Monthly Archives: December 2016

A Paperless Workflow

Aqeel Akber has a nice post up about his recent switch to an almost paperless workflow. Akber is a physicist so he has lots of notes to take on his various projects. Until recently he kept them in separate notebooks … Continue reading

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Elisp Symbols Tutorial

Four years ago, I wrote about Xah Lee’s Elisp symbols tutorial. It’s a excellent tutorial that helps n00bs understand symbols and distinguish them from their close cousins, variables, found in other languages. I noticed today that Lee has updated the … Continue reading

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Who Would Have Thought?

Via Matthew Green about this story: Who could have foreseen the always-on home microphone might be of interest to the cops? — Pinboard (@Pinboard) December 27, 2016 Who indeed? It’s almost like they’ve never heard of the iron law of … Continue reading

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Emacs Sales Pitch

Via Wilfred Hughes, here’s a pithy sales pitch for Emacs Should you consider learning Emacs? Why does it have such passionate devotees? Here's the sales pitch: pic.twitter.com/yGXZhvNKT2 — Wilfred Hughes (@_wilfredh) December 27, 2016

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Setting Org Mode Properties

Karl Voit has a nice bit of Elisp that makes it easy for him to set Org mode properties. He maintains his contacts in an Org file that (presumably) has the contact names in the headings and details, such as … Continue reading

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Zamansky 25: Tramp

Mike Zamansky has Video #25 in his Using Emacs series up. This time it’s about how to use tramp. Strictly speaking, you could do what tramp does by using scp to bring the remote file to your local machine, edit … Continue reading

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Org Mode 9.0.3

A Christmas present from Bastien #emacs #orgmode 9.0.3 - a bugfix release - is out. Enjoy and merry christmas! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) December 24, 2016

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A Workflow with Org Mode

Rainer K├Ânig has the latest video up in his OrgMode tutorial series. This time he discusses his personal Org mode file structure and workflow. I always find it interesting to see how others do these sorts of thing so I … Continue reading

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Org Mode Speed Keys

John Kitchin has a nice post that illustrates how to install context sensitive speed keys for Org mode headings. I didn’t know a framework for this existed so I found his article interesting and informative. The particular problem he is … Continue reading

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Working Remotely

Yan Lhert has drawn a line in the sand: He will no longer accept jobs that don’t allow him to work remotely. Working remotely is popular these days and many people extol its virtues. Those virtues often include something that … Continue reading

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