While I’m on the subject of Cygwin hacking, I discovered this man-page about the Cygwin X server: type
man XWinrc and read about how you can hack your systray icon to include a little launcher menu for you favorite X clients 8)
I don’t know why I haven’t ever got around to this, but here—finally—is a hack to have Cygwin only ever start one instance of emacs (especially important in cygwin, because Win32 does not appear to share program texts between processes… )
Sterling job, guys. I didn’t expect WordPress.com to be sending people in on Easter break to fix web servers, but you’ve put it back online quickly and without fuss—for a free service, this is excellent!
Cheers, and I hope you still had a happy Easter break.
I've finally completed the HTML character entity list I promised. Hopefully it'll be useful to someone besides myself.
Now I've got that listing frenzy out of my system, I'd best get on with actual work… 😀
I’m sure this observation has been made elsewhere, but I can’t find reference to it online.
Have you ever noticed the prolific use of mystical/fantastical words in computer jargon? I’m sure there is a significance, or at least a tongue-in-cheek pointing to the wizardly ways of early and contemporary computer experts. It is funny I suppose, and when you look at how wide-spread it is, it may be revealing of the hacker psych.