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Harry Schwartz on Org Mode

Harry Schwartz, who appears to have moved to Boston from New York, gave a talk at the Boston Emacs Meetup on Getting Started with Org-mode. It's not really a tutorial but a demonstration of many of Org's features and how … Continue reading

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Building a Hugo Blog with Org Mode

Chris Bonnell has a post up on how he blogs using Org and the Hugo engine. It's another static page solution like the Jekyll and Nikola ones that I've written about before. This solution is a little trickier because Hugo … Continue reading

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Zero

That's how many, out of 1,457, requests for electronic surveillance the FISA court rejected—in part or in whole—in 2015. But there's nothing new here; that's the same number they rejected in 2014. So don't worry about all that spying the … Continue reading

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What to do When Emacs Hangs or Crashes

Jisang Yoo has a very nice post on recovering from Emacs hangs or crashes. He considers three topics What do do when Emacs hangs How to enable debugging What to do when Emacs crashes His advice on Emacs hanging seems … Continue reading

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Tips on Writing a Major Mode

Wilfred Hughes wrote an Emacs major mode for Cask. Afterwards, he distilled what he learned into a post on writing major modes. The post is not a tutorial on how to write major modes; it's a few tips that will … Continue reading

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Aphantasia

Blake Ross and I have something in common. We've both learned a fact that blew our minds. The thing is, it blew our respective minds for opposite reasons. Ross suffers from a condition called aphantasia: the inability to form mental … Continue reading

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Still No Justice

Yesterday, I saw James Clapper on TV. That reminded me of this. It's been over 3 years and Clapper still hasn't been charged or even fired. If you're an American, ask yourself what would happen to you if you lied … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Irreal

Today is the 5th birthday of Irreal.org. The blog, in its Blogger incarnation, is a couple of years older but 5 years ago today Irreal opened for business at http://irreal.org/blog as a WordPress blog. Things haven't worked out quite as … Continue reading

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Blogging with Org Mode

John Louis Del Rosario offers another nice example of blogging with Org Mode. What makes Rosario's solution unique is that he doesn't use Jekyll, Nikola, or any other blogging engine. Rather, he serves static pages to his hosting provider via … Continue reading

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Elisp Summary

Mitch Fincher has posted an excellent summary of Emacs lisp. If you're vaguely familiar with Lisp-like languages but don't know the particulars of Elisp this page will help you get up to speed. If you're already familiar with Elisp, you … Continue reading

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