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Entries from March 2007

MetaweblogFS: Ruby, FUSE, XML-RPC, oh my

March 31st, 2007 · 9 Comments

I have been wanting to learn [Ruby](, and
I recently started playing with [FUSE](, for
creating file systems in user space in Unix.
And a couple of days ago, [Marcel]( asks
me if I knew of any blogging client that would allow complete offline
editing of the posts as files, and then synchronize them. That was
enough to plant the seed [...]

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Using Locomotive as your default Ruby at Aral Balkan – How to use the (nicer) Ruby environment included with Locomotive instead of the one shipped with MacOS X. (0)

The Ultimate Getting Things Done Index – Pretty all-encompassing site linking to GTD-related resources. (0)

How to match multi-line regular expressions in Emacs Lisp

March 27th, 2007 · 5 Comments

I was trying to fix the Emacs Template Toolkit mode file so that it correctly highlights multi-line directives. I could not find how to tell Emacs to make “.” match also a newline, but I found that the negative clause [^...] will match anything that is not specified, including newlines. So by using it with [...]

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Open Sources: Voices from the Open Source Revolution – Full text of "Open Sources: voices from the open source revolution" by O’Reilly (0)

Mac OS X settings tips – A useful list of commands for manipulating hidden settings in MacOS X (0)

New server

March 19th, 2007 · No Comments

I just finished the transition of this blog (and other domains owned by me and Susana) from a server hosted at home to a proper server at a hosting facility, shared with our friends Annie and Tadek. Everything seems to have gone well, including migration of web and mail services. There shouldn’t be any visible [...]

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WordPress – From Install to Pimped Out – Nice list of tricks for improving a wordpress install (0)

Because We Can – This is just too cool: a snippet of code that runs on C, C++, Perl, TeX, LaTeX, PostScript, sh, bash, zsh and Prolog, and does a different thing in each one. I have test it in all of them. (0)