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Indenting new curly bracket blocks with smartparens for R

Emacs speaks statistics handle indentation for curly bracket blocks quite well. My preference was to have, after inserting matching opening and closing curly brackets, a newline with the cursor indented one block in. This post in particular describes the solution; it worked fine as of today.

On doing things

Learn how to be happy, and then how to do things (take action).

Failure and success, hard work and vacation, and life suddenly begin to take on a different role.


A mistake that I made too often in life was to focus too much on the specific implementation or realization of a thing instead of learning about the valuable generalizations and abstractions that may be learned from it and applied elsewhere. That was then, this is now.

imenu is actually a nice feature for Emacs. When I learned about it way back when, having quit using the menu bar, I dismissed it as not-helpful. That was a stupid thing for me to do because there ought to be a way to use it with the keyboard. Of course there is.

Thank you vitoshka, for imenu-anywhere.


Recently learned about Polymode from the ESS user manual.

It looks like a nice option for working with code that didn’t start out in org-mode; which is likely pretty common.

Starving juice with dead food

Who calls a diet Pepsi with some kimchi a “starving juice and dead food”?!

Glass of water

A good game is to keep a clear drinking glass near you at all times during the day; the challenge is to keep filling it and drinking all of the water in it.

Addicted to because

Addiction is the continued repetition of a behavior despite adverse consequences…


Pick two:

I am [happy/sad] because of [person/place/thing].

Is it possible to live contently without bondage to “because”?

How to act

The questions about how to fix oneself are limitless and the answers range from dissatisfying to non-existent.

The answer is simple:

Act with love, respect, devotion, honor, and service.

The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

The version that we’ll study with:

Commentary on the Raja Yoga Sutras by Sri Swami Satchidananda

Practicing the soroban

It looks like about an hour a day for a year or two for the first certification. The to-do list follows.