Monthly Archives: January 2017

Mobile Org 1.7.1

Here’s some good news Finally, MobileOrg received an update! #orgmode pic.twitter.com/yM2fENjfVI — Toon Claes (@to1ne) January 31, 2017 The iOS version of Mobile Org has long been moribund so it’s great to see it being updated. Earlier this month, I … Continue reading

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Identifying an Emacs Commit

Marcin Borkowski (mbork) posted a handy bit of knowledge that I didn’t know about. If you’re one of the public benefactors willing to use the development versions of Emacs and report the bugs you find, you’ll want to submit the … Continue reading

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Emacs Quotes

I don’t have anything interesting to say today so here’s some amusing Emacs quotes for your entertainment. I especially like Sean McGrathi’s.

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An Overview of ASCII

Last Wednesday Eric Raymond (ESR) wrote a blog post noticing that younger engineers no longer understood the ASCII code set at the bit level and didn’t understand what many of the non-printable characters were for. He speculated that this was … Continue reading

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Zamansky 29: Using Shell and Eshell

Mike Zamansky has posted the latest video in his Using Emacs series. This time it’s about using shell and eshell from within Emacs. Like Zamansky, I’m an old time command line user—I even used the MKS toolkit—and before Emacs I … Continue reading

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Open Offices are Bad for You

Who knew? It turns out, though, that besides the noise and risk of contagion, open offices are also bad for your memory. Research shows that we retain more information when we sit in one spot. That’s because ideas and details … Continue reading

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Org Mode 9.0.4

Bastien announced a new version of Org Mode. #emacs #orgmode 9.0.4 is out. Celebrating with a #unicorn I met in a store, with her baby unicorn. <3 pic.twitter.com/1vTE5AzQxD — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) January 24, 2017 At the time I posted … Continue reading

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Tutorial on Building Reveal.js Slides with Org Mode

Scott Nesbitt has posted a very useful tutorial on making Reveal.js slides with Org mode. There are lots of Reveal.js tutorials, of course, including the excellent video from Mike Zamansky but what sets Nesbitt’s tutorial apart is that he approaches … Continue reading

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Saving Keystrokes When Invoking the Agenda

Ben Maughan spent a bit of time getting his Org agenda view just the way he liked it. Evidently, he is more efficient and/or busier than I am because he wanted to shorten the number of keys in the shortcut … Continue reading

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The Right Dictionary

A couple of years ago, I wrote about James Somers’ beautiful post on why you are probably using the wrong dictionary. The right dictionary, it turns out, is the 1913 + 1828 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary. You can read my … Continue reading

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