Tiling window managers talk

I just finished the english translation of the speaker notes for my talk about tiling window managers I gave at the C-Base for the Ubuntu Berlin user group last thursday. Here are the original notes in german and here’s the english translation. As for my last few talks, I took my notes down with org-mode,…

Showing the current directory in Emacs’ mode line

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 of mode-line-format, which might break…

Varnish, a faster Squid

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 disk by the proxy, while…