Here's yet another screenshot. Just weaning myself off . Maybe next year you'll see me alternating between a tty running and a tty using for everything else. LOL

Welp. Got to stop using . Now it uses like it's supposed to. :)

(It's not that I can't use vi. It's that I don't want to when composing text as opposed to editing it.)

Here's a screenshot of my outline for /Never the Heroes/ open in Emacs in two panes showing two different parts of the file.

Sooner or later somebody is bound to ask me why I bother with when comes with , (a tiny Emacs clone), and @ed1conf.

All I can say is, "Muh heavy metal umlauts."

For real, though: vi, mg, and even ed are great if you're just working with 7-bit ASCII. But if you're not writing text in plain, unaccented US English you're going to want an editor that does UTF-8.

It need not be Emacs, though. That's just my preference.

no_x11 seems more responsive, and doesn't appear to use as much RAM. And now I've got an ~/.emacs that works consistently with or without .

Consider running Emacs in xterm instead of using a GUI build, if you're on and you need an editor with full support.

( only does ASCII. So does the included with OpenBSD, but if you're a vi fan and need Unicode support you can install the package and select the iconv flavor.)

Last night I tried replacing the athena-flavored I compiled from ports with the no_x11 package, mainly for shits and giggles.

I wanted to see if I actually lost any meaningful functionality by not using a GUI build.

Since I was already using Emacs in daemon mode, all I lost was easily replaced by adding the following to my ~/.cwmrc file and restarting :

command emacs "xterm -ls -class emacs -geometry 150x35+5+5 -e emacsclient -t -a \"\" ~"

I just managed to send email using for the first time. I had to do M-x customize-variable and set "send-mail-function" to "sendmail-send-it" so that Emacs would pass outgoing messages to the (which I had previously configured to relay email sent from my domain to Dreamhost).

Now I just need to get Emacs to reliably pull from multiple accounts and let me switch between them. Then I can drop as my mail client.

Any suggestions for an Emacs mail reader?

Even though I can use from the command line, it's often easier to just use to add, stage, commit, and push stuff when I'm already in . :)

Still using and as a manually tiling window mangler. :)

We live in a strange world where isn't the biggest memory hog you're likely to have installed. That dubious honor has been going to web browsers for years.

I spent last night beating the shit out of my configuration.I wanted something that installed packages using "use-package" and used the built-in "customize" function to tweak various settings.

Here's a copy for anybody who wants it.


Here's a -powered browser with -style keybindings and customization using LISP.

I started by setting up for my partner on my machines since her MacBook is charging. Also set up so she can move between machines if she wants.

She's just discovered for herself how nice ThinkPad keyboards are for typing. :)

Partner: "Does that app you're using only run on Linux and BSD? I want to try it out."

Me: "You mean ?"

Her: "Yeah. And that org mode stuff that you're using as a poor man's Evernote. It doesn't use the cloud, right?"

Me: "It works on Windows and Mac, too. All of your files get stored locally. Want me to set it up for you and download manuals?"

Her: "Please, but you'll answer questions instead of saying RTFM, right?"

Me: "I stopped doing that years ago at your request, remember?"

I don't know if there are any users who write or (I know they're essentially the same thing.) but if there are they might find the new "sylvia" mode of interest.

Thanks to @emsenn, who was kind enough to remind me that in has the ability to include secondary files within a primary file.

The question is, will the secondary file's own includes also get pulled by the primary as tertiary files?

Time to experiment.

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