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Haskell Platform on Mac OS X (with clang 5)

The workaround presented in this blog post is somewhat cleaner and I would recommend usind it instead of the hack I describe below.

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vim-like ctrl+v enter in Emacs

Suppose you have a list like this foo, bar, baz, quux in your Emacs buffer, but you’d rather have one element per line like this foo bar baz quux What to do? In vim this is easy: :%s/,/^M/g where ^M … Continue reading

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Speeding up the startup time of Mac OS’s Terminal.app

Terminal.app is very important to me as I use a lot of console based programs, so it’s very annoying if I have to wait a few seconds for it to start up. Recently, I stumbled across a helpful blog post … Continue reading

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Development environment for the STM32F4DISCOVERY board on Mac OS

This is just a quick post with information on how to get up and running with a development environment for the STM32F4DISCOVERY evaluation board which is a cheap and fun way to get started with developing software for ARM microcontrollers. … Continue reading

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Thunderbird line breaking behaviour

Because I keep forgetting which options to set to force Thunderbird to send and display line breaks instead of flowed plain text emails that may or may not come out right at the other end (usually those emails exhibit unsightly … Continue reading

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IMAP Push with Dovecot and K-9 Mail on Android

Having had the unfortunate experience that K-9 Mail on Android set to polling mail every 10 minutes almost caused my telephone to burn a hole in my jeans pocket I investigated the IMAP push functionality. Luckily there’s already an informative … Continue reading

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Snippets for LaTeX + Emacs users

I’ve been using Emacs to edit LaTeX for some time now, mostly resorting to AUCTeX’s keyboard commands to insert fonts, environments and some other stuff that I need in some documents. But I’m also a big fan of yasnippet, the … Continue reading

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MacBook Pro graphics card switching tool

After a good two months of being annoyed by a burning hot MacBook Pro with short battery life, I discovered gfxCardStatus, a menu bar application that lets you choose between the integrated and discrete graphics card manually or based on … Continue reading

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Alfred program launcher for Mac OS X

Just discovered Alfred, a free program launcher for Mac OS X (including 10.7 aka Lion), that works really well as a replacement for Quicksilver. Cool feature: Includes a calculator mode (but of course it’s not nearly as nice and feature … Continue reading

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Time Machine Backup on GNU/Linux

Time Machine for Mac OS is actually a nice backup tool that I use religiously (and that saved my data at least once from total annihilation) since it came out. But what I did not know is that you could … Continue reading

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