From the Burrow

Exchange Email And Linux

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

Evolution Into Multicelular Organism in 60 days

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

Just wonderful!

Emacs on multiple monitors

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

Alas it seems there no decent way to have this but you can open a new frame. C-x 5 2 or File->New Frame

Coding TCL in Emacs

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

This is just a quick post. At work I’m having to do a lot of TCL development and having recently become a convert to Emacs I obviously want to use it for everything!

The shortcuts are a bugger to remember so I thought I’d dump them here so I know where I can find them.



M-x tcl-mode M-x inferior-tcl (C-c C-t in a Tcl source buffer) Tcl editing:

C-c TAB (tcl-help-on-word) C-c C-c (comment-region) Tcl editing support for inferior Tcl:

C-c C-t (inferior-tcl) creates one. C-c C-s (switch-to-tcl) switches to the inferior Tcl process buffer (but does not create one). C-c C-x (tcl-eval-region) C-M-x or C-c C-v (tcl-eval-defun) C-c C-f (tcl-load-file) loads a Tcl file into the inferior Tcl process

Awesome! The eval region has to be the thing I love most from writing lis pin emacs so its great to have it for TCL.

Anyhoo thats all!

Browsing remote servers with eshell

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

As a budding Emacs nerd I’m looking at replacing my current awesome terminal emulator Terminator (it’s in the Ubuntu repos) with a shell within emacs.

I had a play with eshell and it worked well, but I wanted to be able to use a feature called find-file-at-point which opens the file your cursor is currently over in the buffer.

Turns out this is pretty damn easy: cd /ssh:username@servername:/path/you/want

Hit return, type in your password and you in!

Asimov & Arthur C. Clarke

2012-01-18 00:00:00 +0000

A couple of lovely short stories to fill your lunch breaks. Enjoy!


2012-01-17 00:00:00 +0000

testing a new client

Tips for Remote Unix Work (SSH, screen, and VNC) -

2011-12-18 00:00:00 +0000 Very human explanation of some very useful features of ssh

Oh my!

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

Damn I must have been writing code tired again. Theres some janky stuff in there!

p.s. Looks like I havent entirely grasped launchpad’s branching properly. I best do some more reading

Back on track

2011-12-10 00:00:00 +0000

Alright, twas a mistake on my side.
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