Deno I’m following Deno development with great interest, some of which is professional and some, well… I guess it’s the sheer joy of discovering something so neat, yet unsullied by compromise and legacy concerns.

Spring Cleaning Your .emacs.d

A good practice is to ditch your existing .emacs.d/init.el every now and then. Start over with a fresh file and add back the stuff you really need, when you need it.

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Announcing Chicken AMQP

I’ve been hacking a lot of Scheme lately. It’s a wonderful language that actually makes me happy to work in. One of the things I’ve been working on is an AMQP client for Chicken Scheme. Enjoy!

Moving to Linux: some notes

I thought I landed on Regolith for daily use, but the Cinnamon Desktop keeps dragging me back. It’s just so darn neat. I like how sensible most of the defaults are, how snappy the Software Manager is and that I don’t have to jump through a lot of hoops to be able to install FlatPaks. Linux Mint feels like a proper OS; something that’s just not patched toghether from a disparate code bases from across the internet.

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Back to Linux

One day I noticed that my MacBook wouldn’t lay flat on the table. That’s weird. I did some research, and it turned out that my battery was swollen, and I needed to replace my machine ASAP or horrible things would happen.

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Querying MS SQL from Babel

I finally managed to hook up org-babel to an MS SQL server, albeit in a roundabout way. The key is to use the dbi engine and let Perl do the heavy lifting. I’m documenting my work here for posterity.

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Smooth Emacs

This hack by Ivan Kryukov to add smooth buffer transitions is pretty cool.

Ditching GMail

I remember when GMail was cool. If you managed to snag an invite you got a whooping 1GB of storage, which was amazing for its time, and it pretty much solved the spam problem once and for all. Google was a different company back then, and could seemingly do no wrong.

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