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Well, thankfully, summer classes are almost over (tomorrow is the last class). I have a big paper to write for one of them, due at the worst time possible - July 5th. The day after what is, probably, one of the busiest days of the year for the ambulance corps.

In follow-ups and news:

  1. tuxostat has been running for nearly a month in my apartment, and appears stable, albeit missing many planned features, and with a sub-optimal interface (and no SNMP yet).
    1. TuxTruck is still on the back burner.
  2. I’ve been playing around with the idea of writing a new electronic patient care report system for the ambulance corps, to replace our current three-year-old system (written in VB .NET and running on Windows). It would probably be coded in Python, with a wxWindows/wxPython GUI. I’ll start on a small demo version, but would like it to be fully modular, and eventually form a codebase for OpenEPCR.

Anyway, I’ve been doing a lot of work for my Building Data-Driven Websites class (well, alternate assignments, but still a lot of work). The latest project was an Ajax/DHTML calendar. Needless to say, this involved a lot of JavaScript work. To make it worse, I used a fair amount of sample code to get an idea of how to do things, and way too many of the snippets out there on the ‘net are in formats that are quite unfriendly for pasting into an Emacs console window.

So, I happened to come by Steve Yegge’s blog, with a posting on his JavaScript mode for Emacs. Not only does it seem cool, but it was also the only one I could find that does syntax highlighting and sane indentation (important for copied code snippets). So, I grabbed it from Google Code and - viola!


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