If your cookbook contains a cheesecake recipe, and it says to bake the cake for 10 minutes so a light skin forms on top so the Heath Bar Toffee chunks you now add will stay on top while the cake continues to bake and form a delicious and visually appealing topping, and in fact no skin has formed and the Heath Bar Toffee chunks sink into the cake like naval depth charges, because the “10” should have been a “40,” then your book was sloppily edited and you deserve to have raw ginger pounded up your nose.
I’ve used Aquamacs for the past four years or so. It has its strong points.
But I’ve always been a little unhappy with its slow performance relative to native Emacs (I use a MacBook Pro), and its unique initialization and behaviors. I’m sure there are good reasons for every difference. But each difference, no matter how small, is a little more cognitive load. E.g., I never got used to M-x Info opening up in a new window somewhere on my screen…
Today, I decided to try Emacs for Mac OS X. Whoa! I love it! It’s Emacs, the whole Emacs, and nothing but the Emacs. Win!
I even donated $50 to the project. So there!
After my embarrassing post about anaconda, I’ve awakened a Jonesing for working again in Lisp. I think I’ll look for a project to contribute to — maybe start by fixing some minor bugs in an Emacs package, or something similar.
When setting up your .emacs to automatically add company-anaconda to your company-backends list, eval-after-load is your friend:
;;; Company, and Company backends. (add-hook 'after-init-hook 'global-company-mode) (eval-after-load 'company (progn '(add-to-list 'company-backends 'company-anaconda) ))
I just got my annual flu vaccination at Bartell Drugs. $29.99. It was quick and easy.
My employer-provided insurance company, United Healthcare, won’t cover it. Why? Because it wasn’t done in a doctor’s office.
Same vaccination, no difference in effectiveness, but it’s covered only if administered by a doctor.
This is insanity.
If you use Emacs and Twitter, give TwitteringMode a try. It won’t replace your favorite client, but you can easily follow a list without leaving Emacs and do most things (reply, RT, etc.) with it. No image posting, but it can optionally display avatars.
Just registered for PyCon 2015. Yee haw!