IrrationalRose

Workaround for sRGB Colour Issue for Powerline on OS X May 29, 2015

Powerline for Emacs on OS X has a problem with its XPM arrows and sRGB colours. There is a rather lengthy discussion on Emacs’ mailing list about the root cause of the issue but without any substantial outcome.

In the meantime I thought I should take the matter to my own hands. I figure if the colour for the XPM arrow image is off by a little, maybe I can just apply a certain amount of offset to the colours used by...

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Emacs launcher Shell Script May 26, 2015

emacsl.sh is a shell script to conveniently manage Emacs in server/client mode.

Emacs launches slowly in ad-hoc mode. Every time you run emacs some.file a new instance of Emacs is launched and it takes a really long time to load all the scripts/plugins/etc before you can actually edit the file.

There is a faster way to use Eamcs. Emacs can be used in server/client mode where the server only need to be launched once...

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Introducing Emacs Launcher April 20, 2015

Emacs Launcher is an OS X menubar app to conveniently manage Emacs in server/client mode and offers OS X integrations such as Drag’n Drop and “Open with …” support.

My motivation to make Emacs Launcher was simply because Emacs launches slowly. Every time you run emacs some.file a new instance of Emacs is launched and it takes a really long time to load all the scripts/plugins/etc before you can actually edit the...

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How I Tweaked My Solarized Theme April 3, 2015

I am a recent convert to Solarized and so far I like it quite a bit better than what I used to use which was Monokai. I find Solarized’s dark theme easier on my eyes especially after a long day of work.

However as with almost everything Solarized isn’t perfect. Or rather, it wasn’t implemented to be exactly the way I wanted. Specifically the “line number” and “fringe” regions are of have a different background colour...

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