8 Dec 2001
(updated 8 Dec 2001 at 22:45 UTC) »
. Since a few weeks ago, galeon
has become my default
browser, substituting konqueror. It's quicker, nicer, and
has a few featurettes i like (and konqueror lacks); for instance
it opens new documents using the running instance (if any),
and has a nice google, google groups and dictionary
toolbar. It also supports anti-aliasing, and new windows do
not take ages to pop up.
Procmail. I've learnt to use procmail to filter my
mail, and use it in conjunction with wmbiff. I've tried
also mutt again, but will stick to gnus for reading mail:
i'm too used to its philosophy (mail == news), and it offers
better integration with emacs.
Vim and Emacs. I've played a little with vim. It's
ok, but i find it far inferior to the almighty emacs. These
days i've written some emacs skeletons, with a little bit of
elisp (dusting my GNU Emacs Lisp Reference
Manual copy) and, boy, emacs rocks!.
New journey. Definitely, i'm going to learn Ocaml, and probably mmdk (the
MMIX development kit) will be written using this nifty
functional, object-oriented language. I already own Cousineau
and Mauny's book, and have ordered Objective
Caml (in French, i'll have to learn two languages at a
FreeBSD. Still happily working with it at home.
utilities are almost making me forget apt-get :-). I'm also
using blackbox again (instead of windowmaker): after trying
it again, i've found it noticeably faster (and the window
are nicer, i think... i always get tired of the windowmaker
title bars: they are too big for my taste!).