Emacs BBDB magic: Greeting people with nicknames (July 20, 2006, 0) - I use Gnus to read my mail within the Emacs text editor. One of the
advantages of using a mail client that’s infinitely programmable is
that you can add all sorts of little tweaks to it. Gnus can be
integrated with Emacs’ Big Brother Database (BBDB), a semi-structured
text database in which I store all sorts of weird notes.
Wicked Cool Emacs: BBDB: Use nicknames and custom salutations (March 24, 2008, 4) - I like starting my e-mail with a short salutation such as “Hello, Mike!”, “Hello, Michael”, or “Hello, Mikong!”, but it can be hard to remember which nicknames people prefer to use, and calling someone by the wrong name is a bit of a faux pas. Sometimes people sign e-mail with their preferred name, but what
Contact report (November 2, 2006, 0) - I started tracking e-mail sent on 2006.09.01 with a
nifty piece of Emacs Lisp code I wrote just for the
purpose. Now I have two months of interesting data which include not
only e-mail but also the occasional in-person contact or phone call
that I remember to note. It’s not complete – e-mail’s the only thing
that gets automatically tracked
bbdb: prefix for sacha/try-expand-factoid-from-bbdb (April 15, 2004, 0) - To control expansion further, I’ve made a bbdb: prefix required. This
will allow me to still properly use dabbrev expansion.
;; Particularly fun with ERC. I am now a bot!
(defun sacha/try-expand-factoid-from-bbdb (old)
"Try to expand from BBDB. If OLD is non-nil, cycle through other possibilites."
;; First time,
The S-Files (April 15, 2003, 0) - If it wasn’t obvious by now, the SFiles mailing
list is pretty dead. I’ll be merging those into my planner archive
Really Soon. =)
So, Dominique Cimafranca, rest assured that the messages in the
SFiles archives – and this website – are meant for public
consumption. If you’re into browsing through other people’s mail,
might I recommend Griffin and Sabine by