2015-05-13 Emacs Hangout

Console Emacs vs GUI Emacs, keybindings, Org Mode, cooking, nyan, window management, calendars, SuperCollider Usual disclaimer: times are approximate, and the note-taker often gets distracted. =)

  • 0:00:00 Emacs configuration
  • 0:11:22 Console Emacs vs GUI Emacs? iTerm integration, mouse support, 256 colours, drop-down menus (although you can get a text one), …
  • 0:14:59 multihop TRAMP
  • 0:16:01 keybinding philosophies, Hyper and Super
  • 0:22:15 Remapping keys on Mac OS X (dealing with separate Alt and Meta)
  • 0:28:04 Org and mobile
  • 0:30:25 emulating hyper and super keys
  • 0:32:15 orgzly
  • 0:33:33 Org Mode and cooking, org-map-entries
  • 0:39:31 nyan
  • 0:43:04 One window, workgroups
  • 0:46:56 winner-mode
  • 0:53:30 rinari, zeus, ruby
  • 0:54:53 neotree
  • 0:58:22 keyboards
  • 1:03:24 conference
  • 1:09:22 calw; also, something about rainbow-mode, and palette, and then later Org Mode
  • 1:23:13 SuperCollider, Overtone, yasnippet
  • 1:45:13 blackink?

Text chat: Here’s the gif I have as my nyan http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/donkeykong/images/9/91/Cranky_walk.gif/revision/latest?cb=20100930155227

Sahil Sinha 9:23 PM http://emacswiki.org/emacs/MetaKeyProblems
Jack G. 9:24 PM (setq mac-right-command-modifier ‘hyper)<br>(setq mac-right-option-modifier ‘super) http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_hyper_super_keys.html (global-set-key (kbd “H-h”) ‘er/expand-region
George Jones 9:32 PM https://github.com/heikkil/org-dropbox
Jack G. 9:36 PM nyan Cranky_walk.gif
Jack G. 9:42 PM
me 9:42 PM http://www.emacswiki.org/emacs/OneWindow ?
Daniel H 9:46 PM https://github.com/tlh/workgroups.el
me 9:48 PM http://askubuntu.com/questions/4820/keeping-emacs-from-splitting-the-window-when-openning-multiple-files winner-mode
George Jones 9:59 PM http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_best_keyboard.html
George Jones 9:59 PM Xah Lee writes a LOT about keyboards
Jack G. 10:02 PM http://www.razerzone.com/ca-en/store/razer-anansi
Bogdan Popa 10:10 PM https://github.com/kiwanami/emacs-calfw#for-ical-google-calendar-users
me 10:11 PM org-gcal
Daniel H 10:12 PM https://github.com/kiwanami/emacs-calfw
George Jones 10:12 PM having real trouble hearing…
George Jones 10:20 PM when you open a PDF in docview you can get the text with ^C^T (default bindings)
Jack G. 10:21 PM Thanks George!
George Jones 10:21 PM C-c C-t runs the command doc-view-open-text
me 10:27 PM http://doc.norang.ca/org-mode.html
sai tejaa Cluri 10:27 PM hi
Jack G. 10:37 PM link
me 10:37 PM This was a fun demo of Org Mode and SuperCollider http://pages.sachachua.com/emacs-chats/chat-iannis-zannos.html
Levi Strope 10:40 PM Jack your audio is crystal clear now… whatever that change was
Jack G. 10:45 PM http://blackink.bleank.com/
me 10:48 PM http://emacslife.com/baby-steps-org.html
  • Jack G.

    Sorry everyone! Didn’t realize my laptop (with lid closed)’s mic was set as default till near the end of the hangout. :S Looking forward to next hangout! Thanks again to Sacha for organizing these.

    PS. If anyone cares to chat sometime and trade experiences with audio/visual/game, or literate programming in Emacs, send me a line!… Perhaps we might even develop some eye/ear-catchy demos to present at the next hangout! 

    -Jack G.

    (Sacha: Here’s a better gif of the custom Nyan bar with Cranky Kong. https://www.dropbox.com/s/rp36uey81qptulm/CrankyKong.gif?dl=0)

    • I wasn’t sure, because sometimes people really do just have odd mic issues… =) Anyway, it was possible to figure out most of what you said. Thanks for joining, and it would be lovely to see any nifty demos you might have next time!

  • George Jones

    runs the command menu-bar-open … menus in text/terminal mode. Mentioned last night (by Sacha). I discovered the function/binding by accident this morning….

  • melling

    Some of the audio is bad. I’ve noticed this on previous emacs hangouts. Anyway, what keyboard is he showing off with those extra buttons?

    • Jack G.

      Hey Melling! Sorry about the audio. It’s a Razer Anansi. Meant for gaming and allows for remapping of any key. Not the most satisfying feel for the key presses (saying this coming from a mechanical Das Keyboard) but the 7 thumb keys are gold if one is prone to sore tendons/wrists.
      http://www.razerzone.com/ca-en/store/razer-anansi

  • Jack G.

    Here’s what I was trying to say when discussing keyboard:

    • So many thumb keys! So envious. =)

  • kp

    Hi, I also need the osx alt key behaviour quite often and I just want to share my solution for that problem (see video at 0:22): I simply disabled emacs binding for the right alt key:

    (setq ns-right-option-modifier nil)

    My left alt key is my ’emacs’ alt key, and my right alt key has the osx default behaviour.

  • Sam

    This is kinda late, but for the SICP stuff, consider using Org’s NoWeb functionality. That might be what you’re looking for.

  • George Jones
    • Yup! And you can even add sudo and other methods to that. =)