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A reference card for code execution in org 8

refcard-org-babel “contains the reference documentation that describes how to perform code execution within Org mode documents using Org Babel 8″. Look forward to referencing this when I read about other’s personal org workflows, and, document down my own.

Easily communicate with R and Clojure

R-nREPL is “an implementation of nREPL client and server for R“. It lets them communicate with each other quite easily. Via ess-help.

Emacs lets you add buttons to your document

Of course it does. Nice lightweight example of the difference between a document’s definition on the storage media (file-system) and its presentation to the user. Not to lean too hard on this, but if you grok what is happening here then you will enjoy Emacs a lot more. Via here.

The Lenticular Text Style of Literate Programming

This announcement is pretty exciting because it reveals a new-to-me take on literate programming. The style is to store a single file as a source, and render disparate parts of that file in different buffers in a mode correct for the content. For example you may have an Emacs Lisp file serve as the source […]

How to authenticate Git at the command line on Windows over HTTPS

This is how. It really is that simple.

Why Friends?

Another reason why… In regards to an injury that may prevent the lead-singer of a rock band from ever playing guitar again, that singer relays what his friends (band mates) said: As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again. The band have reminded me that neither they nor […]

The Emacs Widget Library

Of course there is one. Via org. It will face major adoption issues in the enterprise due to the fact that it is not based upon XML. It will face major adoption issues on the web due to the fact that it is not based upon JSON. That is OK though because it will outlive […]

All Emacs Users Should Probably Run auto-compile

Pose the question “Is there ever a time when Emacs users should be running out-of-date bytecode instead of the up-to-date bytecode or lisp?” to yourself. All Emacs users should probably run auto-compile.

Using Eshell for su and Remembering Your Password

Eshell can be used for su and will quite happily remember your password according to this answer.

Expanding and Using Abbreviations in Emacs

A defined abbrev is a word which expands, if you insert it, into some different text. They are really simple and really helpful if you like this kind of thing. If you grew up hacking on Java, then you surely already use this in IntelliJ IDEA! Here is a nice post on how to choose […]