Welcome to this post, the 72nd edition of The Weekly Head Voices, and a momentous one at that. For the first time, I’m writing the WHV using my favourite operating system with editing function, Emacs. To those of you who don’t know Emacs, this might mean that I’ve finally gone around the bend.
I can report that it is a very happy place.
(there will be more Emacs shenanigans in the near future.)
During this past week, I wrote at least three blog posts (as far as I know):
- Publish to WordPress with Emacs 24 and org2blog – A super-nerdy post on vxlabs explaining how you too can use Emacs, the operating system with editing function, to write and publish your WordPress blog posts.
- South Africa, why are you not running Linux? – wherein I explain that it would be much better for the South African national economy and technology ecosystem to kick its proprietary software (Microsoft, Apple, etc.) dependency and standardise on open source.
- Ernestine teaches Charl isiXhosa Lesson 1 – The first in a new series of posts that I’m super excited about, during which I take you along on my (slow) journey learning isiXhosa, one of our national languages, With Clicks(tm).
I also had time to enjoy a large number of these home-made (grandparents’ home that is) goodies:
as well as some of this:
… and then I finally got around to upgrading my main development laptop from Ubuntu version 12.04 to verson 14.04, code-named Trusty Tahr.
IT’S FULL OF STARS.