Elbert T. Or writes in telling me that Marcelle had been “gushing
about” OnLove, of all things. Elbert is into comics. His sig says
that he’s a freelance writer and illustrator, loves his palm m515 and
palm keyboard, and has interests in history, literature, comics, and
pop culture. He also happens to be Marcelle‘s history classmate.
In a thread on firstname.lastname@example.org about disabling the
annoying “Download Flash Plugin?” prompt, Karsten M. Self links to
http://twiki.iwethey.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/UserContentCSS, which not
only gets rid of all plugins but also “fixes a number of other web
Apparently, i-manila doesn’t take -k very well. fetchmail kept
fetching old mail again and again and again… Ooops, my bad. That’s
it; I’m flushing.
You can also delete libnullplugin.so in the mozilla plugins directory.
Add this to your /etc/apt/sources.list
# For daily Gnus snapshots deb http://people.debian.org/~srivasta ./packages/
On the email@example.com, Dan Kegel links to his
essay on the industry’s need for graduates with Linux/OSS experience,
and how universities can address that. The draft can be found at
The 2003.03.18 edition of Freshmeat news lists dvorakng, a GPL Dvorak
typing tutor based on dvorak7min but with extra features.
I wonder if there’s any way of getting dasher to work with the Sony
jogdial. That might be a nice input method I can use when I’ve got my
left thumb on the mouse buttons and my right thumb on the mouse or jog
http://freshmeat.net/projects/pointless/ is a text-source presentation
package that might be worth looking into, although it’s just on its
first public release.
Google:gnus+freshmeat leads me to nntp://news.freshmeat.net, an NNTP server
that provides Freshmeat news with the right subjects! Yay. I am
definitely going to use this instead of the mailed digests, which have
a nasty habit of piling up in my archives and are much less fun to
browse through than a newsgroup…
ACM TechNews links to
http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20030304/4914082s.htm, an article
about how small things are getting. Americans seem to not like the
idea of tiny devices, but I certainly do! I’m typing this now on a
Sony PCG-U1, which is among the smallest notebooks in the market. I’ve
adapted to its keyboard, and am starting to find the P1110 keyboard a
little too large. True, I’m still typing in QWERTY – have to do some
tests to see whether QWERTY actually suits this computer better than
Dvorak. I need both hands on the keyboard in order to type Dvorak – a
consequence of having done Proper Training – but can cheerfully
two-finger type QWERTY.
I’d love to have the ring-phone they described – “a receiver on one
finger, a speaker on another and a wireless transmitter on the belt.”
As long as I never lose it, of course, and as long as the rings are
_thin_. I don’t wear rings because my fingers are small, and most
rings tend to be fairly bulky. A bracelet, on the other hand – one
that doesn’t unclasp easily – or a watch… That’d be fun.
In a really old post on firstname.lastname@example.org“>email@example.com (Jan 27 2003),
Mark Zimmerman suggests the use of metapost to generate pretty finite
state automata in LaTeX. Peter Jenke suggests xypic, which Nori
The link for remote X terminals is
On the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, Hans Larsen says that
session.el replaced recentf.el a long time ago. I used to use
recentf.el. Maybe I should check session.el out…
According to fsbot on freenode#emacs,
, wheel is
(mwheel-install) in .emacs
Useful Emacs documentation thing. See Info-goto-emacs-command-mode, normally bound to C-h F in CVS Emacs.
Jeffery B. Rancier’s March 12 post on email@example.com has
this useful LISP snippet for Windows Emacs users:
(defun jbr-w32-simulate-Alt-tap ()
(interactive) (w32-send-sys-command 61696)) (global-set-key [C-tab] 'jbr-w32-simulate-Alt-tap)
I wonder if there’s a similar way to do that under GTK…
Le Wang mentions icomplete and mcomplete in reference to substring
completion in a March 4 post on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing
list. Hmmmm. mcomplete doesn’t seem to be built-in, but icomplete’s
there, and it’s nifty. It’s like ido handling of buffers and files. I
Charles Muller figured out how to add to the kana-kanji conversion dictionary – modify ja-dic.el and recompile.