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Patryk Gronkiewicz
Patryk Gronkiewicz

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Toughs On Emacs After a Year of Pandemic

Table of Contents

  1. Configuration
  2. TRAMP
  3. elisp
  4. org-mode
  5. Conclusions

Hello there! First of all - this isn’t any form of review. I was using emacs just from time to time, so I won’t call it whole year of using it. Nonetheless I’ve got a lot more understanding to stuff behind it and I appreciate its extensibility even more than last year.

Configuration

I’m still using Doom Emacs - I still don’t feel good enough at it and at elisp to create config from scratch, but there are some modifications, because I’ve started to use org-mode more extensibly, especially when it comes to writing configuraion. It just makes sense to have my configs next to the documentation. I’ve also switched my Linux distribution from Pop!_OS to NixOS - it feels so much better now. My home-manager config is now stored next to my emacs config, all in the same place (but I don’t have git repository for it yet).

TRAMP

I also started to edit more files on my servers lately due to more self-hosted solutions. I love how TRAMP makes it easy to just edit remote file.

elisp

It’s a great tool! Thanks to it I’m publishing this blog with almost no effort - just commit and push - other things just happen on it’s own. I’m using script by @to1ne and I’m just loving it. His theme is base of mine with just minor tweaks such as color scheme changes (nord 💙). My portfolio webiste is also published with orgmode, but without such automation since it’s just <SPC>mehh.

org-mode

I’ve said a bit about org-mode in the previous sections, but it just should have one on it’s own. I’ve started to use tangling a lot, write docs and my notes. It’s great tool for writing and managing tasks since I can throw ’em around and just open org-agenda with filter or so.

Conclusions

Emacs is even better tool than I tought at first. It just lacks good code editor, but since there’s eVIl-mode - I’m satisfied more than enough.

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