Talos II available for pre-order

The Talos II is now available for pre-order. It is the more affordable, more power-efficient successor to the Talos I machine I wrote about in a previous post. This is a very affordable machine for how powerful it will be, and there are minimal mainboard + CPU + RAM bundles (e.g., this one), around which …

Talos Secure Workstation

This is a very important machine that really deserves to get built. Anyone who cares about Free Software should consider funding this project at some level, and spreading the word to their friends. If this project succeeds, it will bootstrap a market for new, owner-controlled performant desktop machines. If it fails, no such computers will …

Excorporate 0.7.0 released in GNU ELPA

I finished getting Excorporate and all its dependencies into GNU ELPA. Excorporate lets Emacs retrieve calendar items from an Exchange server. I had to rewrite the default UI to use Org Mode, because Calfw isn’t entirely copyright-assigned to the FSF yet. The Calfw UI is still there for reference, but as a text file so …

Crossgrading from Fedora 22 i686 to x86_64

I’ve always upgraded my Fedora laptop incrementally using the recommended tools (yum, preupgrade, fedup). For this reason, my initial decision to install i686 Fedora (back when 32-bit compatibility was important) has carried through, and I’ve always used i686 Fedora, even though the CPU supports x86_64. Recently I wanted to try out Mezzano in a virtual …

Excorporate 0.6.0: Exchange integration for Emacs

Here is Excorporate version 0.6.0. New in this release: – Support for overriding settings autodiscovery by manually configuring an EWS URL – A check to prevent soap-client conflicts with other packages – Handle user@sub.domain.com/autodiscover.domain.com autodiscovery case – Support for Exchange 2013 (via the new API addition, exco-server-version) Thanks to everyone who tested autodiscovery on the …

Excorporate: EWS support for Emacs

I use Exchange at work for calendaring. I also use terminal-mode emacsclient when I’m logged in from another machine. In that scenario I can’t easily open a web browser to use Outlook Web Access. It annoyed me that I couldn’t check my schedule from within a terminal Emacs session. Thus, I did the only sensible …