Bryan Cantrill has been accused of verbal abuse by at least seven people

It sounds like Bryan Cantrill is thinking about organizing another computer conference. When he did that in 2016, I wrote a blog post about why I wouldn't attend, because, based on my experience as Bryan's former co-worker, I believed that Bryan Cantrill would probably say cruel and humiliating things to people who attended. I understand …

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Here’s my favorite operating systems war story, what’s yours?

When I was working on my operating systems project in university, I stayed up all night for weeks feverishly rebooting my test machine, hoping that THIS time my interrupt handler changes worked. I survived on a diet of raisin bagels, baby carrots, and Dr Pepper, and only left the computer lab to shower and sleep …

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Emacs key bindings for Firefox and other stupid “power user” tricks

I've just installed Fedora 9 and I'm doing the usual re-configuration drill to get things to work the Right Way. I use emacs. I want emacs key bindings in Firefox. Check out Firemacs from Kazu Yamamoto: http://www.mew.org/~kazu/proj/firemacs/ I agree with the advice about disabling the up and down arrow keys for editing so you can …

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