In a comment to my Mathematics in a Blog Post post, Grant Rettke asked what versions of
org2blog/wp I was using. It turned out I had a pretty old version of
org2blog/wp installed so I decided to upgrade. I had been maintaining a cloned version of its repository but I decided to see if I could get it to work from ELPA. I'd tried that before but it pulls in Org mode and there were problems with getting Org to work from ELPA then.
This time both Org and
org2blog/wp worked fine when installed with ELPA so I got rid of my private cloned repositories for them. If you had a similar problem with Org and ELPA it appears to be working well now.
While I was cleaning things up, I decided to get rid of old files and subdirectories in my
tars directories. For example, I had half a dozen old copies of
SBCL hanging around and even though I didn't need the space (my iMac has a terabyte of disk space) I was in a housekeeping frame of mood so out they went. Normally when I do this type of thing, I use eshell to remove the files with
rm -rf ~/tools/sbcl-1.2.1
But then it occurred to me that even though I don't edit any files in the
tools directory, there was no reason I couldn't bring it up in a
dired buffer and just mark the subdirectories that I wanted to delete. That worked fine, of course, and was much faster than deleting each one by hand. Unless I'm already in a shell and just need to deal with one or two files,
dired is faster and easier—even if it's a directory that I don't normally use Emacs with.
Emacs really is a wonderful environment. It is, as I've said many times, as close as we can come to using a Lisp machine. Not everyone, I suppose, wants that but I love it and don't understand why anyone would use anything else.