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bio website iit.edu/~kbloom1
location Chicago, IL
age 31
visits member for 3 years, 3 months
seen Sep 30 '12 at 0:08

A PhD student in Computer Science, working on natural language processing, with a concentration in sentiment analysis.


Apr
5
awarded  Yearling
Nov
20
comment When is xargs needed?
@camh: They're potential pitfalls with both. In the shell, you have to worry about filenames getting split on spaces, tabs, and newlines. In xargs, you only have to worry about newlines. In xargs, if you're output is formatted properly, you can split words/filenames on the NUL character instead (xargs -0), which is useful in conjunction with find -print0.
Jun
23
comment Drop into an editor from inside aspell
emacs' aspell integration is totally different than vim's. If you look at the instructions, all vim's aspell is doing is shelling out to the aspell binary and running it in the console. That's not much integration at all.
Jun
23
comment Drop into an editor from inside aspell
It appears that aspell operates by loading the entire file into memory, making changes in memory, and then writing the whole file back when it finishes, relegating any modifications to the .bak file. I guess I could merge the changes afterwards, especially since I keep the thesis in git anyway.
Jun
23
comment Drop into an editor from inside aspell
This doesn't do what I want, which is to be able to interrupt the spell check process in the middle, fix something that's just a little bit beyond what aspell's interface lets me fix, and then continue spell checking where I left off.
Jun
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
22
asked Drop into an editor from inside aspell
Apr
15
awarded  Scholar
Apr
15
awarded  Supporter
Apr
15
accepted Using NIS without NFS
Apr
15
awarded  Student
Apr
15
asked Using NIS without NFS
Apr
5
awarded  Teacher
Apr
5
answered How to copy a file from my home folder to /usr
Apr
5
comment How to copy a file from my home folder to /usr
@powerwade: the error message that he gets when he uses sudo isn't what you'd see if you had limited sudo rights.
Apr
5
awarded  Autobiographer