Emacs: Changing the font size on the fly (September 15, 2006, 13) - I have a tiny laptop: 8.9″ diagonally. With a 1024×768 pixels screen
resolution, things can get *pretty* small. The following functions use
the gnome-terminal-style shortcuts (Ctrl-plus, Ctrl-minus) to change
the font size without the mouse:
(defun sacha/increase-font-size ()
Flew a kite today (July 2, 2007, 0) - We enjoyed a long weekend because of Canada Day, so we had enough
leisure time to make a kite out of bamboo sticks and plastic. We had a
hard time flying it in the chaotic breeze, but it was good fun anyway.
I also practiced on the devilsticks. I’ll get the hang of it yet.
Random Emacs symbol: muse-xml-charset-default
Emacs: BBDB rapid serial visualization (September 28, 2006, 0) - And because it’s good to quickly flash through records once in a while
to refresh my memory…
"*Number of seconds to wait between records.
Set to 0 to wait for input.")
(defun sacha/bbdb-rapid-serial-visualization ()
"Breeze through everyone's name and notes."
;; Copy the currently visible records
Emacs basics: Changing the background color (January 18, 2009, 9) - One of the first things you’ll probably want to change about Emacs is the default face. This controls the foreground color, the background color, the font, and other attributes. For example, many graphical environments give Emacs a background of white. If you prefer a black background (which can be less tiring during long periods of