A rough account of what I did with Emacs recently.
- August 13
- Watching the Waterford/Cork hurling semifinal. Funny to watch
these guys shrugging off the sort of physical tackle that'd have a
Premier League coach calling for a stretcher, and smaller things
like playing the sideline cut from the point the linesman marks,
not ten meters closer to the opposition's goal.
- August 12
- Eye in the Sky is an interesting
movie in that the basic premise is of fairly limited scope to base
a 100-minute movie on. Once the setup is gotten out of the way,
it's basically that whole "lives of the few/lives of the
many" scenario, and to be honest I don't think it really
manages to pull it off. Which is a shame, because there's an
excellent cast (including Alan Rickman in his final role);
ultimately I found myself waiting to see which option the
filmmakers would go for - hard-ass "collateral dammage is
inevitable" or something more "every life
counts", rather than being particularly engaged with how they
- August 9
- Bought a YubiKey, somewhat
as a thing to play with and somewhat as a thing I might actually
use. First problem: can't use it to lock my password safe if I
expect to use my password safe on iOS, since Yubi don't play
Second problem: configuring my screensaver to require at least one
of password, YubiKey, but not both. I've managed to get it to
allow you to fail the password but succeed with the YubiKey
challenge, so far; also, if you use the YubiKey, the keychain is
still locked. Being cautious about this so I don't accidentally
lock myself out of my laptop!
Broken emacs turned out to be an unescaped "<" which
for some reason caused the search page to return a
- August 4
- And here we are in August already. Where has the year gone?
Thor: The Dark World was a
perfectly servicable movie but at the same time pretty forgettable
- it feels like the middle book in a long series that just serves
to advance a few plot lines or hit a few beats without being
anything in and of itself. I don't think it was quite as bad as
some of the IMDb reviews made out, but it's also not the sort of
movie you'd really want to watch unless you've already seen a few
others in the Marvel franchise.
Noting in passing that the ugly old chunk of Emacs lisp I use to link movies
mentioned here to IMDb seems to have stopped working, so I had to
go and look up the link above manually and reformat it into the
appropriate HTML myself like an animal.
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