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Reading Code with Emacs

I have long believed that one of the best ways to move from journeyman to master coder is to read the code of the masters. I learned most of my advanced C techniques by reading the Unix source code. Other … Continue reading

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Scimax

The ACM Technews newsletter has a short piece on John Kitchin's Scimax project. Here's the CMU article on Scimax, which gives an overview of the project. Basically, Scimax is the collection of (mostly) Elisp utilities that Kitchin has put together … Continue reading

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Mark Rectangle

If you're like me you don't often have occasion to mark rectangles so it's easy to forget how simple it is to do. Here's a nice reminder from Tony Garnock-Jones. TIL C-x space, "rectangle-mark-mode". All these years. #emacs — Tony … Continue reading

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Capturing BibTeX Entries with Google Scholar

Brad Collins has a nice post on collecting BibTeX citations. As he notes, there are plenty of articles on how to generate a citation in Org mode from a BibTeX entry but not on how to gather the entries to … Continue reading

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König #28: Publishing

Rainer König has posted the latest video in his Orgmode Tutorial series. This time he looks at publishing. Publishing is a sort of generalization of exporting that allows you export whole projects at a time. König begins by showing us … Continue reading

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Abo-abo Screencast

Abo-abo has a new screencast up that demonstrates his refactoring workflow. Watch it and be amazed at how fast he navigates through his code. Part of the demonstration is the best non-trivial use of keyboard macros that I can remember. … Continue reading

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Get Xah's Emacs Tutorial for Free

Xah Lee is giving his Emacs tutorial away for free for the next few days. Read down in the comments to get the link to download the files. Xah's tutorial is a good resource. I learned Elisp mostly through his … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Emacs

Mike Zamansky has the latest video in his Using Emacs series up. This time he takes a break to give us his thoughts on learning Emacs and making the videos. He's discovered—as every teacher who records his lectures for the … Continue reading

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Rainer König on Advanced Exporting in Org Mode

Rainer König has posted the latest video in his Orgmode Tutorial series. This time it's about Advanced Exporting. König starts with a single Org mode document and exports it to Beamer, PDF, and ODT. The file was written with Beamer … Continue reading

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Query

Does anyone know how to diminish Yasnippet on the Emacs mode line? I've tried everything I can think of and have consulted with Duck Duck Go but I'm still getting the annoying “yas” on my mode line. This does not … Continue reading

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