Emacs Chat with Avdi Grimm (Org-mode, Ruby, etc.)

Update 2013-03-16: Get the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files, or listen to them on archive.org!

Thanks to Matthew Darling’s comment on my post about code coaching, I came across Avdi Grimm’s work with pair programming – and was delighted to find that he uses Emacs too. =) Check out my Skype chat with Avdi about Org-mode literate programming, Ruby, and how he got started with Emacs.

Emacs Chat with Avdi Grimm from Sacha Chua on Vimeo. If you liked this, you might also like my chat with John Wiegley. Do you use Emacs? Want to share your story and the nifty things you think other people should know about? Comment below or get in touch with me!

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  • I was wondering what happened to your Emacs book!  Anyway, thanks for sharing your discussion.  Checking out Xiki now…. :)

  • asjo

    Fun video – and you timed the length just right for my attention span :-)

    I was wondering what some of the functions/tricks are that can be used to dig back in history of a file – “at your fingertips”, that would be a cool thing to demo in a screencast. I never really got into Magit – I guess I’ll have to give it another try.

    DNA editing sounded fun as well; I wonder if anyone has done anything with protein sequences…

    Oh, and Gnus has gotten a lot better at IMAP, so there’s a reason to give that another whirl!

  • torwag

    just wonder, beside of seeing both of you, those videos do not give much information. Why not offering a ogg-audio file? People could listen to the chat on-the-go which is much easier then sitting 45min in front of a online video device. Just an idea…. 

    • Good point! I’ll make Ogg and MP3s when I get back to my computer tonight, and I’ll also start transcribing it.

    • Added! =)

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  • Assuming you are taking requests for this sort of thing, you should rope in Phil Hagelberg next

    • He’s got a great interview at http://phil.hagelberg.usesthis.com/ . =) I’d love to chat with him!

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  • Sacha, these interviews are great! (I was delinquent in keeping up with RSS feeds for most of 2012, so I’m catching up with JohnW now too.) I hope the series continues!

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  • ChriS

    Coming late to the party but, for an email client in Emacs, you may want to check Mu4e — see http://www.djcbsoftware.nl/code/mu/mu4e.html and https://github.com/djcb/mu