I saw Andrew Hyatt post on Google+:
I skimmed my
~/.emacs and looked at all the little settings I think would make better defaults… For the complete file, see my current config file for Emacs on Windows.
(show-paren-mode 1) (winner-mode 1) (windmove-default-keybindings) (column-number-mode 1) (savehist-mode 1) (iswitchb-mode 1) (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-b") 'bs-show) (require 'dired-x) (setq dired-recursive-deletes 'top dired-recursive-copies 'top dired-dwim-target t) (setq sentence-end-double-space nil) (dolist (hook '(emacs-lisp-mode-hook lisp-mode-hook rcirc-mode change-log-mode texinfo-mode-hook)) (add-hook hook (lambda () (eldoc-mode 1) (set (make-local-variable 'sentence-end-double-space) t)))) (setq eshell-save-history-on-exit t) (setq cperl-hairy t cperl-electric-parens 'null) (add-hook 'cperl-mode-hook (lambda () (local-set-key (kbd "C-h f") 'cperl-perldoc))) (add-hook 'rcirc-mode-hook (lambda () (rcirc-track-minor-mode 1))) (defun describe-hash (variable &optional buffer) "Display the full documentation of VARIABLE (a symbol). Returns the documentation as a string, also. If VARIABLE has a buffer-local value in BUFFER (default to the current buffer), it is displayed along with the global value." (interactive (let ((v (variable-at-point)) (enable-recursive-minibuffers t) val) (setq val (completing-read (if (and (symbolp v) (hash-table-p (symbol-value v))) (format "Describe hash-map (default %s): " v) "Describe hash-map: ") obarray (lambda (atom) (and (boundp atom) (hash-table-p (symbol-value atom)))) t nil nil (if (hash-table-p v) (symbol-name v)))) (list (if (equal val "") v (intern val))))) (with-output-to-temp-buffer (help-buffer) (maphash (lambda (key value) (pp key) (princ " => ") (pp value) (terpri)) (symbol-value variable)))) (define-key isearch-mode-map (kbd "C-h") 'isearch-highlight-phrase) (put 'narrow-to-region 'disabled nil) (put 'not-modified 'disabled t) (put 'upcase-region 'disabled nil) (put 'downcase-region 'disabled nil)
November 25, 2013. Creative Commons released 4.0 versions of their licenses. Yeah! More info on their blog.
Cory Doctorow says the following on BoingBoing, which is where I learned about the new versions:
I must say, I was always a bit annoyed when I saw the local versions of Creative Commons licenses. What does it mean for me, when I live in Switzerland, host stuff in the US, and said stuff is based on the Canadian port of the license? The FAQ now says: “Unless you have a specific reason to use a ported license, we suggest you consider using one of the international licenses.”
I also often wondered about additional rights we have here in Europe. For example, I might allow you to make copies of my face, but I can still control the use of said copies here in Switzerland using my “personality” rights. The blog post announcing the 4.0 versions of the licenses now says: “Where the licensor has publicity, personality, or privacy rights that may affect your ability to use the material as the license intends, the licensor agrees to waive or not assert those rights.”