Xah Lee's Blog Archive 2009-02

Updated. Added a new section to Linden Scripting Language Problems. (computing; Second Life)

A new version of xlsl-mode. This version, added a feature to syntax color vectors, and few other minor improvements. See version history at file header for detail. Emacs LSL Mode (xlsl-mode) for Linden Scripting Language.

Started to sell my stuff in Second Life. See: Xah Productions.

Emacs Lisp Mode Syntax Coloring Flaw (computing)

Yaron Minsky Janestreet Talk (on OCaml; video)

Added a brief article “My Experiences With The Dvorak Keyboard Layout”, to the bottom of My Experience of Emacs vs XEmacs.

Problems Of Emacs's “man” Command (computing)

Discovered that my website is banned on the “Hacker News” website. For more detail, see: Ban Xah Lee.

CCTV-new-building
Added a new photo, the CCTV building, at Architecture Beauties.

How To Implement Keyword Completion in Emacs (computing)

What is Your Favorite Lisp (computing; essay)

A new version: Emacs LSL Mode (xlsl-mode) for Linden Scripting Language. This version suppports keyword completion. (computing)

“Free” Software Morality, Richard Stallman, Paperwork Bureaucracy (computing; software culture)

Misc tidbits.

• Testimony of Spc. Brandon Neely on torture at Guantanamo Testimony of Spc. Brandon Neely.

• Discovered that cigarette butts are actually bio-degradable (takes years though).

• Discovered mathematician Serge Lang. I recall having seen many Springer-Verlag math text books by him, though i've never happened to have read one of his. It turns out, he's quite a controversial guy. Check out his “File”, where he debunk several other prominent scientists of scam. Ok, i like Lang now. Check out his interview here: http://www.dipmat.unipg.it/~mamone/sci-dem/archivio/la-li.pdf

Shady academic papers and the ugly fighting among prominent academic figures abound. In the past all the way back to the Greeks, to today.

For example, the Sokal Affair debunks the so-called post-modernistic philosophical shit. For another recent account, the world's top mathematicians clawing each other's eyes out. See subsections at Shing-Tung Yau and Grigori Perelman.

• Added several new items to: The Free Lunch of Concerns of Concern of Children.

Emacs Lisp Idiom Templates. (computing)

Emacs: Usability Problems of Mode Documentation (computing)

Two new emacs tutorial: How To Add Menu in Emacs, How To Define Keymap and Menu In Your Emacs Major Mode. (computing)

Misc Tidbits.

Discovered Wikipedia article: Adult documentary. It means a web page with sex related material, sometimes explicit photos, but is not porn site. About 3% of my site's pages are of this nature. e.g.

Discovered Wikipedia article: Traumatic insemination. This is quite funny. Some insects,when having sex, instead of aiming penis for the vagina, it just pokes a hole in the female's tummy and inject semen there. LOL. Quite a novelty. This reminds me of the Borg in StarTrek. They assimilate others by similar method.

Discovered Flac, a lossless compression format for audio files.

I found out today, that a Wikipedia article on the torture porn Cindy's Torment, has been removed. This is a story that sparked internet censorship in the 1990. I have now mirrored the article here: Wikipedia Article on Cindy's Torment.

How To Define Templates In YASnippet (computing; emacs)

A new version of xlsl-mode. A emacs mode for editing Linden Scripting Language. (computing; Second Life)

Update with new thumbnail index: Architectural Beauties. (photography; architecture)

mopimoth
Annotated a short science fiction: The Metamorphosis of Prime Intellect. A torture porn fantasy; a scenario of a omnipotent machine; a characterization of human animals as pursuit process.
Michael J Fox, interviewed by Katie Couric.

Note that Michael J Fox has Parkinson's disease. What's Parkinson's disease? In short, it is a brain disorder that impair movement abilities. In a extreme form, no control of muscles.

polyhedron n nekos-s
Added screenshot of Truchet tiles, at: Math in Second Life ₂. (math; Second Life)

A Typing Game in Emacs. (computing)

Emacs Menu Usability Problem (computing)

A image editing problem. (a question on how to edit a bitmapped image of a painting to improve its tonal quality)

perm url: Sexual Harassment Prevention: Sign Here Before You Have Sex.

Updated and added some extra photos to: Review Of Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard.

A new project on emacs: emacs2010, hosted on google code. Spend some 5 hours to write a project plan: http://code.google.com/p/emacs2010/wiki/DeveloperIntro.

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