Archive for May, 2008

Showing the current directory in Emacs’ mode line

Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Today I got tired of always looking up, where all these little files named "_show.rhtml", "_list.rhtml" and their ilk are living, and patched the emacs mode line to include the last element of the current buffer's directory. http://www.emacswiki.org/cgi-bin/wiki/ModeLineDirtrack describes something very similar, but it repeats the whole mode line definition ...

Live syntax-checking JavaScript with Emacs

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

There are quite some options for doing live syntax checks from within Emacs. A good one is using Steve Yegge's relatively new js2-mode for javascript editing which has a javascript parser built in. But that is not what this blog post will be about. The other option is to use flymake ...

Varnish, a faster Squid

Monday, May 5th, 2008

I just stumbled across Varnish, an HTTP cache and modern alternative to Squid. The config file is compiled into a shared library at startup, logging is done in-memory and paging out unused pages to disk is left to the OS. With squid, an unused cached page is explicitly written to ...