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Move Back to Last Misspelling

One of the handiest things I've learned from Pragmatic Emacs is using 【Ctrl+;】 to cycle through possible corrections for the last misspelled word. It's especially handy because the point doesn't have to be on or at the end of the … Continue reading

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File Local Variables in an Org File

A nice tip from Artur Malabarba: It's often convenient to use file local variables in your Emacs files. It provides a way of setting certain Emacs variables—mode, fill-column, comment-column, etc.—on a per file basis. There's a problem, though, when using … Continue reading

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Pages in Emacs

Eric James Michael Ritz over at One More Game-Dev and Programming Blog has a nice post on how and why to use pages in Emacs. Pages in Emacs are text separated by form feeds (0xC)1. As Ritz explains, it's easy … Continue reading

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Org Mode and Pandoc

Bsag over at But She's a Girl has a nice post on using Org mode and Pandoc. She says that she's abandoned Markup in favor of Org mode because, among other things, it provides a rich set facilities for handling … Continue reading

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Emacs is Sexy

Apparently, #Emacs is sexy 😀 http://t.co/dAGUnlMK2X — Mathias Dahl (@themathiasdahl) August 4, 2015

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Adtech

Because I live in the United States, I grew up with the notion that TV would provide me “content” for free in exchange for embedding advertisements in that content. It's always seemed fair and reasonable to me so I've resisted … Continue reading

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Org Mode Basics: Structuring Notes

Ben Maughan of the wonderful Pragmatic Emacs is writing a series of articles on Org mode. It's a big subject, of course, so he's starting off easy by talking about the feature that got him started: structured notes. He covers … Continue reading

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Law Enforcement Lies about Encryption

By way of the Macalope's John Evans putdown, I came across this old but still true and relevant article by Marcy Wheeler over at Salon entitled America’s huge iPhone lie: Why Apple is being accused of coddling child molesters. The … Continue reading

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Crazy but Right

New AT&T/NSA docs show "We were treated as crazy for years for allegations that we now know are substantially true.” https://t.co/R8TSG6Figr — Julia Angwin (@JuliaAngwin) August 17, 2015

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Scheduling Emacs Events

Jon-Michael Deldin has a short post detailing how to schedule periodic events in Emacs. Most of us probably don't want to have Emacs natter at us as implemented in Deldin's example but it's easy to imagine many helpful uses for … Continue reading

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