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Emacs: Chatting with John Wiegley about the cool things he does with Emacs

John Wiegley – June 26, 2012 from Sacha Chua on Vimeo.


Read more context for John Wiegley’s thoughts on the GPL. Note from Sacha: The WordPress folks seem to have figured out how to earn money with premium themes, plugins, and training, so it’s not incompatible with the GPL… =)

John Wiegley is one of my Emacs heroes. =) Check out John’s Emacs configuration and other tools on Github. John occasionally posts Emacs-related things at You can find him on Twitter as @jwiegley. Enjoy!

Transcript: Emacs chat with John Wiegley

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Emacs Chat with Avdi Grimm (Org-mode, Ruby, etc.)

Update 2013-03-16: Get the MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files, or listen to them on!

Thanks to Matthew Darling’s comment on my post about code coaching, I came across Avdi Grimm’s work with pair programming – and was delighted to find that he uses Emacs too. =) Check out my Skype chat with Avdi about Org-mode literate programming, Ruby, and how he got started with Emacs.

Emacs Chat with Avdi Grimm from Sacha Chua on Vimeo. If you liked this, you might also like my chat with John Wiegley. Do you use Emacs? Want to share your story and the nifty things you think other people should know about? Comment below or get in touch with me!

Emacs chat: Thomas Kjeldahl Nilsson

I got to chat with Thomas about Emacs and picking up configuration snippets from EmacsWiki. He’s so lucky – he gets to work with lots of other Emacs geeks! =)

Thomas Kjeldahl Nilsson – Emacs chat from Sacha Chua on Vimeo.

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Emacs Chat: Carsten Dominik

In which Carsten shares how he got started with Emacs, the joys of Calc, and other cool things. =)

Carsten Dominik from Sacha Chua on Vimeo.

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Emacs Chat: Bastien Guerry

In this chat, Bastien tells stories about getting started in Emacs, reading his mail/news/blogs in Gnus, and hacking his life with Org. =) Enjoy!

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