One reason might be the owner wanting to say "I'm worth $100 million on paper!" There's also the potential it's part of one of those pump-and-dump scams, and that people are getting emails right now saying "don't miss this hot stock! Up 10,000% this month alone!"
Seriously? I played around with emacs this weekend, and used it exclusively at work today.. I kept restarting it because I thought evil was bugging out.
I'd agree that evil mode is quite nice, and emacs seems like something useful to know. It really depends what you prefer. I'm trying out emacs specifically for the formatting plugins as vim seems to fall behind in that regard.
You get a computing environment which "breathes" Lisp and is itself mostly built up from a fully hackable Lisp codebase.
I can highly recommend Bozhidar Batsov's Emacs Prelude as a nice foundation for building a personalized configuration. Just fork it and put your personal .el files under the "personal" subdirectory; then "git fetch ... && git merge" to keep up to date with improvements committed to the author's repository.
You get access to things like org mode and magit and deep REPL integration and an integrated package manager. You get the ability to configure absolutely everything in elisp. Many experienced Emacsers routinely write small snippets of elisp to automate some task. This goes well beyond adding a key bindings here and there, or the odd macro, and is really amazingly powerful.
No. This has been discussed ad nauseam already. Vimscript offers a limited API to some functionality of Vim. Emacs is written in Elisp, and thus, everything is accessible and changeable in Elisp. What is more, Emacs and Elisp were designed from the ground up with malleability in mind.
I liked Reddit back when it was less well known. Now, it just appears that the content appeals to the lowest common denominator. Some of the content is still great (i.e. r/dwarffortress), but a lot of the site has degraded into junk. If anyone has some good subreddits that are still decent, I'd love to know what they are.
I don't use reddit so have a fairly basic understanding of how it works but looking at all these replies about subreddits, it struck me that basically reddit is a web2.0 version of usenet. So I guess that means good content is there, you just need to know where to look :)
P.S. for the redditors: I have nothing against reddit, it's just that I'm already drowning in information and never found the time to get in to it.
That's actually a pretty decent analogy. Obviously the focus on posting links and ranking and such is different, but the user experience of someone totally new is similar. As is the searching for tiny pockets of awesome in a sea of idiocy.
You could also check out Hubski. It's a much smaller new community with completely different social feed mechanisms. I like it quite a bit, though the volume of users is small (but growing). The owner coded it from the open source HN code. There have always been differences in the features and mechanics, but mk just completed a redesign that completely removed even stylistic similarities.
Time to hit 'reply' and see how badly I mangled this post typing on my phone...
and if you unsubscribe from pics, funny, adviceanimals, aww, and atheism (regardless of whether you are or not, it's just not high quality content), you'll find that things suddenly get a whoooole lot better
This blog seemed rather negative about the system, but I'm still excited to see how OUYA turns out. I know that I can hook up a box to a tv, and program for it. Most programmers know that. However, it's the idea that you're programming for a standalone console that just makes me want to code.