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Emacs elisp dev must read

As usual Nic outdoes us all in terms of serving the community and the greater good. How to write real code in emacs lisp with Emacs.

This must be read.

Human nature today

There is a whole lot of focus on the human part, not much at all on the nature part.

We must get outside.

Introduction to the Theory of Computation

Peter recommended this book by Sipser.

Keeping computer stuff easy, convenient, and safe

This is a light-weight, informal presentation on some data-maintenance topics for typical personal-computer use.

Build the configuration you need

The Emacs configuration for normal operations on my system has loads of useful and powerful packages loaded. Sometimes they interfere with the normal operation of org-html-export-to-*, though. The simplest way to address those issues is to generate two confirmation files: one for full-blown Emacs use and another just for doing exports. With literate programming in org-mode it is totally simple to do. It looks like this:


cheezy scheme

It’s not merely cheezy, it’s full-on spray-can cheez.

Who doesn’t love spray cheez… or Scheme… or Emacs-Lisp?

(via emacswiki)

Ten Simple Rules for Reproducible Computational Research

This link via irreal is another “must read” if you’ve never done systems work before (coming from a system person myself, not a data person).

Helping to keep your colon happy

This is certainly part of the equation, but not the whole equation.

Why becoming a data scientist is NOT actually easier than you think

You mean… there is actually work involved?!


This is a valuable article.


It would be nice to have a lovingly supported CLIPS mode along with org-mode literate programming (babel) and a clear legal pedigree.