Author: jason

  • Build and install emacssnapshot packages on Debian Stable

    Despite emacssnapshot only providing prebuilt packages for Debian unstable, building and installing the packages on stable is quite straight forward. I wrote a script to automate it. I’m sure there are better ways to do this, but it works for me. Thanks to twb for feedback on the script. Sorry I was too lazy to […]

  • New host

    I migrated to a new host. If you can see this, you are looking at emacstragic on the new host.

  • Wan’t to help organise a Perl conference in Sydney in 2017? Apply within!

    Some of us at the Sydney PM group and the #australia  Perl IRC channel have been discussing holding an perl conference in Sydney in 2017. If this is something you are interested in attending or organising, please get in touch. You can find us on #australia on or Join our conference organising mailing list: […]

  • Automatically lookup amazon books on booko

    Automatically lookup amazon books on booko

    I love books and I love booko. So I decided to help Amazon help me check prices on booko with a little Tampermonkey script. It makes the ISBN-13 on Amazon a clickable link that will open a new tab to booko and search for that ISBN. Give it a go!

  • Finished my workbench!

    I finished my workbench. It took me about 12 months and a broken toe to do it. Very happy with the result but now I need to fit the vice. I copied Paul Sellers’ design from his YouTube videos. In fact his videos inspired me to get into woodworking to start with.

  • I am transitioning GPG keys

    —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash: SHA1 I am transitioning GPG keys from an old 4096-bit RSA key to a new 4096-bit RSA key. This transition document is signed with both keys to validate the transition. If you have signed my old key, I would appreciate signatures on my new key as well, provided that your […]

  • Waves in the Sydney Skyline

    Lovely clouds over Sydney showing waves in the atmosphere

  • Origami Octahemioctahedron

    I made an Octahemioctahedron  from John Montroll’s book A Plethora of Polyhedra in Origami

  • Command Option R on a Windows keyboard

    Today I had to do an OS X internet recovery but I only had a Windows keyboard. Normally the keyboard combination to launch the Internet Recovery on Macs is Cmd+Option+R but I couldn’t find the right combination on the Windows keyboard. After much googling and experimenting, it turns out its Windows+Alt+R

  • A Square Troublewit

    I made an origami square troublewit.