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  • Update: MSI Installer for GNU Emacs 26.2 for Windows

    Following the GNU Emacs 26.2 release, my MSI installer for GNU Emacs has been updated! (continue reading)

  • Querying Windows Registry from Emacs Lisp

    Recently I needed to query registry values from within Emacs. Emacs, being a cross-platform application mostly tailored to work on UNIX-like operating systems, lacks this functionality. As you can expect, I ended up writing a code which accomplishes the task. (continue reading)

  • Fixing Sleep Mode Issues in Windows 10 (8.1/8) by Disabling InstantGo Mode

    Recently I have encountered a problem while using a new laptop - sleep mode did not work reliably. Sleep mode is an important feature for me, so this state of affairs was not acceptable. The fix was rather illogical and it is impossible to accomplish via settings in the graphical user interface tools provided by the Windows operating systems. If you have newer hardware and ever encountered the issues when your Windows-based laptop will not go into sleep mode or will not wake up reliably, or you would put your laptop into sleep mode only to find two hours later that it is active and hot in your backpack - please, continue reading. Probably I have a solution for you worth investigating. (continue reading)

  • MSI Installer for GNU Emacs

    If you use GNU Emacs on Windows you might have noticed that on the official site the only download option for this platform is a ZIP-archive, no installer is provided. It is, of course, a very compatible option and, probably, most of the GNU Emacs users can integrate it with the operating system manually. Nevertheless, I think that there is no need to make it harder than it should be. It would be great if there was an installer. (continue reading)

  • Personal Notes on Corman Lisp 3.1 Release

    Today, as I announced earlier, the Corman Lisp 3.1 has been released after more than a decade-long break. Somehow it happened that I am one of the active maintainers of the Corman Lisp, so, I think, it might be appropriate to make a post on this site about how I became a maintainer, what motivated me to work on it and why I believe it is important. You will not find the release notes here because I think it is not the right place to post them. If you have at least mild interest in this implementation, I would suggest you to continue reading. (continue reading)

  • A Handmade External Antenna For a Mobile Modem or Router

    Recently I have completed my tiny DIY-project: an external antenna for a 3G modem/router so I decided to make a post to provide some additional details as well as to publish some photographs. You can find them at the end of the post. (continue reading)

  • Daemonize - a Tiny C Library for Programming the UNIX Daemons

    Whatever they say, writing System-V style UNIX daemons is hard. One has to follow many rules to make a daemon process behave correctly on diverse UNIX flavours. Moreover, debugging such a code might be somewhat tricky. On the other hand, the process of daemon initialisation is rigid and well defined so the corresponding code has to be written and debugged once and later can be reused countless number of times. (continue reading)

  • Fixing Emacs's FlySpell Mode for Texts with Multiple Alphabets

    Recently I have encountered a problem in Emacs when using flyspell-buffer command to spell-check a text in Emacs. I tracked down the problem and decided to report the bug. (continue reading)

  • dumpmem() - a Function to Dump an Area in RAM in Hexadecimal Format

    Today I want to share with you some code which helped me to track down a problem in a rather complex networking VoIP application. I believe it might be useful in other scenarios as well. (continue reading)

  • New RSS Feed Format

    Today I replaced jekyll-feed plug-in on the site with a feed temlate to make it easier for me to manage and tune the RSS feed settings. As a result, you might encounter some problems if you are subscribed on this site via an RSS reader. In this case, please, resubscribe. (continue reading)

  • Persistent Remote Terminal Session With TMUX

    The first thing I install on every UNIX machine on which I have enough administrative rights is tmux (terminal multiplexor) - I feel uncomfortable to connect to it via SSH otherwise. For example, you could encounter some problems with your Internet connection - any sudden disconnect might disrupt a lengthy operation like backup which might have been initiated from within the remote terminal session. I want my remote session to be persistent. (continue reading)

  • Launch!

    So, here goes yet another technical blog. The need to make one emerged after the realisation that I miss technical writing a lot since I left a university. Moreover, I hope that it will help me to improve my written English. (continue reading)

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