Comitting From the Bottom Up

My blog reading eyes/ears tend to perk up when I see someone writing about git as this piece of software fascinates me in a potentially unhealthy sort of way. I read a post the other day that talked a bunch about git, and centralized SCM tools like SVN and CVS, as well as the other distributed SCM bazaar. If that last sentence was greek to you, don't worry, I'm heading into a pretty general discussion.…

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org-mode snippets

I promised that I'd post some of the stuff from my .emacs file that makes my org-mode system work. Here we are. There are some basic settings that I use on all major modes that I use in emacs. Basically, I want to attach the spell checker (the minor modes, flyspell-mode and auto-fill-mode). These lines do this: (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'turn-on-auto-fill) (add-hook 'org-mode-hook 'flyspell-mode) I also, attached ".org" as the file extension to org-mode.…

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One True System

So I've been posting about cyborg systems on tychoish, about the informal logical systems we use to interface our lives/reality/thoughts/work into digital systems to organize what we accomplish with our computers. It's a topic of some interesting to me, and I'm going to provide a simple piece of advice in this post: Try your damnedest to only use one system. For as much of your data as you possibly can.…

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Mobile Technology 2.0

In the last six months or year (or two years) I've written a lot here, about technology open source software and related topics. In a way this was a new thing for me. I majored in Women's Studies and Psychology in college. I wrote about gender and queerness, and knitting for many years. My big thing (or one of them, at any rate) is science fiction literarture, where I'm interested in very historical/"soft" sub genres.…

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Dual Head Setup

Before I made the switch to linux, my only computer was a single macbook. Great machine, and in addition to not being able to (really) use Awesome, I was pretty frustrated by the lack of screen space. I was (and do) need to filter through lots of different kinds of documents and I felt like I was spending half my time sorting through any of the several dozen (!) windows that I kept open.…

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org system

The last time I talked about org-mode, I covered a number of my "beginner mistakes,", this time I think it'd be a bit more productive to explain how I'm actually using org-mode. For those of you playing at home this is one of those systems I talked about. I'm going to try and avoid including bits of code/lisp in this post, as I don't want to confuse "what I'm doing," with "how I'm doing it.…

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cat update

I've not posted very much about the cats in a week, and I want to remedy this. As you probably know I got two kittens at the end of May. I'd been vaguely looking for cats for a while, what with "reality" setting in around me. A friend adopted a cat who had a litter of kittens somewhat unexpectedly, and I said that I would take one. Well turns out that there was a remaining kitten that had been unclaimed, and my family has generally enjoyed getting kittens in sets before.…

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