense-style autocompletion. The closest thing I’ve found for gedit is GDP Completions Plugin in the gedit-developer-plugins package in… Continue reading Gedit 3.2 GDP Completions on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

Back to School with Cheesecake

Recently, I’ve been busy for a variety of reasons. The most significant reason? I’ve gone back to school! 😮 Shocking, I know. But it’s probably not what you expect. Since April 11th, I’ve been going to culinary school in downtown Vancouver. It’s an 11 block program (each block consists of 4 weeks, so… 44 weeks)… Continue reading Back to School with Cheesecake