Author: wmeddie

  • No more user submitted link sites

    Hacker News was and still is pretty much a great source of interesting articles on the internet, but I’m starting to see a cycle. I think I’ve learned most of what HN has to offer. So from this second forward I vow to no longer use HN, Digg, Reddit, nor Slashdot. When I’m bored I […]

  • Note to self.

    I keep forgetting this keyboard shortcut. expand all regions in VS: C-m C-p That is all.

  • Eclipse CTRL-3

    I’m using Eclipse a lot in my new job and it took me a month to discover CTRL-3 (Quick Access).  It’s the closest thing it has to Emacs’s M-x.  So I’ve binded Quick Access to Alt-x.  Eclipse is much easier to use now.

  • Visiting files using SSH in EmacsW32

    After much searching I discovered that the way to use ssh-based remote file visiting in emacs with TRAMP is by using the plink: method instead of ssh: while having your putty install directory in your PATH environment variable. So I’m writing that here in hopes that it might be easier for other people to find […]

  • Brushing

    I wonder if TV shows/movies influence our daily routines. Could that be the reason we brush our teeth so quickly compared to Asians? Or should I change that “we” into a me…

  • Sakura

    I thoroughly enjoy watching the Cherry blossoms bloom in the Spring. The first time I saw it in Japan I was awed by how beautiful they are. I thought to myself that I could watch Sakura trees forever and never get tired of watching them. It then dawned on me that since they only show […]

  • Jott.com is the coolest…

    Jott.com is the coolest thing ever. listen Powered by Jott

  • An Idea

    Lately I’ve been dreaming up of a window manager that could help me stay focused on a single thing by keeping me from multi-tasking. In the spirit of programs like writeroom and pyroom. It would always display windows in full screen mode. To do any action it would require you to type in a random […]

  • Valentine’s Day

    I got Valentine’s day Chocolate from my Girlfriend!  I’m so happy. 🙂  It’s a box from Kobe Morozoff.  The company that brought Valentine’s Day to Japan. I need to work double hard now to work off the calories.  f^_^;

  • LaTex

    It’s amazing how far a little LaTeX can take you. Even if you’re just writing an MLA style paper. Here’s some packages to get you started: texlive-latex-base texlive-latex-extra texlive-latex-recommended texlive-fonts-recommended After installing those packages you can learn how to make an MLA style paper by reading the readme file at: /usr/share/doc/texlive-latex-extra/latex/mla-paper/README If you are making […]