It’s been a very busy start to 2010 but I have finally managed to get myself into gear with use of Emacs. I’m using it in console-only guise as far as I can, simply to learn the keystrokes as quickly as possible.

One feature that I’ve been very happy to stumble across is this weblogger.el extension. It means you can simply open a new buffer in Emacs, blog and save – all in minutes, if not seconds! Much better than opening a web page every time you want to blog about something.

The inspiration to really use Emacs in earnest comes from my new hero(in): Sacha Chua. A hugely popular and influential personality, Sacha is a true geek (in the best possible sense, of course) and a rising star for 2010 and beyond. I highly recommend reading Sacha’s blog at

Happy reading!

2 thoughts on “First blog from Emacs

  1. Awww, thanks! =) I’m glad you’re exploring Emacs.

    You might also enjoy checking out w3m (the package) and w3m-el (the Emacs Lisp module), which is a pretty decent way of surfing the Web within Emacs. It doesn’t support Javascript or Flash or anything fancy, but it gets the job done, and it can be surprisingly useful at times.

    And you should definitely check out EmacsWiki and Planet Emacsen for all sorts of Emacs-y goodness. =)

    Have fun!

  2. No worries 🙂

    Thanks for the links. This is admitedly a statement of the obvious, but when you open your eyes to something, you see so much more. Such is the case with Emacs – there’s so much to discover out there! And I like the culture of sharing behind use of this editor.

    The link to your elisp is great. Code examples like this are a great way to introduce Emacs noobs (e.g. moi!) to the power available. Keep up the good work!

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