Monthly Archives: March 2014

Tutorial on Using Org Mode to Write Papers

Arne Babenhauserheide has posted another great how-to on using Org Mode. This time it's on using Org to write technical papers for publication. As with his previous post that I wrote about, this one can be exported to HTML or … Continue reading

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Emacs 24.4 Desktop-Save-Mode

Like many Emacs users, I keep Emacs running continuously on my machines. To maintain the illusion of a constantly running Emacs, I use desktop-save-mode to maintain my configuration across invocations of Emacs or even reboots. Other than things like forgetting … Continue reading

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Superword- and Subword-Mode in Emacs 24.4

If you like—or are forced to use—camelCaseWords, Emacs has subword-mode that will cause word-based cursor movements to stop at each of the individual words. This can sometimes be useful when you repeatedly need to move to one of the constituent … Continue reading

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Writing Books with Org Mode

Oscar Perpiñán Lamigueiro is writing a book. Lots of people do that, of course, but Lamigueiro is doing it with Org Mode. Just the other day, I wrote that Emacs is multifaceted and Lamigueiro demonstrates another of those facets and … Continue reading

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Why Use Org Mode?

Regular Irreal readers know that I'm always talking up Org Mode and urging people to try it out. Many Org Mode users say they switched to Emacs just to get Org Mode. One of the things about Org Mode is … Continue reading

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Git Flow

Recently I've seen a lot of articles about git-flow but it was sort of hard to understand exactly how to integrate into your work flow. Happily Kevin Basarab has come to the rescue with a video that shows you how … Continue reading

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The Wages of Sin

The U.S. Government in the guise of the NSA believed that they were beyond reproach for their spying on innocent citizens all over the world. Everyone expects governments to spy on their enemies and perhaps on the government of even … Continue reading

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All Those Pesky Commas

@samaaron I've tried to program non-lisps, but find I just can't get past all the commas. — Selah Ben-Haim (@selahb) March 7, 2014

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Some Useful Emacs Packages

Torstein Johansen has a nice post on useful Emacs packages. As it happens, I use all of those packages except auto-complete so I'm certainly in agreement with his list. The post includes animated gifs so you can see the packages … Continue reading

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Configuring Emacs as a C/C++ IDE

Baris Yuksel has a nice set of videos (Part 1, Part 2) that show you how to configure Emacs to be a reasonable IDE for C and C++. In the first video Yuksel talks about auto-complete, auto-complete-c-headers, and yasnippet. Adding … Continue reading

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