Susam Pal

On Technology, Mathematics, Etc.

Lisp in Vim with Slimv or Vlime

By Susam Pal on 07 Dec 2019

Introduction: Fifteen years ago, writing Lisp code in Vim was an odd adventure. There were no good plugins for Vim that assisted in structured editing ...

Sinkholed

By Susam Pal on 03 Dec 2019

Introduction: On 26 Nov 2019 at 14:55 UTC, I logged into my server that hosts my website to perform a simple maintenance activity. Merely three ...

File Transfer with SSH, Tee, and Base64

By Susam Pal on 19 Nov 2019

Computer servers deployed in a secure environment may allow SSH sessions but forbid SCP, SFTP, and execution of remote commands without a login shell. Such ...

Good Quality DOSBox Video Capture

By Susam Pal on 15 Jun 2019

IBM/LCSI Logo in DOSBox: Once in a while, I fire up one of the vintage DOS games or language interpreters in DOSBox for nostalgia's sake. ...

Temperature Conversion

By Susam Pal on 05 Jan 2014

Approximation Problem: Everytime I travel to the US, one thing that troubles me a little is having to convert temperature from the Celsius scale to ...