Tearing out the Emacs windows manager
There's an old joke: "Emacs is a great operating system, but it's a shame they didn't include a decent text editor". Obviously since I'm writing about Emacs I don't agree with the second part, but it's hard to argue that Emacs' feature list isn't a little over the top. This post will describe how to go a small way towards fixing that by replacing Emacs' built in tiling window manager with something more general.
urxvtis a lightweight, platform independent unicode-compatible terminal emulator. This is probably the least interesting of the various tools I've set up for programming so I thought I'd do it first.