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M-x google-maps

Monday 28 June 2010 Emacs, Org, Google Maps Comments

Since I have started to use Org-mode, I though it was missing something to have appointment locations on a map. Of course, it's easy to get a LOCATION property from an entry, and then browse-url on Google Maps.

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Announcing rainbow-mode

Wednesday 16 June 2010 Emacs Comments

While customizing Emacs this last weeks, I had the need to customize also the color theme.

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Desktop notification support for Emacs

Wednesday 09 June 2010 Freedesktop, Emacs Comments

This last weeks, I've worked on implementing the Desktop Notification Specification into Emacs.

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Announcing erc-track-score

Monday 07 June 2010 Emacs, ERC Comments

A couple of months ago, I've started using ERC to hang out on IRC.

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Thoughts and rambling on the X protocol

Tuesday 01 June 2010 X11, EWMH Comments

Two years ago, while working on awesome, I joined the Freedesktop initiative to work on XCB. I had to learn the arcane of the X11 protocol and all the mysterious and old world that goes with it.

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Making startup-notification XCB native

I'm trying to work on XCB this week. And today I've started to accomplish the second step of a long term goal: making an X11 only library using XCB as its primary interface instead of Xlib.

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Announcing muse-blog

Wednesday 19 May 2010 Emacs Comments

Digging into the fabulous world of Emacs and Lisp, I wanted to use it to build my personal Web site and my blog.

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Entering the Emacs world

Monday 17 May 2010 Emacs, Gnus, Org Comments
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Python cairo and XCB support

Tuesday 22 December 2009 Python, Cairo, XCB, xpyb Comments

cairo has a Python binding (pycairo) since a long time, and some months ago a Python binding for XCB (xpyb) has been released.

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Teething troubles

Sunday 20 December 2009 Python, Cython Comments

It's not that often that I start something from scratch. It's an amazing feeling to start a new project, to start writing something new. I like that. It's creation, it's an artistic part of our computing stuff. I feel like a code artist.

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