Headlines for Sunday:

  1. Weekly review (261 words)
  2. Eshell redirection (76 words)


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1. Weekly review: 17:08

This week, I focused on getting on board at IBM. I'm happy to say that the process was very smooth, and I'm now deep in work doing things I love to do for a project that I believe in. How lucky is that? <grin> I love my work!

I'm also happy with my work-life balance. I've been able to do good work *and* enjoy a good home life as well. I don't feel that I'm losing out at all. This feels sustainable, and that's important. As I tweak parts of my day, I'll be able to free up more time and brainspace for personal projects.

I went to trapeze lessons last Tuesday. The class was fun. I think I'll move my trapeze lessons to Friday so that I can make my week a little more relaxed.

Richard Eriksson was in town, so I invited him over for tea and loaded him with little gifts for Quinn. It was nice to chat with him again. =) I also had tea with Driss Benzakour, braindumping a whole bunch of job search tips from my recent experience.

Goals for next week:

  • Monday: Organize information, plan external blog, plan podcast, library run
  • Tuesday: CASCON presentation, meeting with Gordon Lee, Emacs blog entry
  • Wednesday: CAS dinner? Double-check
  • Thursday: Dogear podcast script, audio, Emacs blog entry
  • Friday: Dogear podcast video
  • Saturday: Write three pages for book
  • Sunday: Write another three pages for book

Random Emacs symbol: cdr - Function: Return the cdr of LIST. If arg is nil, return nil.

2. Eshell redirection: 17:17

Mike Mattie has this awesome Emacs tip for Eshell: redirecting to buffers and Lisp symbols!

To overwrite buffer "foo":

ls > #

To append to buffer "foo":

ls >> #

To insert at point in buffer "foo":

ls >>> #

To redirect to a Lisp symbol:

ls >#'some-variable

I had no idea Emacs could do that. Cool!

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Random Emacs symbol: ps-extend-face-list - Function: Extend face in ALIST-SYM.


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