Emacsclient Does Not Recognise Compose Key Sequences

Originally published 2021/10/27. Updated to inclue the restart emacs point I run pretty often into this issue, so this is a checklist for me. Issue being, that I cannot use Compose key sequences to type out the characters I need. Case in point being, the apostrophe ’ and the quote marks “” , ‘’ that I use, all the live long day. Make sure that emacs is running as a service....

November 20, 2021

Pycharm Does Not Recognise Compose Key Sequences

Did I not just write about this, the other day with Emacs? I did, but Pycharm seems to have the same affliction. Pycharm, just like Emacs, stubbornly refuses to accept my Compose key combinations. Which means … you guessed it, no ‘,”,“ or ’ punctuation and all the other affordances, Compose gives me. Considering that I need both, Pycharm as well as Emacs in my life, it behooved me, that I go solve this too....

November 9, 2021

To my Teachers, With Gratitude

Shoutouts of Gratitude to the teachers who I learnt programming from over the past couple of years … Kushal Das, for bringing me in, teaching me the ropes and assuring me there was a place for me here Reuven Lerner, who unravelled Python for me and made me realise that languages were small, and the reason I was struggling was not Python, but because I wanted to understand all of computer science in too short a time frame....

October 27, 2021

On the Difference Between Coding, Programming, Engineering, and Computer Science

My homepage lists my new career shift as “This is me, attempting to reinvent myself as a journeyman programmer. (aiming at craftsmanship)” I’ve never warmed to the term coder. For some reason, it never meshed with the way I thought about my new career and the work I wanted to do. And I couldn’t quite articulate just how I thought they were different. Today as I began reading The Secret Life of Programs though, I found author Jonathan E....

August 3, 2021

Jason Learns Django

Meta post. More than Django itself, I am beginning the phase of my journey, where now I write code and install programs and do all the things. Am committing 2 hours to this daily, on weekdays along with a tiny what did I learn post. I am beginning with Django itself, and if I have difficulties with any underlying concepts, I will quickly dive down and write code to understand those....

April 22, 2021