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Emacs, Calendars, Google, and Org Mode

This post has a few nice links. emacs-calfw is calendar framework for Emacs. google-maps displays Google Maps directly inside Emacs. org-gcal.el synchronizes org-mode with Google Calendar.

key-combo and the Spread of Great Ideas

I love watching great ideas percolate through the file editor ecosystem. My cup of tea is Emacs, so I notice it most there, but it happens all over the place. For example EasyMotion appeared in VIM and jumped to Emacs AceJump and then to IntelliJ (and all its children). If you are an Emacs user […]

Nice HTML Slide Export in Org-Mode with org-ioslide

Here is the project. Link via reddit.

How to Type the OSX “Pretzel” Key in Unicode

Emacs tells you everything that you need to know about it using describe-char: position: 927 of 1056 (88%), column: 33 character: ⌘ (displayed as ⌘) (codepoint 8984, #o21430, #x2318) preferred charset: unicode (Unicode (ISO10646)) code point in charset: 0x2318 script: symbol syntax: . which means: punctuation category: .:Base, j:Japanese to input: type “C-x 8 RET […]

EWS support for Emacs

I use Exchange at work for calendaring. I also use terminal-mode emacsclient when I’m logged in from another machine. In that scenario I can’t easily open a web browser to use Outlook Web Access. It annoyed me that I couldn’t check my schedule from within a terminal Emacs session. Thus, I did the only sensible […]

Org HTML Themes

org-html-themes provides very nice HTML export themes for your org documents.

How to Correctly Enable Flycheck in Babel Source Blocks

If you already have Flycheck turned on then you already have it running your babel source block buffers, but, it isn’t working how you expect it. That buffer hasn’t got a file name. Flycheck can’t be smart about helping you out here. Via this post, the solution follows. (defadvice org-edit-src-code (around set-buffer-file-name activate compile) (let […]

Asynchronous Execution in Emacs Lisp

Simple asynchronous functions for emacs lisp Via SheepHead.

How to Handle and Large Slow Org Files

When some of us open large Org mode files, Emacs becomes nearly unresponsive, and nearly unusable. My stock advice has always been to call #+STARTUP: showeverything or do a binary search more or less to figure out which package is stomping Emacs. In this post, though, Puneeth explains that the issue may go away entirely […]

Hydra, a new Emacs package to fall in love with

A few weeks ago a really nice post appeared. It explained how to use set-transient-map. Is is nice for all the same reasons that all keymaps are nice, and additionally, their transience. The example of managing text size is perfect. Everyone has that in their Emacs config. When we define a goal like “we want […]