The Endless Debates: E-mail Signature

The Endless Debate covers topics that seems to come up again and again, which seems to have no winner in the end. The classic example of it is the number of spaces after the period. (This particular topic is not covered by me yet, but I will certainly get to it at some point, stay […]

I Transitioned Local E-mail Management to Gnus

I have been mostly using E-mail on Gmail interface, as I use Gmail and Google Apps (or, I guess they changed their enterprise offering to Google Apps for Work…) I have been using Mozilla Thunderbird once in a while. In normal circumstance, it would have been OK, but here are some issue of bit slow […]

Google Camera Depth Map Collection

Some pictures interpreted by Google Camera You can extract these using the following: exiftool -X -b $1.jpg | sed -n -e ‘s/.*<XMP-GDepth:Data>\(.*\)<\/XMP-GDepth:Data>.*/\1/p’ | base64 -d > $1_depthmap.png exiftool -X -b $1.jpg | sed -n -e ‘s/.*<XMP-GImage:Data>\(.*\)<\/XMP-GImage:Data>.*/\1/p’ | base64 -d > $1_preprocessed.jpg

On generating UUID

I have been using UUID for several different things now, and I have been using uuidgen program available on Linux. Since I use Emacs, I wanted to better way of generating UUID right from Emacs. Ergoemacs has good coverage about it back in 2011 about it. There is a example that uses the uuidgen program: […]

How Far Can a $300 Laptop Go?

When my last laptop decided to give up on me, giving me a one blink on caps lock, which apparently means that CPU has failed, I needed to get a replacement quick. I decided to search for Linux laptops, because that’s what I used on my last machine. I could either shop some specialized vendors […]

4+ Things I don’t Miss About Windows

So now I have transitioned my desktop into Linux, this means I no longer have any system that runs Windows (at least at native capacity.) 1. No more crappy update systems Apparently, Windows has a defect (that roots from Windows XP) on its Windows Update driver, that can cause very high disk load on every startup/resume, […]

Sushi and RFID

So I was eating Sushi today — the kind that rotates on a belt. I have already known that these Sushi belt systems have way to track expiration, so that those Sushi plates won’t be circling around on the belt forever making the health department unhappy. So I ate a few plates of Sushi, and […]

Upgrading Org-mode 8.0

Org-mode 8.0 is out, and overall, it looks like interesting update to already awesome package for Emacs. This update is dirsruptive updates, which means there are something that can be broken and requires updates. One of the issue I had was how it handles LaTeX output. For instance, I had the following in my init.el […]

Setting Emacs Custom Splash

Since there were some inquiries about this one… This is actually built-in function of Emacs. First, prepare a graphic file for it. Any size probably will do as long as it’s small enough that fits on the screen. Default graphic is 270×217, so you may want to choose it. Any format that Emacs supports will […]

Why I Love LaTeX

My History with LaTeX I have been using LaTeX and its variant (mostly pLaTeX variant, for doing Japanese documents) for about 10 years now. Back when I was in school, I have used to take a note in real time. (Back around that time, Org-mode was still about to be released. If I’d do anything […]

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