This was my very first post. I was trying out the note-taking capabilities of Emacs Planner. In the beginning, it didn’t support blogging. I built that feature afterwards, and eventually migrated my posts over to WordPress when I decided to move blogging systems.
Planner was a personal information manager for the Emacs text editor. I had picked up Emacs again after rereading Unix Power Tools, and I was curious about some of the packages that were available for it. Planner looked like a great way to keep track of my tasks and notes. The Remembrance Agent mentioned here was another bit of software available for Emacs. It continuously looked at a few hundred words around your cursor and suggested relevant files, which was a really cool way to find out that you’d written about something similar and had completely forgotten about it. I’ve since then moved on to using Emacs Org Mode to manage my tasks, although I haven’t quite replaced the “Here are other things similar to this” functionality provided by Remembrance Agent. I just write about things again and again.