[NCLUG] Trying to check ThinkPad support for Linux

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Apr 25 10:59:23 MDT 2010

On Sun, Apr 25, 2010 at 11:08:17AM -0600, Bob Proulx wrote:
> Chad Perrin wrote:
> > EMACS?  Eight-hundred Megabytes And Constantly Swapping?
> No.  You have confused it with Firefox! :-)

No, the FIRE in FIRE-Fox is F*ck It, Resources Exhausted.

> > Yeah, I've never heard of it (he says, while typing his reply in Vim).
> Must control fingers from typing in a response.  Must control fingers
> from typing in a response.  Must control fingers from typing in a
> response.  :-)
> Insert http://www.google.com/#q=emacs+vs+vi here because we have all
> been there and done that many times before.

To tell the truth, I find Vim kind of annoying at times too.  It's too
fat.  Unfortunately, nvi (my second favorite vi Platonic form
implementation) lacks a couple of must-have features, including usable
undo history management.

> P.S. There!  That should be proof positive that I can exercise
> self-restraint.  It is one of the many wonderful features available in
> Emacs. :-)

I adhere to the Unix philosophy, and use a separate SelfControl utility.
I can pipe stuff to it to get final output for inclusion in an email
quite easily.

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
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