Digg Reader shuts down, and thoughts on organising my blog reading

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

Farewell, Digg Reader Unfortunately,  Digg announced that Digg Reader is shutting down tomorrow. While I never used Digg Reader as my main RSS feed reader – I’ve got a paid subscription to Feedly – I was very happy to use it as a backup reader for those feeds that weren’t always that great at adhering […]

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How to enable logging in the MongoDB Java driver

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

I will show you how to enable logging in the MongoDB Java driver and also how to set and change the log level. The official mongoDB Java driver uses java.util.logging as its default logging framework or sl4j if the latter is present. It can be very useful to enable logging in the MongoDB drivers to […]

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Emacs within Emacs within Emacs…

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

A quick follow-up to my last post where I was experimenting with running emacsclient from an ansi-term running in the main Emacs. Interestingly, you can run Emacs in text mode within an ansi-term, just not emacsclient: Yes, the whole thing got a little recursive. Yes, it’s a little silly, and yes, I’m one of those […]

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Running Emacs from inside Emacs

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

I’m experimenting with screen recordings at the moment and just out of curiosity decided to see if I can load and edit a text file inside the main Emacs process from inside an ansi-term using emacsclient. Spoiler alert – yes, you can. At least the way it is set up on my system, emacsclient doesn’t […]

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Emacs on the Linux Subsystem for Windows

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

I’ve had the Linux Subsystem for Windows enabled for quite a while during the time it was in Beta. With the release of the Fall Creators Update, I ended up redoing my setup from scratch. As usual I grabbed Emacs and a bunch of other packages and was initially disappointed that I was looking at […]

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SE-Radio interviews Ron Lichty, must listen for development managers

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

The Software Engineering Radio podcast has just published an episode with an interview with Ron Lichty. It is well worth a listen if you’re thinking about moving from development into management or already are amongst the development managers. Unfortunately there is only so much that can be packed into an hour’s worth of a podcast, […]

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Installing specific major Java JDK versions on OS X via Homebrew

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

In an earlier post, I described how to install the latest version of the Oracle Java JDK using homebrew. What hadn’t been completely obvious to me when I wrote the original blog post is that the ‘java’ cask will install the latest major version of the JDK. As a result, when I upgraded my JDK […]

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Emacs 25.3 released

Timo Geusch from The Lone C++ Coder's Blog

Emacs 25.3 was released on Monday. Given that it’s a security fix I’m downloading the source as I write this. If you’re using the latest Emacs I’d recommend you update your Emacs. The vulnerability as been around since Emacs 19.29, you probably want to upgrade anyway. Build instructions for Ubuntu and friends are the same […]

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Building Emacs 25.2 on XUbuntu 17.04

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I haven’t done much with Ubuntu recently, but had to set up a laptop with XUbuntu 17.04. That came with Emacs 24.5 as the default emacs package, and as skeeto pointed out in the comments, with a separate emacs25 package for Emacs 25.1. I tend to run the latest release Emacs everywhere out of habit, […]

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