Monthly Archives: August 2016

Escaping Org Examples in Org

From Karl Voit we have this really useful piece of advice: TIL: you can use "org" blocks to write #orgmode examples and org-edit-special resulting in correct escaping: https://t.co/oeIR1sccfZ — Karl Voit (@n0v0id) August 30, 2016 If you follow the link … Continue reading

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Two New König Videos

Rainer König has posted two new videos in his OrgMode Tutorial series. Unfortunately for him but fortunately for us it's raining in Augsburg so König has had to forego gardening in favor of making more of his excellent Org Mode … Continue reading

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Configuring Emacs for PHP

Ben Simon has a nice post on setting up Emacs for PHP. I don't write in PHP and have no plans to start but Simon says it's hard to get an intelligent setup for it that works for all PHP … Continue reading

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Common Lisp and Pink Floyd

Common Lisp and Pink Floyd. How could it get better than that?

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Resistance is Futile...

…you will be assimilated: What is the opposite of #emacs evil-mode? I mapped Ctrl-A & Ctrl-E in #Vim to beginning/ end of line did I do something dirty? — Thom Nichols (@thom_nic) August 10, 2016

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Data Sharing in Publications

John Kitchin has a really interesting article in ACS Catalysis on Effective Data Sharing in Scientific Publishing. In it, Kitchin discusses various strategies for embedding supporting data—such as tables and processing code—in a publication's PDF or source file so that … Continue reading

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Say What?!?

I don't have the words… Beyond #Emacs vs. VIM: a colleague who runs Notepad++ using WINE on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. — Emre Sevinç (@EmreSevinc) August 19, 2016

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Reading Code with Emacs

I have long believed that one of the best ways to move from journeyman to master coder is to read the code of the masters. I learned most of my advanced C techniques by reading the Unix source code. Other … Continue reading

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Scimax

The ACM Technews newsletter has a short piece on John Kitchin's Scimax project. Here's the CMU article on Scimax, which gives an overview of the project. Basically, Scimax is the collection of (mostly) Elisp utilities that Kitchin has put together … Continue reading

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Mark Rectangle

If you're like me you don't often have occasion to mark rectangles so it's easy to forget how simple it is to do. Here's a nice reminder from Tony Garnock-Jones. TIL C-x space, "rectangle-mark-mode". All these years. #emacs — Tony … Continue reading

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