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Archives for March, 2011

Officially Spring

I declare yesterday to have been the sunniest day of the year thus far, and so was an excellent day to visit hitherto unexplored parts of Buckinghamshire. Here’s roughly where I went: Saw lots of strange animals: a pheasant, a red kite, and a small red mammal that cannot be classified using the standard blodgett […]

Emacs commit message mode

Here’s a really trivial Emacs major mode for editing Git and Mercurial commit messages: commit-msg-mode.el. It works in basically the same way as the Vim mode, highlighting the summary line, help text, etc. To use it, put it on your load-path and add the following to your .emacs: (autoload ‘commit-msg-mode “commit-msg-mode” “Major mode for editing […]

Deer in the way

Today I went for a walk near the house of my good friend and neighbour, the Queen. But the path through her garden was blocked by a herd of deer! Later on it brightened up a bit. Here is the bridge over Virginia Water: Virginia Water is a large man-made lake at the southern end […]