Posts about using GNU Emacs, the venerable kitchen sink text editor environment. I default to Vim for editing, but always longed to better understand this beast.

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  • Quick Zoom Text in Emacs

    Quick Zoom Text in Emacs

    Jan 1, 2020

    Tools · emacs ·

    TL;DR: Use C-x C-=, C-x C--, and C-x C-0 to scale text on the fly in your Emacs buffer.

  • Installing Emacs Documentation on POP!_os

    Installing Emacs Documentation on POP!_os

    Dec 1, 2019 (Updated Dec 1, 2019)

    Tools · emacs · linux · info ·

    Apt spells “emacs core docs” as “emacs-common-non-dfsg”.
  • Having fun with Emacs

    Having fun with Emacs

    Nov 19, 2019 at 9:26 pm

    I kind of understand what folks say about Emacs being their operating system.

    BTW the theme is the poet package, more or less.

  • Emacs use-package

    Nov 9, 2019 (Updated Nov 17, 2019)

    Tools · emacs · packages ·

    Just declared .emacs bankruptcy. Starting over with use-package.

  • Emacs Writegood Mode

    Emacs Writegood Mode

    Aug 6, 2017

    Tools · emacs ·

    I rushed through that post about logging money with org mode, and didn't take much time to edit it. This bothers me. Today I went into writegood-mode to catch my sloppiest writing mistakes.

  • Logging Money In Org Mode

    Logging Money In Org Mode

    Jul 31, 2017 (Updated Aug 5, 2017)

    Tools · emacs · org ·

    I am setting up Emacs org mode to track how I use my money. This is a healthy habit, which I applied in the past with a little paper notebook. This needs to be as easy as that little notebook, or I will never use it.

    I only want to see how I use my money. This can eventually become part of a budget, but all I want today is the ability to make quick money notes.

    • My friend paid me back some money they borrowed
    • One of the housemates chipped in for groceries
    • I treated myself to coffee.

    Stuff like that. Let's see what I come up with.

  • elscreen


    Jan 11, 2017

    Tools · emacs · elscreen ·

    I use ElScreen every time I open Emacs. May as well make a quick note about it.

  • Blog Writing in Org Mode

    Oct 21, 2014

    Tools · emacs · org · jekyll ·

    An experiment with using Org mode to write Jekyll blog posts.

  • Start Using Emacsclient

    Jun 2, 2014 (Updated Jul 6, 2017)

    Tools · emacs ·

    I have been curious about the Emacs Client for a long time. Because Emacs can have a long startup time, it can be made to run in a persistent mode. All buffers are handled by a central process. Your editor interface connects to that central process rather than managing its own buffers. Thinking about the Emacs client is what started me down the path of studying Emacs as a client/server Lisp environment. Anyways, I looked up some blog posts to tell me what to do.

  • Elisp Functions Described in the Emacs Tutorial

    May 27, 2014

    Tools · emacs · elisp · tutorial ·

    The other day I talked some sort of nonsense about organizing my notes into some sort of coherent blog post. Heck with that. Life is too short. Instead I will just dump them here and hope somebody finds them useful. Maybe later I can do something with it. For now it's just supplemental material for the official Emacs tutorial

  • The Emacs Tutorial as ELisp Tour

    May 24, 2014

    Tools · emacs · elisp · tutorial ·

    I am trying to really learn how to use GNU Emacs. One thing that strikes me is how the Emacs user interface can be thought of as a client application to an Emacs Lisp API. This is not a revolutionary thought, but it really stuck in my head. I reread the official tutorial, focusing on the functions rather than the keybindings that invoke them.

  • Exporting From Org to Markdown

    May 16, 2014

    Tools · emacs · org · markdown ·

    TL;DR? C-h v org-export-backends to ensure that Markdown export is available. C-c C-e m m invokes org-md-export-to-markdown. You may need to update Org Mode, which could be a fussy process.

  • My New New (New) Site

    May 15, 2014

    Marginalia · site · emacs · org ·

    I have been exploring GNU Emacs recently. As part of that exploration, I decided to use o-blog. Why? Well. I want to blog more. I want to use Emacs more. I got tired of my WordPress blog. o-blog sits on top of Org mode, which is the Killer App of Emacs for me. Org mode is amazing. o-blog is nifty, and relatively easy to get started with. I have fiddled with the o-blog templates to suit my tastes. I replaced browser-side Less CSS with a bit of Sass at build time. Eventually I'll port the Wordpress posts to o-blog and maybe the old static pages to something involving org-mode.

  • An Emacs Newbie

    Dec 26, 2013

    Marginalia · emacs ·

    Right. I am going to attempt to follow Ryan Macklin's suggestion to write at least 250 words per day. They don't have to be good words. Fortunately, I have this blog sitting here.

  • Emacs

    Jul 11, 2002 (Updated Jul 11, 2002)

    Coolnamehere · emacs ·