March, 2014

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org-doing

org-doing Inspired by the doing command line app, I decided that I needed something like it for Emacs. It lets you track what you’re doing now, and what you want to do later, and anything you’ve done. The cool thing is that I’m hooking into org-mode which means that, withRead More

Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use

Systems Past: the only 8 software innovations we actually use Interesting post and he makes a good point: I find that all the significant concepts in software systems were invented/discovered in the 15 years between 1955 and 1970. What have we been doing since then? Mostly making things faster, cheaper,Read More

Adventures in Rust 0.9: Arrays and JSON

I wanted to try Rust last year around this time but never got around to it. My friend’s taking a look now and so why not actually start learning the language? he mentioned having some issues with arrays, and I can barely understand the different pointer types (especially since they’veRead More

Using Sequelize with Promises (with and without Q)

Using Sequelize with Promises (with and without Q)

Dimming JavaScript curly braces and brackets in Emacs

When coding in Lisp or Scheme, some Emacs users prefer to have the parenthesis/brackets dimmed. The reason for this is that it makes it easier to see the things that matter like variable names. I’ve been coding more JavaScript lately and wondered if this would work for JS and indeedRead More