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More PDF Tool Tips

If you liked my previous post on PDF-tools tips from Ben Maughan and Marcin Borkowski, you should take a look at Maughan’s followup post that includes a few more tips. If you work with PDFs a lot, it’s definitely worthwhile … Continue reading

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Ivy Selection Algorithms

Today I learned that a capability I’ve often wished for already exists. As I’ve written many times, I use the Ivy/Counsel/Swiper package for my searching and selection needs. Although it took me a day or two to get used to … Continue reading

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Xah Lee on Long Term Emacs Productivity

Xah Lee has a nice post on obtaining Long Term Emacs Productivity. It’s 7 tips to help you be more productive with Emacs. Doubtless anyone who is not a complete n00b will disagree with some of his suggestions. I disagree … Continue reading

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Pandoc 2

There’s a new Pandoc available that has a ton of new features and improvements. You can see the (substantial) list of new features in the Pandoc 2.0 release notes. There’s also a Pandoc 2.0.1 release with a few bug fixes … Continue reading

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Autocomplete Boilerplate

If you haven’t already, be sure to take a look at Bin Chen’s EACL package. The idea is that if you have some boilerplate in a project, you can type the first few characters and EACL will grep the project … Continue reading

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A New Generation of TOR Onion Services

The TOR project has announced a new generation of Onion services. The project has been ongoing for four years and just released its alpha version. See here for the changes and how to try out the new system. The new … Continue reading

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Bloat? What Bloat?

Via Karl Voit: 1969:-what're you doing with that 2KB of RAM?-sending people to the moon 2017:-what're you doing with that 1.5GB of RAM?-running Slack — I Am Devloper (@iamdevloper) November 3, 2017

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Emacs in the Humanities

I stumbled across a link to this post in the Emacs reddit and ignored it but curiosity go the better of me so I went back to it. Like most Irreal readers (I assume) the label nerd or geek can … Continue reading

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Association List Library

Back in August, I wrote about a series of libraries for handling hash tables and key/value pairs, and a general library for handling hash tables, alists, and arrays. A little later I came across another library for handling alists by … Continue reading

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Emphasize LaTeX Code in an Org Buffer

A couple of months ago, Ben Maughan over at Pragmatic Emacs posted a tip that I pretty much ignored at the time but have since come to embrace. The tip is simple: it’s how to make markup stand out a … Continue reading

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