Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of HowTo


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    99The first thing you need, after your will and your time, is your imagination. Some of these video lectures are very stylish one, especially video lectures of Abelson and Sussman. It is like watching a movie from 80's. While you can think of ordinary video lectures as a documentary, this particular lectures are almost as good and stylish as action movies. Well, by modern standards there are almost no action.
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     11Download videos to your disk. You will need them more than once. Never use flash-player - it will annoy you with lags and  glitches and spoil the feeling, ruin your pleasure. Local playback provides less distractions and could be done in a full-screen mode. 
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    1113I use mplayer to watch videos and emacs to make notes. mplayer could be easily re-compiled with optimization and configured to use hardware acceleration, so, even a very modest computer, like my current laptop, could play videos smoothly. It also uses very few resources, because there is no GUI.
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    13 Emacs is, well.. it is an environment for editing. It is not an IDE, it is a editing environment. It is so unique and powerful that it is still de-facto standard and editor of choice in academia world. It is more than good enough. [http://www.emacswiki.org/ could explain thing much better than I do.
     15Emacs is, well.. it is an environment for editing. It is not an IDE, it is a editing environment. It is so unique and powerful that it is still de-facto standard and editor of choice in academia world. It is more than good enough. [http://www.emacswiki.org/] could explain things much better than I do.
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    15 The trick is to watch some part of a lecture, then pause the video playback, and copy source code from the screen to your emacs window. You can not just copy, but also run the code right from emacs, which could be configured to use any modern Scheme or Lisp system. I prefer MIT Scheme and SBCL, but I have Gambit and Bigloo installed.
     17The trick is to watch some part of a lecture, then pause the video playback, and write down the source code from the screen to your emacs window. You should not just copy, but also run the code right from emacs, which could be configured to use any modern Scheme or Lisp system. I prefer MIT Scheme and SBCL, but I have Racket, Gambit and Bigloo installed.
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    1719If you got a big-enough screen, you could place mplayer's and emacs windows side-by-side, and enjoy a broad view. If you are like me, and have very modest netbook, then you probably should place the windows in separate workplaces and switch between them using a hot-key. in Ununtu it could be set up to any combination you wish.