Monthly Archives: August 2016

Capturing BibTeX Entries with Google Scholar

Brad Collins has a nice post on collecting BibTeX citations. As he notes, there are plenty of articles on how to generate a citation in Org mode from a BibTeX entry but not on how to gather the entries to … Continue reading

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König #28: Publishing

Rainer König has posted the latest video in his Orgmode Tutorial series. This time he looks at publishing. Publishing is a sort of generalization of exporting that allows you export whole projects at a time. König begins by showing us … Continue reading

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Abo-abo Screencast

Abo-abo has a new screencast up that demonstrates his refactoring workflow. Watch it and be amazed at how fast he navigates through his code. Part of the demonstration is the best non-trivial use of keyboard macros that I can remember. … Continue reading

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Get Xah's Emacs Tutorial for Free

Xah Lee is giving his Emacs tutorial away for free for the next few days. Read down in the comments to get the link to download the files. Xah's tutorial is a good resource. I learned Elisp mostly through his … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Emacs

Mike Zamansky has the latest video in his Using Emacs series up. This time he takes a break to give us his thoughts on learning Emacs and making the videos. He's discovered—as every teacher who records his lectures for the … Continue reading

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Rainer König on Advanced Exporting in Org Mode

Rainer König has posted the latest video in his Orgmode Tutorial series. This time it's about Advanced Exporting. König starts with a single Org mode document and exports it to Beamer, PDF, and ODT. The file was written with Beamer … Continue reading

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Query

Does anyone know how to diminish Yasnippet on the Emacs mode line? I've tried everything I can think of and have consulted with Duck Duck Go but I'm still getting the annoying “yas” on my mode line. This does not … Continue reading

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The Lies They Tell Us

I've been complaining about the horror of open-plan offices for some time. I firmly believe that the only people in favor of them are short sighted managers looking to reduce costs. Still, I keep seeing articles assuring me that, yes … Continue reading

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Making Us Root for Sci-Hub

A couple of months ago I wrote about Jason Shen's article on how Sci-Hub was blowing up academic publishing. I said I was conflicted about Sci-Hub because they basically make journal articles from academic publishers available for free and that's … Continue reading

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More Spice with Emacs and Org Mode

Tiago Oliveira Weber has a nice followup to his previous post on doing spice experiments with Org mode. I wrote about his previous post last month. His latest offering discusses how you can explore design ideas, perform calculations, run circuit … Continue reading

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