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zk-phi releases two perhaps necessary packages for Emacs

You may not be totally sure why, but you will immediately feel like you ought to install the following two packages for Emacs: [indent-guide] show vertical lines to guide indentation [highlight-stages] highlight staged (quasi-quoted) expressions

Problems installing (M)ELPA packages

In Problems installing (M)ELPA packages Sebastien wrote: While using `package.el’ fulfills a long-awaited dream for easily adding and upgrading Emacs libraries, I now feel upgrading packages is much more complex than what I anticipated. At least two of the packages I use daily (Org and Helm) require to be installed from inside a fresh Emacs […]


elpakit Let’s you build repositories and archives of repositories. Via reddit.

Testing Emacs Packages: surprisingly non-awful

Testing Emacs Packages: surprisingly non-awful is a nice example of one approach to testing Emacs Lisp.

A progress indicator for code blocks in org-mode

A progress indicator for code blocks in org-mode courtesy of John Kitchin: ;; give us some hint we are running (defadvice org-babel-execute-src-block (around progress nil activate) (set-face-attribute ‘org-block-background nil :background “LightSteelBlue”) (message “Running your code block”) ad-do-it (set-face-attribute ‘org-block-background nil :background “gray”) (message “Done with code block”))

Another Emacs configuration in org

Here. It is nice. My apologies for forgetting how I ended up here.

What all of those org-babel functions do

For the lazy org users like myself who want to know what the functions listed here do, just evaluate the one you want: (describe-function ‘org-babel-execute-src-block) (describe-function ‘org-babel-open-src-block-result) (describe-function ‘org-babel-load-in-session) (describe-function ‘org-babel-pop-to-session) (describe-function ‘org-babel-previous-src-block) (describe-function ‘org-babel-next-src-block) (describe-function ‘org-babel-execute-maybe) (describe-function ‘org-babel-open-src-block-result) (describe-function ‘org-babel-expand-src-block) (describe-function ‘org-babel-goto-src-block-head) (describe-function ‘org-babel-goto-named-src-block) (describe-function ‘org-babel-goto-named-result) (describe-function ‘org-babel-execute-buffer) (describe-function ‘org-babel-execute-subtree) (describe-function ‘org-babel-demarcate-block) (describe-function ‘org-babel-tangle) […]

Running CLIPS on Android

Via here: CLIPS4Android and DROID-CLIPS

CLIPS Language Support for Visual Studio

Very sweet.


Org-agenda module for turning task management into a game. – via here Haven’t read the overview yet but skimming it, it appears to be rich and thoughtful. Perfect timing for those of us curious about gamification.