Monthly Archives: November 2017

Beginning Emacs Tutorial Video

Derek Banas has posted a nice introduction to Emacs video. It covers roughly the same material as the built-in tutorial with the addition of setting up a Clojure programming environment. Banas covers installing Emacs on both macOS and Windows. One … Continue reading

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Magit Log for a File

Here’s a really nice tip from Wilfred Hughes’ Emacs Command of the Day Twitter feed: M-x magit-log-buffer-file: shows all the commits that affected the current file. Great for understanding the history of some code! pic.twitter.com/psiuHb2cQm — Ⓔ Command of the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Smartparens!

Fuco1 writes that today smartparens is 5 years old. To celebrate, Fuco1 has released Version 1.11.0. Over the last 5 years, smartparens has become a ubiquitous and very popular package. In the unlikely event that some Irreal reader is not … Continue reading

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Org 9.1.3 Is Out

Bastien tell us that there’s a new Org mode (a bug fix) out: #emacs #orgmode 9.1.3, a bugfix release, is out! And @ThierryStoehr will give an introductory presentation this weekend at https://t.co/NmNtsoaBlu cc @capitoledulibre — Bastien Guerry (@bzg2) November 16, … Continue reading

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More on ed

Last month I wrote in amazement that there was someone who (still) liked using the ed editor. If you’re coming in late, ed is a line editor that was used extensively by the early Unix developers. That made a lot … Continue reading

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The Case for RSS

Recently, I stumbled across a couple of posts about the virtues and superiority of RSS. I was a little surprised because it seems like a no-brainer to me. What’s the competition? Facebook and G+? Those are systems for harvesting your … Continue reading

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A Small Swiper Trick

Over at the Emacs reddit, g00eykabl00ey shares a “swiper trick.” He gives an example of the trick where he wants to check the spelling of “Dostoyevsky,” which appears elsewhere in the buffer. To find the previous use—and its correct spelling—he … Continue reading

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The NSA and Their Lost Secrets

The New York Times has a damning article on the NSA and its spilled secrets. It goes into depth as to how the Shadow Brokers have disrupted NSA operations and destroyed the morale of its employees. In a sense, nothing … Continue reading

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Swapping Windows with Ace-window

By way of background, I need to remind you that I use ace-window for switching between windows. I think of it like ibuffer: it’s so much better than the default command that everyone should configure it automatically when setting up … Continue reading

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More PDF Tool Tips

If you liked my previous post on PDF-tools tips from Ben Maughan and Marcin Borkowski, you should take a look at Maughan’s followup post that includes a few more tips. If you work with PDFs a lot, it’s definitely worthwhile … Continue reading

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