I joined Advogato more than 10 years ago(!), and my last
entries here are
from ages ago. I am planning to do some more posting here;
main reason for
that is that I just installed the
for emacs, which
hopefully allows for painless publishing from within emacs,
unfortunately cannot be said for the interaction with e.g.
In the last ten years, I've written a lot of software, both for money and for fun, using C++, Perl, Python, Ruby, Emacs-Lisp, and good-old C. For some reason, most of the code has involved C and Emacs, I am somehow drawn to projects where that particular knowledge is useful.
All those things
that were once a bit mysterious, such as autotools, parsers,
Lisp and all
those obscure tools like
procmail,… have entered my comfort zone.
Editor-wise, I am
still using GNU/Emacs, as I've been done since the mid-90s,
with maybe a month
or so somewhere in 2000 where I went cold-turkey to vim. That
did not last; I
do like vim, but I am much more productive with emacs, and
it's taking over
more and more of my computing universe.
I went as far as starting a blog with emacs tips at the end of 2008: Emacs-Fu, where I try to share useful thing about the One True Editor. There are many little gems, but some of them are well hidden, such that I still often find some nifty trick that has been in emacs for twenty years, and I never discovered. My emacs-lisp is still a bit embryonic; good enough to glue things together, but not really fluent. I am brushing up my skills in this area though, and re-reading SICP.
am also still a
happy Gnome-user. I have learned a lot from reading the code
from so many
talented hackers. I think Gnome 3 offers some great
opportunities, and I just
got my first patch accepted into
(it fixes the
12h/24h clock bug). But it must be said that with my
workflow revolving around
emacs, the desktop environment is less important.