Democamp a blast! Blew their brains to bits (October 24, 2006, 0) - I set out to geek the heck out of Toronto’s hippest geeks, and I did.
I showed them Emacs as they’d never seen it before—and even that was
a tiny fraction of my config. Lots of cool stuff behind the scenes,
too. When I showed them M-x doctor (the Emacs psychotherapist),
someone shouted out, “Is Emacs talking to you?”
mencoder rocks for editing movies (October 24, 2006, 0) - I used my Sony Cybershot digital camera to take a video of my
presentation at Democamp
last night. The file weighed in at 400+ MB! After a bit of trial and
error, I figured out how to use mencoder to crop to just me bouncing
up and down and talking excitedly about Emacs. =) Here’s the
incantation I’m currently using:
Emacs: Animation in presentations (September 28, 2006, 3) - … and because this is just so endearingly old-school and crazily
Emacs, here’s what’s going to be my title “slide” for DemoCamp10.
(set-face-attribute 'default nil :height 700)
(animate-sequence (list "Livin' la Vida Emacs" "DemoCamp10" "Sacha Chua") 1))
I may end up writing a presentation mode if there isn’t one yet.
David Crow 2.0 (June 3, 2006, 0) - My experience of Toronto has always been that of a vibrant tech life, but everyone tells me that this really just started a year ago. When asked for possible causes, one name keeps coming up – that Toronto BarCamp instigator, troublemaker, catalyst: David Crow.
David Crow is special.
Living in Toronto and breathing in the tech scene