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A Guide to Installing Arch in VirtualBox | Revised December 2015 Dec 23, 2015

Author’s Note on December 23, 2015 I’ve gone through and applied a long-overdue update and overhaul to these instructions. They will, do doubt, become dated again before long, though. So please continue to check for useful contributions from commenters in … Continue reading

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Using Quinnipiac's BobcatNet With 'netctl' Apr 16, 2013

I use a Linux machine with Quinnipiac’s wireless network, BobcatNet.  I have until recently used ‘netcfg’ as my wireless network manager, as it’s both highly configurable and the default network manager for Arch, my Linux distro.  I had shared my netcfg … Continue reading

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Using Quinnipiac's BobcatNet With Linux Feb 5, 2013

Update 4/16/2013: My Linux distro, Arch, has changed its default network manager from netcfg to netctl. The details in this post should still work for users of netcfg, but I’ve also posted my new netctl settings here. Quinnipiac University’s IT … Continue reading

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Setting Up VirtualBox Shared Folders Dec 31, 2012

In my previous post on installing Arch Linux in VirtualBox, I’d mentioned that I’d eventually add information on sharing folders and files between Arch and the host operating system.  I wasn’t going to get around to writing this up for … Continue reading

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A Guide to Installing Arch in VirtualBox Dec 22, 2012

I’ve now posted a revised version of this guide. Click here to go to the newer post. Author’s Note (12/26/2012): This post has been updated to take advantage of some of the excellent corrections and constructive criticism provided by the … Continue reading

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Sending Email in Emacs Aug 1, 2011

In the past, I’ve written some step-by-step tutorials on how to get the w3m Web browser and the VM mail client working in Emacs.  In the latter tutorial, I explained how to read mail in Emacs.  Today, I’m posting another … Continue reading

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Setting Up a VM Mail Client in Emacs Jun 22, 2011

Here’s another Emacs setup guide, this time for checking your email within Emacs using a mail client mode called View Mail, or ‘vm’.  Like the Emacs-w3m Web browser I went over earlier, this one is easy to use, but can … Continue reading

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Installing the w3m Web Browser in Emacs Jun 22, 2011

In a previous post, I discussed all the amazing things you can do with Emacs, including browsing the Web and reading your email. At the same time, I admitted that some of the extensions, or “modes” as users call them, … Continue reading

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