Samuel W. Flint

A tech and academic blog

  • How I Work

    This post is old, and may no longer reflect my current way of doing things or my current opinions. It may eventually be deleted or removed. Try this instead: What I Work With.— Samuel W. Flint, Thursday, July 12, 2020 Hardware For the most part, I'm pretty hardware agnostic, as I don't do too much with low-level stuff. Because of this, and the fact that if I need to do heavy lifting, I have a few different servers that I can use to do so for me, I use cheap, beater laptops, which works well for me.

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  • Capturing Data for Org via Email

    Why When I'm away from my computer, I like to be able to still capture notes. And while I'd love to use MobileOrg, it's not quite as full-featured as I'd like. Because of this, I use email to send myself notes and the like. Originally, I'd send them to my main inbox and go through them manually. This, however, took a lot of time, so I decided to automate it.

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  • Knuth Check

    Wait, what? I received a Reward Check from Dr. Donald Knuth! It's true. I reported an error in a book. And I got a check. What For? An error on the cover of "Things a Computer Scientist Rarely Talks About". There's a missing space between a comma and the word aesthetics, and I reported it. Can I see it? Sure!

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  • Whats in Your Toolkit

    This post is old, and may no longer reflect my current way of doing things or my current opinions. It may eventually be deleted or removed. Try this instead: Switching to Nixos.— Samuel W. Flint, Thursday, July 12, 2020 Intro Every programmer, or general knowledge worker, has a toolkit. Often times, this toolkit is customized for the user, such that any other user may not be able to use it.

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  • Emacs Killer App

    This post is old, and may no longer reflect my current way of doing things or my current opinions. It may eventually be deleted or removed.— Samuel W. Flint, Thursday, July 12, 2020 Intro Why do I use Emacs, well, for a few reasons, but mostly these major-modes: Org Mode AucTeX GNUS These are Emacs' killer apps, they make life so much easier.

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  • Wonders of Org Mode

    This post is old, and may no longer reflect my current way of doing things or my current opinions. It may eventually be deleted or removed.— Samuel W. Flint, Thursday, July 12, 2020 Intro Org-mode is a wonderful tool, it allows you to do just about anything! You can: keep a schudule implement GTD capture notes and the like

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