Category Archives: General

Project Planning with Org Mode

Charles Cave has a useful tutorial on how he uses Org mode to implement David Allen's Natural Planning Model. Org mode is a natural way of performing the model's five steps and Cave walks us through how that can be … Continue reading

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Inputting TeX Characters

Ben Maughan has an excellent tip on entering non-standard characters in an Emacs buffer. Mickey had the same tip but it was hidden in a longer article. The idea is that you switch into TeX input mode and then use … Continue reading

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Org Mode: The Gateway Drug

Currently reading: https://t.co/uYuBvU8kml. Actually a little sad, thinking I might be missing out on using emacs just for orgmode. — Markus Barthlen (@MarkusBarthlen) May 31, 2015

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Secure Chatting

Over at The Intercept, Micah Lee has an outstanding article on secure chatting. If you need to set up secure chatting with someone or if you simply want all your chats to be free from snooping by the usual Nosy … Continue reading

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The History of Crypto Backdoors

Matthew Green has a nice post recounting the history of government mandated backdoors. If you're too young to remember the first round of the Crypto Wars from the 1990s, you'll find Green's history fascinating. Back then it was about the … Continue reading

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Function Navigation

Here's a handy tip from Wilfred Hughes for navigation around functions: Emacs shortcuts of the day: C-M-a moves to beginning of a function, C-M-e to the end, and C-M-h selects it. — Wilfred Hughes (@_wilfredh) June 18, 2015

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Mickey on Magit 2.x

Back before the latest big upgrade, Mickey wrote a wonderful article on Magit that I covered here. Now Mickey is back with What is new in Magit 2.x. He covers the subject in more depth than Nathan Willis' short summary … Continue reading

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Tip: Balance Your Windows

Samuel Tonini has a handy tip for those occasions when you find yourself with lots of Emacs windows of different sizes. My Emacs tip for today: If you getting lost in a lot of different window splits of any size, … Continue reading

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Put a Fork in it.

Finally, there's a real push to get rid of one of the worst exploit vectors. Ever since Alex Stamos' tweet calling for an end-of-life for Flash there is accelerating agreement that it's time to kill flash. The idea of Flash … Continue reading

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Org Mode Cookbook

I've written about this before but it bears repeating If you use #emacs or #orgmode and you write techincal documents check out: http://t.co/gcw0KMWRXy — David Bjergaard (@dbjergaard) June 10, 2015

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