Monthly Archives: June 2016

Repeat Last Complex Command

Xah Lee has a very useful post on the repeat complex command command. A complex command is one that uses the minibuffer. That's different from the repeat command that is usually bound to 【Ctrl+x z】. What happens is that the … Continue reading

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Stop Rule 41

The changes to Rule 41 approved by the US Supreme Court are the latest example of dangerous overreach on the part of law enforcement. If you don't think the FBI should be allowed to break into your computer with only … Continue reading

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Using Org Tables in Source Blocks

Andreas Gerler has a nice post that shows how to access individual table columns in a source block. If you don't do this sort of thing frequently, it's easy to forget the details. If you occasionally need this capability or … Continue reading

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Emacs Videos for N00bs

In yesterday's post I wrote about Rainer König's introductory videos on Org mode. Today, I want to continue that theme with a set of introductory videos for Emacs itself. Mike Zamansky over at C'est la Z is producing a series … Continue reading

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Org Tutorial Videos

Rainer König is producing a series of video tutorials on Org mode. Each video is typically short—less than 10 minutes—and addresses a specific aspect of Org. If you're looking for an easy introduction to Org mode, this is what you … Continue reading

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Copying Formatted Org Text to Other Apps

John Kitchin, who does a lot—most?—of his writing in Org mode sometimes wants to copy and paste Org text into other applications such as Word or the mail app. He wants more than just doing a verbatim copy, he wants … Continue reading

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Keeping a Logbook or Journal

I ended yesterday's post by noting that if you maintain a daily journal or log of your activities, you can get a timesheet for free. But what if you aren't maintaining a log or journal? This I've used #orgmode for … Continue reading

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Using Org as a Timesheet

The other day I saw this tweet #Emacs org-mode is perfect for time sheets: ":block month-1 :step day". All time spent on all tasks last month, broken down by day. — Colin Woodbury (@fosskers) June 1, 2016 and thought it … Continue reading

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Reproducible Research for R

Continuing with yesterday's theme of reproducible research, I'd like to point to this resource for reproducible research. I've written about this before but I just came across this tweet Finally good detailed instructions for R and org-mode #emacs #spacemacs #orgmode … Continue reading

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A Complete Example of Reproducible Research with Org

Those of you who frequent Irreal know that I'm a big believer in reproducible research and that I'm particularly fascinated with how Org mode can be leveraged to produce it. In the past, I've pointed out some small examples of … Continue reading

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