8 Dec 2001 jao   » (Journeyer)

Galeon. 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 time!).

FreeBSD. Still happily working with it at home. The portupgrade 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 decorations are nicer, i think... i always get tired of the windowmaker title bars: they are too big for my taste!).

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