1. Auto-starting Emacs smerge-mode for Git

    I love that Emacs notices merge conflicts in Bazaar versioned files, highlighting the differences in green and pink. It's a small thing, but I really miss this automation for when working with Git — I have to manually type M-x smerge-mode.

    Emacs smerge-mode highlighting a conflict

    The feature works by looking for conflict files and markers …

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  2. Raising concerns about ACTA and TPP

    The recent resounding defeat of ACTA in the European Parliament has given me a lot of hope. Many citizens took the time to contact members of parliament and this seems to have made all the difference. I hope that Australian can also reject this harmful agreement. That won’t happen …

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  3. Choice, please speak out against DRM

    *The following is a letter written to Choice, the leading Australian consumer advocacy organisation.

    I urge Choice to speak out against products like the Amazon Kindle electronic book reader. They use Digital Restrictions Management (DRM) technology to restrict your basic freedoms.

    The Kindle uses DRM technology to give Amazon full …

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