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  • 20:42 UTC (new) (history) 2019-03-18 Free Emacs key bindings . . . . Marcin Borkowski As we all know, most Emacs users customize Emacs in various ways. Usually, at some point in time, the built-in customization options cease to suffice. Then you proceed to writing your own functions and commands. Then, you want to bind them to some keys. The purpose of this post is to list some default Emacs bindings which may be useless for some people, and so could be reused as command-invoking or even prefix keys.


  • 21:05 UTC (new) (history) 2019-03-11 Name-based UUID generation . . . . Marcin Borkowski Some time ago, I had a very specific need. I had some data which had to be anonymized before sending somewhere. For example, assume that you have a CSV file with people’s names in one column, and some (possibly sensitive) data in the rest of the columns. I’d like to change all the names to some (pseudo)random stuff, but with the caveat that if some name appears more than once, it should be changed to the same thing every time.


  • 10:43 UTC (new) (history) 2019-03-03 org-todo-yesterday . . . . Marcin Borkowski I often run my org-agenda in the morning only to see a task I completed yesterday marked as TODO (but forgotten to be marked as DONE). Often I don’t care about the exact date I completed the task, but sometimes I do, and then org-todo-yesterday comes into play.


  • 07:17 UTC (new) (history) 2019-02-24 Transferring strings to a phone via QR codes . . . . Marcin Borkowski Sometimes I need to transfer some text (a link, a short note or something else) from my computer to my phone. A usual way is to send it via some cloud-based service – but I don’t really like it, since there is no such thing as cloud – only other people’s computers. While I am not rigorously opposed to such an idea, I do not like putting my personal stuff on somebody else’s machine without any good reason. Another way is to email the thing – but I do not have an email client configured on my phone, and I really want it to stay that way. (I consider email to be a crucial part of my privacy/security. Having it on my phone puts me at significant risk – phones like to be stolen or lost, for instance.) A few days ago, an idea of using QR codes came to my mind.