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A computer scientist at heart with a conviction for deduction.

I'm a poor mathematician but pretty decent with TeX. Let me return the favor!

TeX.SE rules.

Check out my blog over on @GitHub! It has (or will have) a lot of good resources:

  • StackExchange markdown reference (to link; things like explicit syntax highlighting and a short rundown of markdown)
  • Recommended TeX resources and editors

Insanely curious, slightly snarky, and a little absent-minded.

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comment Fast internet, super slow wifi
…what do you want us to say? "I suppose so"? Either this is OT or we're going to need more detail. (I'm not on SU often, but I am established on other SE sites.)
Jan
14
comment How do I test that a given mountpoint is mounted correctly?
Related: chat.stackexchange.com/transcript/message/19535018#19535018
Jan
14
comment How do I test that a given mountpoint is mounted correctly?
@ultrasawblade For NFS mounts, I think so. But this may not apply to CIFS mounts, for instance. I'm not sure.
Jan
13
comment How do I test that a given mountpoint is mounted correctly?
I fear this might truly be the case, but I'll wait for more exposure before I consider the case closed -- I'm curious to see if others have come up with various hacks around the problem. I see the logic in your point, but there are ways (e.g. for NFS, rpcinfo and showmount) to make very good guesses.
Jan
13
comment How can I determine the IP of a remote host in a shell script?
@Kenster the latter – alias resolving to different IP
Jan
13
comment How can I determine the IP of a remote host in a shell script?
I am very curious though -- can this answer be improved? It seems odd to me that I must use two calls to grep.
Dec
27
comment If I install a Linux VM, will I be able to work with ext filesystems from my Mac?
@barlop Well, now that I know it's possible, the how is a natural next step :) Thanks for the link!
Oct
20
comment Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs
@lawlist The if is evaluated as one would immediately expect though; I simply use it as a quick-toggle construction. That is, it works when the test is t.
Oct
20
comment Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs
@lawlist Well, I did include the [emacs] tag :( font-lock isn't one of them, as I recall
Oct
20
comment Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs
@lawlist Good to know, thanks. I don't think that'd have an impact in this case though.
Oct
20
comment Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs
@Downvoter, have the common courtesy to leave a suggestion as to how to make this question better. This is on-topic for this site.
Oct
20
comment Defining faces for syntax highlighting in Emacs
In fact, I just noticed that when using nil, all font lock fails.
Oct
17
comment Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs
Related, before I ask another Q (in case it's another silly mistake like this...) - is there any reason it should work for this face? gist.github.com/vermiculus/6b2e6aad3c2ec14dc20d @Drew Ah, I suppose there's no (easy) way then to mark comment-only syntax.
Oct
17
comment Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs
Thanks again. I did try to find a reference for the syntax of the regular expression here; since \\< isn't standard, there must be some documentation on it. I couldn't find it anywhere in the manual, however -- do you know where I should look?
Oct
17
comment Adding syntax highlighting for a comment section in Emacs
I thought for sure it was the comment-start in the syntax table. I'll try this asap, thanks
Oct
13
comment How can I properly interpret M4's $# variable without starting comment syntax in emacs?
@lawlist That's a partial fix: (modify-syntax-entry ?# "@" m4-mode-syntax-table) will work correctly for /^#.*$/, but will not work for /.*#.*$/ (as far as actual comment syntax is concerned).
Aug
8
comment How can I ask Org to copy CSS into the header?
might be of help: definitelyaplug.b0.cx/post/…
Jul
23
comment How many keyboard shortcuts are in Emacs?
There is simply no way to count them reliably. It's not hard to imagine that any editor worth professional usage will support adding shortcuts.
Jul
23
comment How can I fold arbitrary tags with nxml-mode?
Try it out with transform.xsl --- particularly the xsl:for-each on line 11 (but interestingly not the xsl:for-each on line 43).
Jul
23
comment How can I customize the background color for the active window in emacs?
@lawlist I discovered the active modeline group a little over a week ago---it's very helpful, but perhaps I'm just extremely unobservant :)