Archives for December, 2007

Setting file modes with Dired


I’ve been writing a lot of shell scripts recently in emacs. I used to go to a shell to `chmod u+x` the new scripts, but now I do it within Emacs: Do `M-x dired` from the buffer editing a new script. I’ll give you a Dired buffer rooted in that script’s directory. `C-s` to find [...]

Warning: flame may cause fire


While searching for a lighter to give as a gift this Christmas, I discovered that there are a wide range of lighters available on the internets: from a $5.00 lighter shaped like a shower head to $599 palladium-plated Dunhill lighters. I’ll probably end up buying a Sarome lighter – they’re Japanese-made products of apparently very [...]