Emacs BBDB magic: Greeting people with nicknames (July 20, 2006, 0) - I use Gnus to read my mail within the Emacs text editor. One of the
advantages of using a mail client that’s infinitely programmable is
that you can add all sorts of little tweaks to it. Gnus can be
integrated with Emacs’ Big Brother Database (BBDB), a semi-structured
text database in which I store all sorts of weird notes.
Japanese flashcards (January 11, 2005, 0) - This extracts all kanji in the buffer and converts them to the format
expected by flashcard.el.
(defun sacha/kanji/get-ordered-kanji-list ()
"Return a list of characters in the buffer."
(while (not (eobp))
(let ((c (char-after (point))))
My SecondLife interviewbot is coming along nicely (September 28, 2007, 0) - I’d have given up on the Linden Scripting Language long ago if Stephen
Perelgut hadn’t wanted this bot so much. It’s a good thing I didn’t,
though, as the interviewbot is coming along nicely. It can read
questions from a notecard, ask a series of questions, report the
answers to the owner of the interviewbot, e-mail the answers
Harvesting the backchannel bazaar of insights (February 10, 2010, 0) - One of the things I love about virtual presentations is the richness of the backchannel conversation — the chat that accompanies a presentation. When people don’t have to worry about interrupting others and they’re free to discuss things in parallel, the conversation explodes.
It can be overwhelming for speakers and participants alike, but it’s a great