Endless Parentheses

Ramblings on productivity and technical subjects.

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Meta Binds Part 1: Drunk in the Dark

Learning numeric prefixes is a vital step in the road to Emacs mastery, and it's probably one of the editor's least appreciated features. It took me more than a year to get the hang of doing C-3 C-k instead of C-a C-space C-n C-n C-n C-w. [...]

Checkdoc, Package Developing, and Cakes

You're not a true Emacs package developer until you run checkdoc through your packages. You'll be amazed at the number of style errors it finds. Unfortunately, not enough adepts are aware of this tool, perhaps because it's more of an icing spatula than a carving knife. [...]

init.org Without org-mode

When I decided to share my limited wisdom, I realized I’d need something better than a 4-year-old, thrown together, init file. The words “init dot org” had crossed my ears through one of Sacha Chua’s previous videos; however, due to 63m of water above my head, internet searches weren’t quite operating at top efficiency. [...]