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Tag Archives: Lisp

The Purpose of EMACS

The purpose of EMACS is to provide an environment for the unlimited expression of your creativity in which you can revel in the definition of as many boundaries as you wish, and then exceed them, repeatedly.

How to backward delete a word in Emacs

M-DEL

For Sale: Symbolics MacIvory

Are you the only kid who learned about artificial intelligence in the 80s from the film WarGames? Probably not. Would you like to play a game, though? You still can. Pick up a piece of history here. Very very cool. Consciousness expanding when you realize that this dev tech was around in the 80s, long […]

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 […]