Monthly Archives: January 2018

Emacs 26 Pretest #2

Nicolas Petton has announced that Emacs pretest 26.0.91 is out and available for testing. It’s the second pretest for the upcoming Emacs 26.1. If you don’t mind living on the edge a little, give it a try and help out … Continue reading

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Twenty Bash Tricks

Most, if not all, developers make heavy use of a shell even if, like me, they run those shells from within Emacs or some other editor. There are lots of shells, of course, but the default these days is almost … Continue reading

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Redditor-mode

For those of you who are active on reddit, Matthew Carter has written redditor-mode. It allows you to browse reddit from the comfort of Emacs. That’s one more task that can be moved into Emacs. It’s not yet in Melpa … Continue reading

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The New Luddites on iPhone Addiction

Farhad Manjoo writing for the New York Times has a particularly silly article on “Tech addiction” and how it’s up to Apple to fix it. The Apple part is the usual Tech Press anti-Apple nonsense. Given that Apple has a … Continue reading

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New Org Mode Repository

As part of Org Mode’s migration to a new server, its ELPA repository has also moved. It used to be part of the GNU ELPA repository but is no longer housed there. Instead, Org now has its own repository. If … Continue reading

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Scale All Emacs Windows for Presentations

If you use Emacs in or for your presentations, here’s a nice tip from Robin Green on how to scale all the windows up for better presentation: #Emacs Of The Day: Running org-mode on a 4K projector, you scale the … Continue reading

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Org Mode Cookbook Revisited

Way back in 2014, I posted about Eric Neilsen’s excellent Emacs org-mode examples and cookbook. I recently came across a reference to it and was reminded what a great resource it is. It’s easy to browse through and just read … Continue reading

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When Emacs Users Lend Their Computer

This is amusing and most developers—Emacs users or not—have probably experienced something similar. I find, though, that it’s the opposite that happens more often. I’ll be using a layperson’s computer and press Caps Lock expecting Ctrl. The expected hilarity ensues.

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Things Seen That Can't Be Unseen

Whatever your opinion on the relative merits of the original Star Trek versus Star Trek TNG, there’s no debating that Jean-Luc Picard was one of the franchise’s iconic characters. The following image is therefore deeply disturbing: I knew that they … Continue reading

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Pencils

The New York Times Magazine has an interesting article of one of the last extant pencil factories in the United States. The article includes a photo essay on on how pencils are made. Although the manufacturing involves many machines, it’s … Continue reading

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