Tag Archives: Emacs

A Hydra for Info

A few months ago, I wrote about mbork's method for having multiple Info buffers. It was a nice solution but required learning a new key sequence for every Info buffer you wanted a quick link to. Abo-abo liked the method … Continue reading

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Using Org Mode for Writing Specifications

Irreal regulars know that I use Org mode for almost all my writing. There are these blog posts, of course, written with Org mode and published with org2blog but also reports, letters, and pretty much everything else. Org mode is … Continue reading

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Yet Another Reason...

… I've got to learn calc: Emacs Calc has probability distribution functions (ltp, utp), but alas no inverses. https://t.co/eiIArll7pL Still, pretty impressive. #emacs — Barton Yadlowski (@bmorphism) February 28, 2015 I keep finding more reasons I should spend some time on … Continue reading

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Tips on Everyday Emacs Use

Daniel Ehrman has a nice post on 11 tips for solving everyday editing problems with Emacs. The list is a must-read for Emacs n00bs but even experienced Emacsers might benefit by being reminded of a few of the tips. I … Continue reading

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Literate DevOps

As regular readers know, I'm a big fan of reproducible research. It makes it possible for anyone—even yourself—to reproduce all the steps of your research exactly as you performed it. A related concept, termed Literate DevOps by Howard Abrams, does … Continue reading

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An Apropos Hydra

Abo-abo is still blogging up a storm. I haven't commented on every post because if I did I wouldn't have time for writing about anything else. His latest post is about a hydra for apropos. My first reaction was, “Meh, … Continue reading

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Editing Files as Root

How many times have you brought up a file to edit and discovered that you don't have write permissions? Usually they're system files but sometimes you're tying to help a colleague and don't have the proper permissions. You can always … Continue reading

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And Make the Coffee

So much more than a Swiss Army Knife: How to end any #vi <-> #emacs discussion; Emacs can make coffee http://t.co/xDfQyeuaUV — Joerg Rings (@JoergR) February 13, 2015

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Working with Key Sequences

Howard Abrams has a nice post on working with key sequences. He shows how to set up personal key maps with a common prefix. Abrams likes to use 【F9】 as a prefix to several maps. For example, 【F9 m】 is … Continue reading

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Sacha on the Power of Plain Text

Sacha Chua has a nice post on the power of plain text. There are, she says, three main ways of storing text1: The Heavy Weight Methods This is mainly database systems. Chua says she uses these tools mainly when she's … Continue reading

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