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 […]


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]