The Cranky Sysadmin A world of technology, fun, and ignorant rants.

October 26, 2015

Developing Node in Emacs on Ubuntu

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:00 am

I am impressed by my first impressions of node.js. It feels very Unix-like. If you want to develop node in emacs, a good place to start might be Truong TX blog. My setup differs a bit from his. You can find my whole emacs environment on github. Outside of emacs, you of course should have node and npm installed. I then installed Tern with ‘npm install tern -g’. The relevant snip from my emacs init is below

;; if you aren't running a package manager, you'll need to
;; require js2-mode, ac-js2-mode, tern-mode, tern-auto-complete
;;
;; javascript using js2-mode and tern
(add-hook 'js2-mode-hook 'ac-js2-mode)
(add-hook 'js2-mode-hook (lambda() (tern-mode t)))
;; I have tern in a non-standard directory
(setq tern-command '("/home/FOOFOO/node/bin/node" "/home/FOOFOO/.node_modules/bin/tern"))
(eval-after-load 'tern
 '(progn
 (require 'tern-auto-complete)
 (tern-ac-setup)))
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.json\\'" . js2-mode))
(add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist '("\\.js\\'" . js2-mode))
;; if you don't want to warn on missing semicolons,
;; uncomment the following
;; (setq js2-strict-missing-semi-warning t)

I don't know why I never used yasnippet before, but I've been wasting a lot of time without it. Add the following above any auto-complete sections:
(require 'yasnippet)
(yas-global-mode 1)

And with that, you should be able to settle into some nice node tutorials.

January 17, 2015

Roped In

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cranky Sysadmin @ 2:34 pm

At our last meeting, the Pentucket Radio Association elected me to the position of president. I hope that I can represent them well.

The club participates in several events during the year and ultimately, I’ll be responsible for their success. Like many other local clubs, we have some recruitment and outreach challenges and I will need to attend to those as well. I’ll blog about the more interesting public facing stuff, names excluded to protect the innocent.

November 18, 2014

Catastrophe While Tapping the Last Hole

Filed under: Uncategorized — Cranky Sysadmin @ 5:48 pm

I finally tapped the last of the 38 holes for my milling table. On the last hole, I broke the tap because I was in a hurry and really bore down on the tap. I’m not sure there is an easy way to remove the tap, and I’m not going to waste the work piece. It looks like I’ll be staring at that broken tap for as long as I use the milling table. The good news is that it was a hole in the corner, so I’m not likely to need to use it often.

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