Monthly Archives: April 2017

Using Babel Video

Rainer Köenig has a new video in his OrgMode tutorial series. This time he takes a brief look at using Babel in Org files. The video is a bit limited because, as Köenig admits, he doesn’t have very many use … Continue reading

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Elfeed

Those of you who have been paying attention know that I’ve been threatening to complete my move to (almost) all-things-in-Emacs by switching to elfeed for my RSS feeds. It doesn’t really have a good iOS solution but it is easy … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Download Your Email in Maildir Format

As you all know, I spent considerable time configuring mbsync to download my email in Maildir format so that I could try out mu4e and move one more function into Emacs. It wasn’t, by far, the hardest thing I’ve ever … Continue reading

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Ivy Described

Wilfed Hughes offers this nifty description of Ivy: Ivy 0.9.0 is out! https://t.co/mZ0XcpjOy1 It's a wonderful package that makes many things better without ever being too opinionated. — Wilfred Hughes (@_wilfredh) April 15, 2017 This matches my feelings about it … Continue reading

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Pcase and Friends

Early last year, I wrote about John Wiegley’s excellent tutorial on pcase. This tweet from Bozhidar Batsov: pcase and pcase-let are so insanely powerful, but few #Emacs hackers know how to use them. Read this great article! https://t.co/87n9civ3Y8 — Bozhidar … Continue reading

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Introduction to Spacemacs

If you’re an Emacs n00b coming from Vim or if you just like modal editing, you should take a look at Spacemacs. Many say it combines the best aspects of Vim and Emacs. Some even claim that it heralds the … Continue reading

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Is Cursive Virtuous?

Irreal has a large corpus on the problems with cursive handwriting (see here, here, here, here, here, here, and here) but I haven’t written about it for a while. I was going through my queue of unpublished blog ideas and … Continue reading

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I Stand Corrected...

Last Week I wrote that I’d finally gotten mu4e working and that after I moved to elfeed, I would have everything except browsing and iMessage running under Emacs. I remarked that I didn’t expect to have iMessage or a (full-featured) … Continue reading

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Fire Adtech

Irreal readers who have been around for a while know of my deep and abiding hatred for adtech, a term used here to mean the technology that advertisers use to spy on and track Web users. I’ve written before that … Continue reading

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Ivy 0.9.0

If you’re an Ivy user, you’ll be delighted to know that abo-abo has released the latest version, 0.9.0. Take a look at his blog for an overview of what’s new. If you aren’t using Ivy, you should definitely give it … Continue reading

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