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Emacs: find-file-from-selection #commandline #emacs #programming #ui #x

Tired of having to select exactly the part of a warning- or error message in the terminal, or a log file, and then pasting it into the mini-buffer in Emacs to open the file?

Help is here - find-file-from-selection lets you simply select the line containing the information with your mouse, and with one keystroke Emacs tries to find the file, and jumps to the line/column in the message, if present.

Here is a quick demo:

asciinema demo

Give it a whirl and let me know how it works for you!

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The problem with programming #programming

You get caught up in it - suddenly it's 3:30 AM and you have half a cup of cold cocoa sitting next to you.

More about the fruits of my caught-uppiness tomorrow, I hope.

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Password best practices in the 21st century #security

NIST tells it like it is:

"Verifiers SHOULD NOT impose other composition rules (mixtures of different character types, for example) on memorized secrets. Verifiers SHOULD NOT require memorized secrets to be changed arbitrarily (e.g., periodically) unless there is evidence of compromise of the authenticator or a subscriber requests a change." - DRAFT NIST Special Publication 800-63B, Digital Authentication Guideline, Authentication and Lifecycle Management

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Slow #music

"I always liked it slow
I never liked it fast
With you it’s got to go
With me it’s got to last"

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Dialing a BBS in 2016 #computers

"In 2016, calling a BBS mostly means reliving glory days long past: 1990s technology as comfort food, nourishing the fragile soul with a slow drip of information at a rate that old-timers actually can comprehend."
- The Lost Civilization of Dial-Up Bulletin Board Systems

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Handling DNS

Today QuickDNS announced that they are closing down early next year, which is too bad if/when you don't want to use GratisDNS.

Time to put my money where my mouth is, it seems - so I created two cheap Linode VPS's and configured them to serve DNS for a couple of my domains, just to see how that will work out.

I have redelegated one of the domains to the new DNS servers, and still need to redelegate the other one, but I'll try to move that one too soon(ish), and we'll see how it goes.

Update: I have moved one of my .dk domains as well. Worked fine. Oh, and QuickDNS isn't closing after all(!)

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The BD project #dylan #jukebox #music

I don't embark on epic series like some people do.

But I did just finish listening to the 813 Bob Dylan songs my jukebox contains, in random order, which I started doing when it was announced that the Nobel Prize in Litterature this year goes to his Bobness.

Yeehaw.

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