Emacs: Rebinding Caps Lock to Ctrl

I was reading this piece, The Beginners Guide to Emacs, which suggested making the Caps Lock Key into CTRL. I’ve been using emacs for years, and it never occurred to me to make this change. Lovely! Since it isn’t in the instructions, I’d thought I’d make a note here in case it comes up in the future. This version simply makes CapsLk into Ctrl.

$ sudo emacs /etc/default/keyboard

Then add: 

XKBOPTIONS="ctrl:nocaps"

$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure keyboard-configuration
$ shutdown -r now

Beaker Browser

“Beaker uses a peer-to-peer protocol called Hyperdrive. ‘Hyperdrives’ are like websites. They store webpages, pictures, media, user data, and so on. Hyperdrives power a lot of Beaker’s best features.

Peer-to-peer means that you host data directly from your device.

One fun attribute of peer-to-peer is ‘co-hosting.’ This is where you help keep a hyperdrive online by storing the data and contributing bandwidth to other users. It happens temporarily when you visit a hyperdrive, but you can turn it on permanently for sites you like.”

Beaker Browser

Min, The Minimalist Web Browser

See quick definitions and answers with information from DuckDuckGo, including Wikipedia entries and more. Jump to any site quickly with fuzzy search. Or search through the full text of every page you’ve visited, even if you don’t remember the title.

Min

I haven’t tried this browser. I like the idea. But, I think being able to use a SOCKS5 proxy is important, and I don’t see that functionality on a casual scan. Still, I thought it might be worth looking into as a secondary browser.

NetHack / The NetHack Learning Environment

Reminded of NetHack this morning after hearing of Facebook’s release of The NetHack Learning Environment.

“NetHack is one of the oldest and arguably most impactful videogames in history, as well as being one of the hardest roguelikes currently being played by humans. It is procedurally generated, rich in entities and dynamics, and overall an extremely challenging environment…”

I’ve only played this casually, but it’s very complex. It might be a fun project to learn a little bit about artificial intelligence. Or, you might simply wish to play the game yourself.

Worth a look. It’s free and runs on pretty much any computer you’d want to use. Almost everyone will want to get a version with graphic tiles.