Some of my Emacs defaults (in .emacs)

(defvar my-dir-root (expand-file-name “~/elisp”)) (set-default-font “-apple-consolas-medium-r-normal–13-0-72-72-m-0-iso10646-1″) ; appending to the elisp load path for our stuff (setq load-path (cons my-dir-root load-path)) ; stop that splash screen (setq inhibit-splash-screen t) ; set the fill column (setq-default fill-column 79) ; set the default tab width (setq-default tab-width 4) ; always show the line number (line-number-mode t) ; […]

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Programming Links for September 27, 2009

Kimberly Blessing: Craftmanship can change the world Tim Bray: On Duct Tape: Slashdot thread Dare Obasanjo: Duct Tape Programmers and the Culture of Complexity in Software Projects Chris Smith: “What To Know Before Debating Type Systems” Making Good Software: “Programmers top 10 sentences” (painfully funny)

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These are connected: Future of Journalism Links and Communication for September 23, 2009

Ethan Zuckerman covered a Clay Shirky talk given at the Shorenstein Center” on journalism today and its future. It’s an absolute must read for media/info/com future thinkers: “Clay Shirky and accountability journalism”. Mark Bowden traces the path a story takes, from political operatives, thru social media, to mainstream news, in the The Atlantic piece“The Story […]

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