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.
tags → emacs
Jul 31, 2017 (Updated Aug 5, 2017)
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.
Oct 21, 2014An experiment with using Org mode to write Jekyll blog posts. Table of Contents 1 Introduction 2 Organize Directories 3 Front Matter 4 Configure HTML Export 5 Publishing A Post 6 Followup Introduction Much of what I've read about Org mode has focused on its utility as a task management tool. That's great. I wouldn't mind spending some time on that aspect. Mostly I've been focused on its usefulness for note-taking and writing.
Jun 2, 2014 (Updated Jul 6, 2017)
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.
May 27, 2014
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
May 24, 2014
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.
May 15, 2014
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.
Jul 11, 2002 (Updated Jul 11, 2002)Yep. Emacs, one of the shining stars of the GNU project and its philosophy of Free software. It’s sort of an editor, but if all you do is edit files with it, maybe you could be using something else. I am rather fond of NEdit and JEdit. I am also a longtime user of Vim - despite my occasional membership in the Church of Emacs. There are a lot of fine editors out there, and you will be quite productive working with any of them.