Daily blurbs May. 2021


daily blurbs

5 May 2021 (Wed)

09:29:24 # Life Wrote a pomodoro timer in elisp. Why? Because I try to keep my workflow simple, and to keep the simplicity I sometimes need to re-implement stuff. No this is a lame excuse. I have been living in emacs for the past week and felt like it. However writing elisp has been challenging, maybe because I haven't done it for a while. I noticed there's lexical-binding, but I didn't quite get it, my lambda isn't getting the function parameter in scope.

3 May 2021 (Mon)

09:07:46 # Life First email from my new machine. I didn't have my desktop Debian machine for a long time and now I have one set up. I rewrote my procmail/formail recipe, especially the part where I wrote complex shell script to generate my folder rules. I rewrote that 4 lines of shell script in 200 lines of Go, with unit tests. The part that took the longest time was finding out how to write unit tests in Go, and how to properly use go.mod to be able to import packages from subdirectories. I guess that's part of the fun.

I wonder if this set up is not what others are using anymore. My formatil/procmail/wanderlust set up is 20 years old.

1 May 2021 (Sat)

08:51:57 # Life May. Told my son about the months in English. The numbers are straightforward but couldn't remember what the other ones are. He was amused when I told him Septem is seven in Latin, and September is the ninth month. Octo, novem, decem are similar.

Junichi Uekawa