# Monthly Archives: July 2017

## John Wiegley and Sacha Chua on use-package

A couple years ago, John Wiegley and Sacha Chua made a video about Wiegley’s use-package package. I’ve mentioned it a couple of times in passing but never written about it. Recently, I stumbled across it again and rewatched it. There’s … Continue reading

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## A New Blog Post Searching Protocol

It’s odd how discovering some small Emacs feature can completely change your workflow. Yesterday, I wrote about counsel-git-grep and how it made searching entire repositories easy. Almost without me being aware of it, it changed my blogging workflow and allowed … Continue reading

## Video on counsel-git-grep

After rewatching abo-abo’s refactoring video I decided check out his other videos. I’ve seen most of them, of course, but mostly forgotten the details. One video, counsel git grep demo, is really informative and worth your time. If you have … Continue reading

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## Changing the Recentering Order

I was trolling through some of abo-abo’s old posts over at (or emacs and came upon this gem concerning the order of positions for recenter-top-bottom. I use this command all the time; it’s really handy when a search result leaves … Continue reading

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## Collapsing Empty Dired Paths

One annoying feature of many modern development systems and sometimes even single programs is that they hide files or directories in a long, nested series of otherwise empty directories. That is, each directory other than the last contains only a … Continue reading

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## Claude Shannon

Like most tech people, I know of Claude Shannon but not much about him. We all know he is the father of Information Theory but how many know anything about the man himself? Jimmy Soni and Rod Goodman have written … Continue reading

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## Removing Org Source Block Results

Grant Rettke over at Wisdom and Wonder has posted a nice bit of Elisp that runs a function on every source block in an Org file. His use case for this is getting rid of the results from running the … Continue reading

If you’ve ever wondered which packages are slowing down your Emacs load time, Matthias Bloggt has a quick and easy way of finding out. The TL:DR is that he surrounds each package load (really, each section of his config) with … Continue reading

## Ivy and Internal Org Links

Last month, Ben Maughan wrote a very nice post on how to insert internal Org links. The problem he was solving was that he wants to insert an internal link to one of the headers in his Org file. That’s … Continue reading

## Revisiting abo-abo's Refactoring Video

Last year I wrote about abo-abo’s screencast demonstrating a bit of his refactoring workflow. I just ran across it again and it’s so great I want to mention it once more in case some of you haven’t seen it. The … Continue reading

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