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emacs

My Emacs Package of the Week: CRUX

2022-03-01

Some packages get mentioned over and over on different blogs and other Emacs related platforms. And other packages do not seem to get the same degree of attention (or at least I don’t see it) although they deserve it. IMO one of these is CRUX, which is most fittingly described as “a Collection of Ridiculously Useful eXtensions for Emacs” by its created, Bozhidar Batsov. It does provide a large collection of helper functions that may assist you in all kinds of situations of your Emacs life.

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Another Update on Publishing my Emacs Configuration

2022-02-20

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about how I experimented with publishing my Emacs configuration (which is written in Org) using org-publish. Kashual Modi, the creator of ox-hugo, replied to me and asked me if I thought about publishing the configuration using ox-hugo. I didn’t! And it turned out that it was done by just adding three lines at the top of my Emacs configuration file as I wrote in a follow-up post a few days later.

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Why I failed using Org-mode for tasks

2022-02-14

I started using Emacs back in 2016 and shortly after that I discovered Org-mode a little while after (I don’t know the exact date but I have tasks in my archive going back to 2018 and I know that I used it some time without the archiving functionality). For some time my bio on Fosstodon even contained the line „couldn’t survive without Org-mode“ and yet, since two months I haven’t used it.

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Using Emacs tab-bar-mode

2022-02-11

Everyone knows tabs. From your favorite web browser, your file manager, your terminal emulator and perhaps many other programs. And if you know Emacs or heard anything about it you perhaps wouldn’t be surprised if I told you the it has not one, but two tab modes. There is tab-line-mode which is equivalent to what we know from other editors or the browser: one “thing”, file, windows, buffer, whatever per tab.

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Publishing my Website using GitLab CI Pipelines

2022-02-08

I wrote some posts recently, like “Update on Publishing my Emacs Configuration”, where I mention that my current workflow of deploying changes to my website can be improved. Well, I could always improve it, but this is one of the more urgent things. The Status Quo Currently after I writing some blog post or changing a page I export it by calling the relevant ox-hugo exporter using the Org export dispatcher.

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My Emacs package of the week: org-appear

2022-02-05

It may be a little boring for some, but the second post in my “My Emacs package of the week” series is again about an Org-mode package (well, if you follow my blog you shoudn’t be surprised). I use org mode a lot (though I used to use it more (a blog post about this is coming soonish)) and so from time to time I notice some things that I would like to be a little bit different or I stumble upon packages (either because I see someone else using it, by browsing some social networks or by reading my RSS feed, e.

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Update on Publishing my Emacs Configuration

2022-02-02

After posting my last blog article about publishing my Emacs configuration on Fosstodon, Kaushal Modi (the maintainer of ox-hugo the org mode to hugo exporter that I use for my Blog) wrote me and brought the idea up to publish my Emacs configuration using ox-hugo and hugo. I didn’t even think about that and so the same evening I tried it. If you’ve read my previous blog post you know the amount of code and work that is necessary to get org-publish running, with ox-hugo I need to add the following three lines on top of my config.

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Publishing My Emacs Configuration

2022-01-30

Introduction As you may know, I’m using Emacs for various task and I have a configuration for doing so. I think that documentation is an important part of a configuration, especially if it is not something I read or work with every day and I want to read up on certain things and decisions after a long time. That’s why I chose to write my Emacs configuration using literate programming by using Org Babel.

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Update on my Org-roam web viewer

2022-01-27

About one and a half weeks ago I announced that I’m going to start a new (code) project for viewing my Org-roam files over the web (especially on mobile devices). Since then surprisingly much happened and so I want to give a short status update. First of all I chose a working title for the software: brainengine. However, I’m not quite sure why. Especially the engine part since it doesn’t power anything.

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My Emacs package of the week: orgit

2022-01-21

As you may now I joined the 100 Days To Offload challenge and therefore need some content. Since it seems that I always write about stuff that is more or less connected with Emacs anyway I though I could start a series called “My Emacs package of the week” where I present some package I stumbled upon recently or I used for quite some time but is interesting enough to show.

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