Monthly Archives: December 2016

Bulk Actions

After a hiatus of almost 4 months, Rainer K├Ânig is back with another video in his excellent series of Org Mode Tutorials. If you haven't been following along, be sure to click on the above link to the play list. … Continue reading

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A Bookmark Video

One of the Emacs features that I really like and use all the time is bookmarks. I have a lot of files that I use several times every day and it’s really convenient to be able to bring them up … Continue reading

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The Org Mode Category Property

One of the nice features of the Org Mode agenda is that it lists the file the agenda item came from at the left of each item. That makes it easy to see what the item is about. For instance, … Continue reading

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Task Dependency in Org Mode

Karl Voit has an excellent post on he handles dependencies between Org mode tasks. The post is reminiscent of his chat with Sacha Chua in which he explains how he uses yasnippet to automate complex workflows. I wrote about that … Continue reading

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Always Encrypt

Here’s a piece of essential advice Never trust any company with your #privacy, always #encrypt. https://t.co/X08TMfhzL6 — privacytools.io (@privacytoolsIO) December 15, 2016 If you follow the links, you end up at this CNN Tech story about Evernote changing their terms … Continue reading

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Emacs Regular Expressions

Jamie Zawinski notwithstanding, I find regular expressions extraordinarily powerful and useful. Most of us in software engineering use them daily and almost all editors support them. One of the complaints I hear all the time is that Emacs regular expressions … Continue reading

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Org Mode 9.0.2

Another Org update is available. It’s already on Melpa if that’s how use handle upgrades. #emacs #orgmode Org 9.0.2 is out. Enjoy! — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) December 14, 2016

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Maintenance Window

Starting at 0900 EST this morning, Irreal’s hosting provider will be upgrading equipment so access may be intermittent. The provider expects that everything will be back to normal within 24 hours.

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Resolving Merge Conflicts with magit-ediff

A while back I was whining about never remembering how to resolve a merge conflict and took note of thapakazi’s recommendation to use smerge. In the comments, Irreal regular Phil strongly urged me to get comfortable with ediff and use … Continue reading

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Another Zotero Workflow

The other day, I wrote about Michael Behr’s scientific writing workflow that is centered around Zotero, Emacs, and Org mode. Here’s another example of a Zotero workflow, this time from Nick Judd. Like Behr, Judd collects and manages reference papers … Continue reading

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