Collecting my attempts to improve at tech, art, and life


More than a text editor, it’s a lifestyle.

Emacs is the extensible, customizable, self-documenting real-time display editor.


Okay, so what are the main tasks I use Emacs for?

  • Editing text files of course, including but not limited to:
    • Notes and task management via Org
    • Source code for Ruby, Perl, Python, LISP, and JavaScript projects
  • The scratch buffer makes a handy calculator, since it can evaluate LISP code.

My main advice to you if you want to use Emacs: do more than just edit text with it. Use it as a calculator. Let it handle your email. Play Tetris with it. Experiment and have a little fun.

What’s that? “Play Tetris with it?” Yes, that’s right. I said “Tetris”. M-x tetris and see for yourself.


Added to vault 2024-01-15. Updated on 2024-01-26