macOS Emacs 26 display-line-numbers, neotree and me, or How I Became an Emacs Power User Today

I’ve been reviving my GNU Emacs config as part of becoming a more active daily user. I typically use a macOS workstation, sometimes connecting to Linux machines (tramp/ssh). The release of Emacs 26.1 about a week ago gave me additional impetus to consume Emacs’s customizable, extensible goodness.

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Hardware CapsLock as Control key in iOS SSH client using blink.sh

I’ve been searching for a way to use CapsLock as another Control key on iOS for as long as there has been hardware keyboard support in iOS. (Emacs habits never die!)1 I have legacy USB and bluetooth keyboards that I’d like this to work with.

  1. Many of Emacs functions and commands are bound to the Control. Using the location of the CapsLock key as another Ctrl key reduces strain in the keyboard hand. 

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Kubernetes 1.10 on Ubuntu 18.04 bare-metal single host

I needed to resurrect a kubernetes cluster that had been running for over four months straight. I tried using conjure-up after my old kubespray (was kargo) configs no longer worked. I got a kubeadm kubernetes 1.10 deployment working quickly on an Ubuntu 18.04 (LTS) host.

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Adding a Webcam to Homekit Using a Raspberry Pi 3

Previously, I had setup HomeKit connecting to Nest thermostat and Belkin WeMo devices using Homebridge project. I had on my TODO list for a long time to put a webcam on HomeKit. At the end of some twists and turns it ended up being relatively easy, had I known the following from the start.

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Extending HomeKit with Homebridge and Raspberry Pi to All the Things

What to do with a Nest thermostat, Belkin WeMo smart switches and lights, web services, and custom home-grown sensors in an Apple household? Can HomeKit talk to non-HomeKit devices? An excellent project named Homebridge along with its user-provided plugins has the answers.

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