A new approach

Instead of trying to get emacs to work, maybe the right way to go about this is to try to learn how to script Outlook to do what I want. With the quick investigation I’ve done into the matter, it should be too hard to write a script that does something similar to mew/wl’s refile […]

My first emacs lisp function

So mew has special variable call mew-refile-guess-alist which lets you control how ‘refiling’ works.. i.e. how to guess the target folder of the ‘refile’ operation. Mew seems to, in general, offer a different way to read mail that comes from many lists… it works better if you have them all come to your inbox, read […]

Using the OSX input method with terminal emacs

Well, according to PC web, the only step I was missing (after all the stuff in the two previoius posts) was to turn off the “Escape non-ASCII sequences” option the Emulation section of Terminal.app’s “Window Settings’ dialog. Terminal.app has this clever feature, where if you start inserting Japanese into the terminal, it displays the pre-edit […]


Apparently ntfs support in linux has come a long way. I just used ntfsresize (driven by qtparted from knoppix 3.9) to downsize my Windows Server 2003 boot partition, and it totally worked with no problems. That’s pretty fricking amazing.

Remote desktop to a w2k3 machine through SSH

I’m on an XP client and trying to connect to a remote W2k3 server through an ssh gateway. Set up SSH so that a local port (not 3389) is forwarded to 3389 on the server. Run the remote desktop client from the command line. “mstsc /v:localhost:[forwarded_port] /console” The /console argument lets you connect without having […]

Frozen Sandwiches

A trick for bringing sandwiches to work: Normally, if you buy a loaf of bread at the beginning of the week, peel off two pieces each day to make a sandwich, and otherwise just leave it sitting out, it’ll get moldy by the end of the week, wasting a good part of the loaf. Putting […]