Brad Lucas

Programming, Clojure and other interests

Emacs Install Ispell On Mac

September 7, 2017

If you try the ispell command get the following:

Starting new Ispell process ispell with en dictionary...
apply: Searching for program: No such file or directory, ispell

Install ispell with brew

$ brew install ispell
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Turn Off Auto Bulleting In Outlook

September 6, 2017

I have a tendency to sign my emails with a - Brad. With a new install of Outlook on my Mac (15.37) I found it has an annoying (to me) feature which turns a dash into a signal to auto-indent because it is anticapating a bullet list.

Here is how to turn that feature off.

  • Outlook -> Preferences- AutoCorrec - AutoFormat - Turn off 'Automatic bulleted lists'
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Updated Gitx For New Laptop

September 5, 2017

My new laptop is running Sierra 10.12 and my existing GitX at versino 0.7.1 doesn't run.

  • Old Laptop- Mac OSX 10.11 El Captain - GitX 0.7.1

The repo for GitX has details.

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September 4, 2017

LinkedIn has this feature that proposes to link to certificates earned at various MOOCs. I noticed today that it is a bit broken. I have one coursera class certificate connected but the others are not. From the coursera side the one that is connected is prompted to be connected while the others have no option to connect.

As an alternative I started a git repo with all of my certificates and used links from the repo to connect with my LinkedIn profile.


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Emacs For Mac

September 3, 2017

Setting up a new machine. Here is the Emacs I setup.

$ brew tap railwaycat/emacsmacport
$ brew update
$ brew install emacs-mac
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