Category Archives: General

More Experiments with Indexing Org Files

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about John Kitchin’s use of SQLite to index his Org files. Kitchin uses Org mode as a centerpiece of his workflow and has about 5 years of files spread across his local file … Continue reading

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You Are Not Expected to Understand This

I recently came across a post that explains the famous comment in the 6th Edition Unix source code: * You are not expected to understand this. I haven’t seen or thought about this for years but it was once quite … Continue reading

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Recurring Org Events

Karl Voit has published an instructive post on how to specify recurring events in Org mode. As most of you know, you can annotate an Org TODO entry to specify that it should occur every day, every week, every 3rd … Continue reading

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A Reminder about Emacs Keybindings on MacOS

Recently, I’ve seen tweets such as this one: Some emacs commands work in OS X text fields https://t.co/iEjCjcHAVa #emacs — /r/Emacs (@EmacsReddit) January 14, 2017 It’s been a few years since I last wrote about that so here, as a … Continue reading

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An Org Workflow

Gregory J Stein, an MIT Ph.D student in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, has an interesting post on how he uses Org mode and the agenda to organize his projects and daily tasks. Like all graduate students, he leads a … Continue reading

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The Iron Law Strikes in Baltimore

Baltimore has an aerial surveillance program that uses a small plane equipped with high resolution cameras flying over the city for hours at a time. This is eternal story of surveillance: first it's terrorism, then it's drug cases, then it's … Continue reading

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A PSA from Sacha

Here’s a useful public service announcement from Sacha Chua: Need to troubleshoot Org Mode publishing, such as broken links? Org 9 has org-lint. Handy! — Sacha Chua (@sachac) January 10, 2017

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Mobile Org on iOS

If you live in the Apple world and are an Org mode user, here a bit of good news. The iOS MobileOrg maintainer has announced that he and others are resurrecting the iOS Mobile Org app. I keep seeing queries … Continue reading

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Capturing Gcal for Display in Emacs

Ben Maughan has a post that represents another way of integrating Gcal into Emacs. In my first two posts on this, we looked at how Rainer König and Mike Zamansky imported their Google Calendars into their Org agendas. Maughan has … Continue reading

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Elisp Text Processing Idioms

The hard part of learning Elisp is not the syntax. Being Lisp, the syntax is trivial and takes about 10 minutes to learn. The real problem is learning the library and, perhaps even more difficult, the proper idioms for getting … Continue reading

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