substring completion — emacs (March 24, 2003, 0) - Le Wang mentions icomplete and mcomplete in reference to substring
completion in a March 4 post on the email@example.com mailing
list. Hmmmm. mcomplete doesn’t seem to be built-in, but icomplete’s
there, and it’s nifty. It’s like ido handling of buffers and files. I
Nemeth mathematics (March 25, 2003, 0) - On the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list, Yvon Provencher mentions the useful tutorial at
Movie seating for geeks (February 17, 2007, 0) - http://xkcd.com/c173.html
I’ve totally done this. ‘course, I was a little too obvious about it, but hey… <laugh>
E-Mail from Leigh Honeywell
Random Emacs symbol: eshell/printnl – Function: Print out each of the argument, separated by newlines.
Drupal: Timezones and places (May 22, 2009, 0) - The Drupal date_timezone module (part of Date) lets you use city names instead of timezone offsets in order to select a timezone, and that picks up Daylight Savings Time rules in a reasonably good manner, too.
A long list of cities can be hard to work with, though. This list is equally long, but it’s organized
Yet another snippet mode for Emacs (July 26, 2008, 13) - While reading gnu.emacs.help, I came across yasnippet (yet another snippet extension for Emacs). It provides interactive templates for text or code entry. It’s similar to SkeletonMode, but with TextMate-type syntax, simpler prompting for information, and more focus on expanding mode-sensitive text in the buffer.
Here’s what I did to get started with it on my system: