Mike Andrews


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Emacs Outline to HTML Converter

27 Oct 2006

The outline can be a powerful tool for organizing your thoughts or for presenting information. They're a bitch to do on paper, though; that's why I try to use computers to generate them. Until I discovered the simplicity of the emacs outline-mode, I used to go nuts trying to restructure the outlines I was generating in WYSIWYG word processing packages. Emacs makes it about as easy as it can get to push stuff around, completely neglecting any kind of numbering, fancy formatting, and tabbing. It's just asterisks! Brilliant! But, the thing looks like hell if you ever print it out to bring to a meeting. My solution: a perl script that converts the outline to HTML. Share and enjoy!

[The Media Application Server (MAS)

The Media Application Server (MAS)

09 Jul 2006

When people ask me about MAS, I tell them it's "Sound for the X Window System". Then, I say, "Yeah, network transparent, platform independent sound. You know how you can run your X applications over the network? Well, this gives those applications sound support." If they're still interested, I let 'em have it, "Actually, MAS is completely format-independent. It doesn't care what kind of data it handles, it only knows about sequences of timed events on timestamped data. So you can do video, or any conceivable future time-sensitive data." This is what I've been doing at Shiman Associates Inc. for the past 3 years.

Information updated on Friday, 26 October 2007.