Should we give Firefox another chance?

While the Mozilla Firefox vs. Google Chrome seems to be a topic that comes up once in a while, while the recently, it is dwarfed by close to 60% of the market share by Chrome.  Recently there was an article called It’s time to give Firefox another chance. The article emphasizes that the next version […]

Working Around Extreme Lag of Google Chrome

Update (2016-02-22): Developers have implemented changes to address this issue. While you won’t see the benefit of these changes immediately, it is certainly “coming soon” at this point. I have been experiencing excessive lag on Google Chrome on Linux for a while, and I have been searching for solutions. The issue itself, has been reported […]

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: […]

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, […]

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 […]

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