Episode 2: Thanksgiving, NPM and Malware in Free Software

-- Fri 30 November 2018
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In their second episode, Serge and Chris return from Thanksgiving thinking about malware in Free Software, specifically the NPM bitcoin attack found in event-streamer

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Chris mentioned that they changed their org-mode configuration inspired by the chat from our first episode to incorporate a priorities-based workflow. Maybe you want to look at Chris's updated org-mode configuration! It looks like so:

;; (c) 2018 by Christopher Lemmer Webber
;; Under GPLv3 or later as published by the FSF

;; We want the lowest and "default" priority to be D.  That way
;; when we calculate the agenda, any task that isn't specifically
;; marked with a priority or SCHEDULED/DEADLINE won't show up.
(setq org-default-priority ?D)
(setq org-lowest-priority ?D)

;; Custom agenda dispatch commands which allow you to look at
;; priorities while still being able to see when deadlines, appointments
;; are coming up.  Very often you'll just be looking at the A or B tasks,
;; and when you clear off enough of those or have some time you might
;; look also at the C tasks
;;
;; Hit "C-c a" then one of the following key sequences...
;;  - a for the A priority items, plus the agenda below it
;;  - b for A-B priority items, plus the agenda below it
;;  - c for A-C priority items, plus the agenda below it
;;  - A for just the agenda
;;  - t for just the A-C priority TODOs
(setq org-agenda-custom-commands
      '(("a" "Agenda plus A items"
         ((tags-todo
           "+PRIORITY=\"A\""
           ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy '(priority-down))))
          (agenda "")))
        ("b" "Agenda plus A+B items"
         ((tags-todo
           "+PRIORITY=\"A\"|+PRIORITY=\"B\""
           ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy '(priority-down))))
          (agenda "")))
        ("c" "Agenda plus A+B+C items"
         ((tags-todo
           "+PRIORITY=\"A\"|+PRIORITY=\"B\"|+PRIORITY=\"C\""
           ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy '(priority-down))))
          (agenda "")))
        ("A" "Agenda"
         ((agenda "")))
        ("t" "Just TODO items"
         ((tags-todo
           "+PRIORITY=\"A\"|+PRIORITY=\"B\"|+PRIORITY=\"C\""
           ((org-agenda-sorting-strategy '(priority-down))))))))