Recent blog entries for orph

Posted a vacuous comment about an idea I've been thinking about free-time hacking...

The Cranky User: Throwing technology at the problem

My OLS 2001 paper "Making SOAP with Soup" can be found here. I'm quite proud of it, so please give it a read.

Public speaking becomes less nerve racking given time and repetition, right?

Helix Code Inc. is now Ximian Inc.

Frequently asked questions:

    Q: Ximi-wha?
    A: ZIM-EE-UN.

    Q: The name Ximian sucks.
    A: That is not a question.

Struggling with form validation for JSP and making it work in elegant/lazy fashion with EJB. More on this once I find The Right Solution(tm).

Created a silly new elisp to mimic the HOME button behavior of MSVC++. This means that pressing HOME will first go to the start of text, and if pressed again will go to the real beginning of line:

;; Emulates MSVC++ behavior of first HOME goes to start 
;; of text, press it again and point goes to start of line.
(defun my-home-key () 
  (let ((f (current-column)))
    (skip-chars-forward " \t")
    (if (= (current-column) f)
(global-set-key [home] 'my-home-key)

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