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

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

DIY Wireless Booster

To access the Internet on my desktop computer, I must use wireless. Unfortunately, it’s about as far away from the access point as possible: opposite corners of the house and different floors. And the wireless card I’ve got in my desktop is a little old and pretty cheap. Basically, I’ve had to battle with a… Continue reading DIY Wireless Booster

Canadian Income Tax 2009

If you have any trouble understanding how income tax works or is calculated, play around on this webpage and see if it helps you. (It probably won’t, but you might have fun not learning anything!) It lets you dynamically compare different income taxes within Canada using a pretty graph and it lets you calculate your… Continue reading Canadian Income Tax 2009

File List Applet – now with more autotools!

I decided that before I did any more work on the applet, I would improve its installation process to make it easier for people to try it out. So, the process to get and build the source now looks like this: Download Browse source here. Download the source: bzr branch Install Install dependencies (Ubuntu… Continue reading File List Applet – now with more autotools!