Category Archives: General

Fast Toggling Emacs Modes

Over at Endless Parentheses, which I’ve mentioned before, Artur Malabarba has a really good idea. He shows how to define a custom key map that he uses to toggle modes that he uses frequently. He binds the commands to the … Continue reading

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Backup Fonts for Unicode Glyphs

Trey Harris posed a question on the Google+ Emacs Community that’s been bothering me for some time. I use the terrific Inconsolata as the default for monospaced fonts but many of the Unicode glyphs are missing. Mac OS X takes … Continue reading

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The 10 Greatest Programmers of all Time

Last week, I wrote about NetWork World’s 14 Greatest Living Programmers. This week, I’m Programmer has a list of The 10 Greatest Programmers in the World of all Time. Lists of these sorts are always silly, of course, but nevertheless … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Emacs Golf!

It’s been a while since Irreal has had an EmacsGolf challenge but yesterday’s post on Programming Silliness suggested a nice one. When I ran the grep, I got A a aa Ab aba … faff fe fed fee feed The … Continue reading

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Résumés with Markdown or Org-mode

Continuing with our theme of using Emacs for writing rather than coding, Mark Szepieniec and Christophe-Marie Duquesne have a couple of nice posts about writing your résumé in Markdown and then exporting it to the desired format with Pandoc. There’s … Continue reading

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Creative Writing with Emacs

Like many (most?) Emacs users, I do all my writing with Emacs. This mostly involves Org-mode but even when it doesn’t I’m still in some sort of Emacs buffer. I just came across this old Stack Exchange post asking about … Continue reading

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14 Great Programmers

Over at NetworkWorld they have an interesting article featuring the 14 greatest living programmers. I was a bit surprised that DMR wasn’t on the list but then I remembered the part about living. Also, oddly, you and I aren’t on … Continue reading

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Literate Programming and Your Emacs Configuration

My init.el isn’t very organized. Partly, that’s because I like having a single file rather than the multitude of special configuration files that many of my Emacs heroes prefer. But even given that it’s a single file, it’s not really … Continue reading

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Proced

The invaluable Mickey has an excellent post up on proced, a ps/top-like utility built into Emacs. If you find yourself using top and ps—and what serious developer doesn’t?—you’ll love having the functionality built right into Emacs. One more reason not … Continue reading

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Kitchin on Org-mode

John Kitchin is on a roll. Just the other day, I wrote about his org-ref project and the really great work he is doing in introducing his students to reproducible research via Emacs and Org-mode. Now, he has a new … Continue reading

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