Category Archives: General

Structures in Emacs Lisp

Chris Wellons over at Null Program has another great post. It considers how to define and use structures in Emacs Lisp. What I like most about the post is that it starts with the obvious solution of using a list … Continue reading

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What Has Emacs Replaced Your Workflow

I always think of my Emacs configuration as a Japanese garden: it’s always underway but never reaches perfection. The other day, I saw this tweet: What has emacs replaced in your life? https://t.co/5adbsfy8bz #emacs — /r/Emacs (@EmacsReddit) February 11, 2018 … Continue reading

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Zamansky 41: Pandoc

Mike Zamansky has the latest video in his Using Emacs Series up. This time it’s about leveraging Pandoc to deal with document interchange. I’ve written about Pandoc before but usually in the context of converting an Org document to some … Continue reading

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Org-Noter

I’ve been happily using Interleave to takes notes while reading PDFs ever since I read about it in Piotr Limanowski’s excellent post on Reading for Programmers. It’s a great way to take notes that are synchronized with the PDF. Gonçalo … Continue reading

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Paper Jams

Paper jams. We all know about them, we’ve all experienced them, and we’ve all cursed at them. What most of us probably haven’t done is think very much about them. If you’re like me you just consider them something that … Continue reading

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Emacs Tweaks from Other Editors

Ruben Berenguel has a useful post on Emacs tweaks from other editors. Berenguel works at a company where virtually everyone uses a different editor and even though he’s an Emacs user, he gets to see useful features from the competition. … Continue reading

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The UPS Follies

Eric Raymond has a splendid rant about the lossage that goes by the name of UPS systems. They are, he says—at all price ranges—garbage. They don’t, as a rule, meet their specs, have reasonable display of errors, or allow for … Continue reading

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Working with Gists in Emacs

Bill Ward has a handy post on how to manage and create Gists with Emacs. It mostly involves installing gist.el and its dependencies. After the installation, you can easily edit existing Gists or create a new one. If you publish … Continue reading

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The Advantages of Blogging for an Emacs User

I, and many others, have written thousands of words about the advantages of using Emacs for blogging. In my case, I could, if I wanted, publish Irreal and virtually never visit the site itself; I can do everything from Emacs. … Continue reading

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Mu 1.0 Problem Solved

In yesterday’s post, I wrote that I had installed the new version of mu/mu4e but that the inbox and searches were showing some deleted messages as well as the ones I was looking for. I was gearing up to dive … Continue reading

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