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Chapter 6: Being Big Brother (plan)

I haven't been writing about Emacs lately. Here's my outline so that you can help keep me honest. =) My next chapter is about the Big Brother Database (BBDB) and contact management in Emacs, which is one of the things that made people laugh when I showed my Emacs configuration at DemoCamp in Toronto. Anyway, here's what I'm planning to write about: Chapter 6: Being Big Brother (30 pages)
  • Why use Emacs to manage your contacts? What is BBDB?
  • Project xxx: Set up BBDB Project xxx: Import contacts: CSV, card Project xxx: Create a record Project xxx: Search records
  • Mail Project xxx: Integrate BBDB with Mail Project xxx: Notice e-mail changes Project xxx: Filter mail according to record Project xxx: Categorize contacts with mail aliases Project xxx: Personalize greetings Project xxx: Personalize signatures Project xxx: Mail merge Project xxx: Track last contact
  • Filtering records Project xxx: Show a phone list Project xxx: Show an address list Project xxx: Show no contact since Project xxx: Show tag queries Project xxx: Remember birthdays
  • More data Project xxx: Snarf records Project xxx: Add pictures Project xxx: Export contacts Project xxx: Synchronize contacts Project xxx: Synchronize with LinkedIn