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Zamansky 30: Elfeed (2)

Mike Zamansky has video number 30 up in his Learning Emacs series. It’s the second video in his series about Elfeed, an RSS reader for Emacs. Zamansky says that he generally likes Elfeed but that it’s inconvenient to jump to … Continue reading

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Emacs vs. Vim

Emacs versus Vim. It’s an always entertaining argument and we all have fun with it from time to time. My own views, as I’ve expressed often on Irreal, are that they’re both really good editors and the editors of choice … Continue reading

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Emacs as a LaTeX Editor

Piotr Kazmierczak has a nice post on how to configure Emacs as a LaTeX editor. That involves AUCTeX, of course, but there’s some nonobvious configuration that can make things a bit better. At one time, everybody not using Word or … Continue reading

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Zamansky 29: Elfeed (1)

Mike Zamansky has another video in his Using Emacs series up. It is the first of two or three posts on Elfeed. For those who don’t know, Elfeed is an Emacs-based RSS reader written by Christopher Wellons. If you’re striving … Continue reading

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Red Meat, Editor Edition

Struggling to get through the midweek hump? Here’s a bit of red meat to get you revved up. Would you bet on a #NASCAR driver who can't drive stick? No? Then fire every developer who doesn't use #Vim or #Emacs. … Continue reading

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Using a Local Bibliography File with Org

Charl Botha has posted a handy guide to using a paper-specific bibliography file with Org mode. His use case is roughly that he wants to manage his bibliography with Zotero but wants to use Org Mode and John Kitchins org-ref … Continue reading

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Another Emacs/GCal Solution

Last month, I had three (1, 2, 3) posts on how people are integrating their Google Calendars with Emacs. The common idea was to be able to see some or all of the calendar items in Emacs. Mike Zmansky’s solution … Continue reading

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Migrating Notes from Evernote to Org

I use Evernote to keep copies of resources that I think may disappear over time and I’m pretty happy with it. Recently, they’ve introduced a new fee structure and there’s been some grumbling about finding another platform. As I say, … Continue reading

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Starting with Scheme

Mike Zamansky has an interesting post on using Scheme as a first language for CS instruction. That’s not a new idea, of course. MIT’s famed 6.001 course (Entry Level Computing) used Scheme and SICP for years. Their course was adopted … Continue reading

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ESR Evaluates Go

Last month I wrote about Eric Raymond’s (ESR) work on NTPsec and his comparison of Go and Rust with a view of replacing C with one of them as an implementation language. As part of his work on that comparison, … Continue reading

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