Artur Malabarba over on Endless Parentheses has a short post about embedding a YouTube video directly from org-mode. I haven't tried using it in org2blog yet, but I'm hoping/expecting that it'll work there, too.

I've recently switched to using homebrew as my source for Emacs on OS X  after seeing this blog post by Philip Ingram.

I recently blogged about Google and Samsung starting to offer regular security patches for their Android devices.

I've been doing a reasonable amount of Clojure development recently and like a lot of other Lisp dialect have marveled at the ease of separately pulling out the keys and values from a map. This is a very common operation after all, but C++ does only appear to support manual key or value extraction from a std::map.

Some security researchers from UCSD showed a proof of concept exploit via one of the dongles that appears to be also used by car insurance companies to monitor your driving "to give you discounts for good driving". I'm not really a fully paid up subscriber of the tin foil hat brigade but stuff like this makes me glad that I'm still opting for the old-fashioned way of paying for car insurance. Of course the fact that over half our fleet is too old to be OBD-II compliant may have some bearing on that as well...