March 18, 2003

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twig is wonderful!

I’ll use twig for the webmail interface. We’re almost good to go!

horde2 giving me trouble

I have no idea why the login refuses to do anything. It just sits
there. Perhaps it’s because it’s trying to do a plaintext login? I’ve
confirmed that Cyrus IMAPd works…

consider PlannerMode to XML

Some thoughts have been added to the PlannerMode wikinode on parsing it as a tree, and transforming it to XML.

rss feeds

I need to understand precisely what rss feeds are for, and why I should get around to publishing at least my daily pages as one. =)

ion window manager

Ion’s pretty okay, but you need to tweak the default configuration a bit. More info in the IonWindowManager node

imap server correctly installed

but I’m having problems with horde2 – I can’t seem to log in…

ack! misquoted!

The article written by Rizal Raoul Reyes in the 2003.03.18 issue of
Today is okay, except for one factual error. My parents never told me
computers were a ‘guy’ thing. In fact, they encouraged us to get into
whatever fields we wanted. I wouldn’t have gotten anywhere without
their support. I hope that the article doesn’t give parents or kids
the impression that computers are a guy thing, or that parental
support isn’t important.


emacs-wiki-edit-link-at-point works again. It can be found in ../emacs/emacs-wiki-config.el


zeDek from #emacs needs info on PlannerAndRemind, so I guess it’s time to make a wikinode about it.


Started putting together a SongLyrics wiki node for the songs I like singing.

imapd howto also looks useful.

imapd howto looks useful. Unfortunately, my aunt wants to get on the Internet so that she can chat, so I can’t test it out right now. I definitely need an extra patch cable or two…

uw-imapd and horde

I’m still getting
Notice: Certificate failure for localhost: self signed certificate: /C=PH/ST=Metro Manila/L=Makati/O=Adphoto, Inc./CN= (errflg=2) in Unknown on line 0 – I wonder what’s wrong…

Evolution of an Emacs user — reflection, linux

Like almost all newbies, I started out with pico, the editor that
comes with pine. pico was friendly. pico was easy to use. pico also
kept wrapping my lines, which is a Very Bad Idea when you’re
programming. I discovered that pico -w would turn such
undesirable behavior off, and alias pico="pico -w "
became part of my .bashrc everywhere.

However, I felt mildly ashamed of pico. All the Unix books said I
should learn how to use vi, so I did. vi was fun, too – vim,
especially. I had my funky one-line ex commands, like :s%/foo/bar/g. I
could go to any line with :linenumber. I regularly used :! to invoke
shell commands. I liked the way it syntax-colored practically all the
files I edited – even the more obscure ones – and I was even thinking
of writing my own syntax files for the things it didn’t handle yet.

I suppose it was sheer curiosity that made me try out Emacs. Emacs was
an intellectual challenge. I found myself attracted to its
intimidating complexity. I wanted to see if I could get the hang of it.

Emacs was surprisingly easy to use. I read through the tutorial. I
even browsed through the info node in my spare time. I used the menu
bar and the tool bar until I learned the different shortcuts and
extended commands. It was pretty cool.

Then one summer, I opened the Emacs LISP intro manual. I got hooked.
I started reading Emacs source code. I traced through functions. I
wrote my own. I did more and more stuff in Emacs and I realized how
much I had missed by using other editors.

Emacs is cool. =)


Someone updated my wiki page! Yay. People actually care about getting to my website. I really should check the access logs…