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Emacs and a non-POSIX standard shell

I like fish. Both the animal (great source of protein) and the shell. In fact whenever I setup a new computer, which happens less often now, the first thing I install and configure is the fish shell. No, bash is not my standard shell, fish is my standard shell. What I like about fish, it […]

April 12, 2015 Read More


Clojure and Emacs sitting in a tree

I’ve been meaning to learn a lisp, more specifically common lisp. Common lisp is wonderful, don’t get me wrong, but the problem is if I don’t use it on a daily basis I keep forgetting the details. I always keep a Slime REPL open on my Emacs session, but practice makes perfect and I definitely […]

May 11, 2014 Read More

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Emacs to rule your (editing) world

I’m not an avid Emacs user as much as I would like to. Sure I keep my to-do list with org mode, SQL scripts, as well as the occasional lisp hacking, but right now my job revolves around coding in PHP and Java, neither of which are particularly well suited for Emacs. Java coding in […]

March 17, 2014 Read More


Life with a hackintosh

I have OSX installed in my desktop PC, otherwise known as a hackintosh as my main computer for over two years now: started with Snow Leopard and moved my way up to the current Mavericks. Actually hackintoshes and I go back a bit more, back in 2007 when iATKOS or other OSx86 “build” was the […]

December 10, 2013 Read More


Cryptography is the new thing, and CCN

Study Cryptography kiddies, this is only the beginning of the arms race. I saw the above comment in a Slashdot post. I only read Slashdot for the comments, and this one is golden. I couldn’t agree more with it. When I was your age (assuming your age is around 20 – 23) the thing was […]

October 1, 2013 Read More


Sabbath Bloody Sabbath

Last Tuesday Sept 3rd I was in L.A. and around the USC area you could feel the heaviness in the air, I mean besides the summer heat and humidity. Black Sabbath was in town for their last show in support for their latest album 13 and I was seated in row 13 in the… seventh […]

September 11, 2013 Read More


Down with the sickness

You know what a Power Song is right? It’s a particular song that, given some of its characteristics such as beat, rhythm, lyrics, etc. gives you that something to push extra harder. Get two additional repetitions (reps), run the extra mile, harder, better, faster, stronger. Wow, and all that from just a song. Well let […]

August 28, 2013 Read More


How to peel an onion

For all of us overwhelmed by haute cuisine (that’s french for I can cook better than you), I’ll start with a series of posts on how to peel an onion. Knowing how to peel an onion is so important, so fundamental, that even the feds are doing it. Go ahead, read the linked article, it’s […]

August 7, 2013 Read More


Birds on the wire

Turns out Stallman was right. For all my appreciation, admiration and all the good feelings ending with ‘tion’, I couldn’t shake it out of my head the snarky remark that Stallman’s nothing but a dirty hippie and a radical and how could it be possible that corporations would slip backdoors in their software so big […]

July 30, 2013 Read More