Its helped me to standardize my approach to marking up techie language. Keeping it simple the content is either programming stuff or everything else tech related. Sufficiently vauge you see: I write down examples to keep it straight in my head. Here you go:
Today I had to store a scanner’s scan onto a USB thumb drive. Unfortunately there weren’t any thumb drives sitting around that worked. Long story short I had to format the partition to be “device friendly.” What device do you ask? Cameras, printers, and scanners come to mind. What partition type are you wondering?
You might have easily guessed
MS-DOS formatted. You might have easily forgotten like me it needs to be a
MBR partition though. Doh!
WARNING: Unless you hold yourself responsible for the outcome don’t proceed.
diskutil list to see where your thumb drive is mounted.
Customize the command to specify the correct path now.
The command deletes everything on the drive and creates a single partition taking up the entire drive.
DOUBLE WARNING: IF YOU DO THIS WRONG YOU’LL LOSE ALL YOUR DATA!
The error would be specifying the wrong disk drive and poof your data is gone.
You seem to know what you are doing though.
Here is the command―you have to customize it for your thumb drive:
sudo diskutil partitionDisk <<<thumb drive name>>> MBR MS-DOS "PRINTORSCAN" "100%"
Customizing your Mode-Line is one step forward on every Emacser’s right of passage. Whether you use the informative yet quiet built-in Mode-Line or the visually stunning doom-modeline: you are finding the right porridge for you. Here is my choice―a simple halfway between those two―simple-modeline.
Its so great that I copied and pasted the options here. Alternately run
customize or open
simple-modeline-segment on it. Yup, that great.
You gotta try out using
describe-symbol because it is usually what you really want from
The most useful part is that it instantly teaches you when there are both a variable and a function with the same name. Sometimes it is surprising and better to know right away. For example
M-x describe-symbol RET emacs-version RET:
emacs-version is an interactive compiled Lisp function in ‘version.el’. (emacs-version &optional HERE) Display the version of Emacs that is running in this session. With a prefix argument, insert the Emacs version string at point instead of displaying it. If called from Lisp, by default return the version string; but if the optional argument HERE is non-nil, insert the string at point instead. Don’t use this function in programs to choose actions according to the system configuration; look at ‘system-configuration’ instead. Probably introduced at or before Emacs version 19.20. ――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――――― emacs-version is a variable defined in ‘C source code’. Its value is "28.1" Version numbers of this version of Emacs. This has the form: MAJOR.MINOR[.MICRO], where MAJOR/MINOR/MICRO are integers. MICRO is only present in unreleased development versions, and is not especially meaningful. Prior to Emacs 26.1, an extra final component .BUILD is present. This is now stored separately in ‘emacs-build-number’. Probably introduced at or before Emacs version 19.20.
punchagan just released a sweet package for sharing Gist right from Org: ox-gist
Create a create a personal access token, install the package, open your Org file,
C-c C-e G o a private Gist and there you have it your first most easily created Gist ever.
I hadn’t been a big Gist user until now that is.
Thank you punchagan!
Just released Org2Blog v1.1.13 with almost no user-facing changes but primarily maintenance and cleanup.
That said you might care about:
- Create Entries without requiring an Internet connection to load Categories, Tags, and Pages. Previously it would error out preventing you from creating the Entry on your computer.
- WordPress 6 broke View Entry. Fixed.
- Although you were unlikely to have used
org2blog-subtree-post-or-page-view, you can’t anymore. See their function for details. Guessing you were unlikely since the break was never reported. Addendum: It was only broken for Page previews which are probably rarely used: makes sense.
- Easier to check for compilation errors since long docstrings now get ignored.
You didn’t lie to me, but you got right up to the edge of it:
you support YubiOTP BUT NOT WebAuthn!
Long explanation here.
Easier to switch to a different password manager than battle this endlessly.
Via genius Sami Laine:
Here’s what you should do:
- Secure your high-value accounts with strong authentication. These include crypto wallets, key financial sites and email– and if you’re an influencer—Twitter, Instagram and the like. For these, if SMS is the only option, turn it off and use a strong password with a password manager instead.
- For new accounts, always check for stronger two-factor alternatives before deciding if you should use SMS.
- Use a password manager to create strong, unique passwords and to autofill them to protect against phishing attacks.
- Finally, make sure to set up a security code on your cellular account today to reduce the risk of losing your account to SIM swap attacks.
Read: Factors & Dongles & Tokens, Oh My – Strong Auth Terminology in 7 minutes for an enlightening overview of critical terms.
3m if you read fast; 7m if you want to understand.
Read twice if you are serious.
Read and memorize if you are a professional