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The cost of perfection

Do not fall for the illusion that by preventing errors, you won’t have errors to fix. The truth is, the cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. – Ed Catmull Via The Endeavor.

zk-phi releases two perhaps necessary packages for Emacs

You may not be totally sure why, but you will immediately feel like you ought to install the following two packages for Emacs: [indent-guide] show vertical lines to guide indentation [highlight-stages] highlight staged (quasi-quoted) expressions

Problems installing (M)ELPA packages

In Problems installing (M)ELPA packages Sebastien wrote: While using `package.el’ fulfills a long-awaited dream for easily adding and upgrading Emacs libraries, I now feel upgrading packages is much more complex than what I anticipated. At least two of the packages I use daily (Org and Helm) require to be installed from inside a fresh Emacs […]

Neelam – 2nd Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

Neelam – 2nd Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview was generously shared.


elpakit Let’s you build repositories and archives of repositories. Via reddit.

Testing Emacs Packages: surprisingly non-awful

Testing Emacs Packages: surprisingly non-awful is a nice example of one approach to testing Emacs Lisp.

Perennial Psychology of the Bhagavad Gita

This authoritative translation and commentary makes a timeless Eastern scripture as useful today as it was centuries ago. Swami Rama draws out the psychological concepts of this immortal text and makes them accessible to all students. Spiritual seekers, psychotherapists, and students of Eastern studies will all find a storehouse of wisdom in this volume. This […]

Celestial Song/Gobind Geet

Celestial Song of the Gobind Geet is the dialogue between Sri Guru Gobind Singh and Banda Singh Bahadur, two great leaders in the history of humanity and the Sikh tradition. This poetic interchange presents the ideals of Sikh dharma in a simple and lucid way so that they can be enjoyed, understood, and applied by […]

tidyr: Easily tidy data with spread and gather functions for R

tidyr is an evolution of reshape2. It’s design specifically for data tidying (not general reshaping or aggregating) and works well with dplyr data pipelines. Readme. Manual. Github. Not on CRAN yet so install via devtools::install_github(“hadley/tidyr”) library(tidyr)

magrittr: magrittr – a forward-pipe operator for R

Provides a mechanism for chaining commands with a new forward-pipe operator. Ceci n’est pas un pipe. This is a post from the most understated package definition of the year department. magrittr is, much like every Scheme library ever, deceptively simple in its power and ease of use that it provides. The README, API documentation, and […]