Tag Archives: Emacs

Making My Org Agenda More Useful

I've written before (1, 2, 3) about my efforts to implement a system like the one Karl Voit has for managing personal data. Voit uses his Memacs system to automatically collect data from a variety of sources and add them … Continue reading

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Org-Babel Examples

I haven't written about using Babel with Org mode for a long time but it's something I use everyday. Most of those uses are trivial but the full power is there when I need it. I can produce summary data … Continue reading

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Happens to Me Every Day

Happily, with OS X you can make a lot of the Emacs key chords work in other apps but it's still not the same. That moment when you have spent enough time in #emacs that are pissed at applications that … Continue reading

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A Tip for Artist Mode

If you use artist mode in Org mode, you may find this tip useful. use artist-mode in #emacs to do ascii-art block diagrams, if using org-mode do it inside of #+BEGIN_EXAMPLE block after hitting C-c ' — Bryan Murdock (@bdmurdock) … Continue reading

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Lisp Functions in Org Table Calculations

Sacha Chua has a nice post on how she uses an Org table to keep track of medications her family needs and how it automatically calculates how many she needs to buy based on how long they need to be … Continue reading

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Org and Beamer

Presentation software. Windows has Power Point, Apple has Keynote, and Linux has Open Office. Everyone hates presentation software and everyone uses it. If you're someone who works on multiple platforms, you might have to learn to use two or more … Continue reading

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A Handy Calc Tip

mxavier has a nifty tip for calc: Tiny but nice #emacs TIL: in calc-mode, y will insert the current calculation into the buffer from which you called calc-mode. — mxavier (@mxavier) June 12, 2015 It's hard to put a lot … Continue reading

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Adding Custom CSS to a WordPress Site

When I first started blogging with WordPress, I needed some custom CSS. Being a WordPress n00b, I simply added it to the theme's CSS file that controls what the site looks like. Of course, that bad decision came back to … Continue reading

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Sacha on Supplying an Argument to a Capture Template Function

Org mode capture templates are more flexible than you might think. You can specify that the entry be stored in a file in a variety of ways. You can, for instance, ask that it be put in a date tree … Continue reading

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Writing Mastering Emacs

Mickey Petersen has a really interesting post on the technical details of how he wrote Mastering Emacs. It's not surprising that he used Emacs, of course, but less obviously he chose reStructedText as his source format. That choice was driven … Continue reading

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