Monthly Archives: June 2017

Tutorial on Ivy, Counsel, and Swiper

Michael Hunsinger has a very nice tutorial on using Ivy and the associated packages Counsel and Swiper. I’ve been an ardent user of these packages ever since Mike Zamansky turned me onto them with this video. In addition to user-level … Continue reading

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Five Org Mode Features

Aja Hammerly has a post that those trying to decide whether or not Org mode is for them may find useful. Hammerly is a developer advocate for the Google Cloud Platform. As such, she writes tutorials, gives talks, and even … Continue reading

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Zamansky 35: Blogging

I discovered Mike Zamansky’s blog about a year ago when I wrote about his transition to Nikola as a blogging platform. Shortly afterwards, he began his Using Emacs Series. His latest video has, in effect, come full circle as he, … Continue reading

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Choice Lists for Yasnippets

This will probably be up on Planet Emacsen before I have a chance to publish it but if you haven’t already seen it be sure to take a look at Ben Maughan’s really excellent tip on Yasnippets. He shows how … Continue reading

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Org2blog/wp and Multibyte Characters

I love blogging with org2blog. I write my posts as normal Org documents and org2blog takes care of everything else including renaming and uploading jpegs and things like that. About a year ago, I started having problems with org2blog dying … Continue reading

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Police State

What could go wrong?

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Protecting Line Breaks from Fill

Here’s a nice tip from Marco Wahl on protecting line breaks from the fill command in Org mode. \\ protects breaks from fill (M-q) in #orgmode. Linebreaks survive fill \\In Org thanks backslash two times. \\Somenone starts #Emacs. — (@mrcwhl) … Continue reading

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Make M-RET better in Org Mode

If you’re an Org mode user you probably know that Meta+Return can be used to create a new headline, list item, or table field. One minor annoyance is that by default it will split line you’re on at the point, … Continue reading

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Aaaaaaand We're Back

Irreal headquarters are back on the Internet and will resume its quest for world domination forthwith.

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Outage

Internet access to the International Headquarters of Irreal has been disrupted due to a cable cut. Our regularly scheduled program will resume as soon as it's fixed.

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