I write all the content for this site and for my blog in Emacs. I try to do all of my work in it, although it doesn’t always work out. I have a specific tag for it on my blog with a feed you can subscribe to in case you don’t care about the rest of it.

As I started reading How I Write Code, Take Notes, Journal, Track Time and Tasks, and Stay Organized using Emacs by Caleb Jay Rogers I was inspired to write a little more about my own Emacs experience and origins. I had just started using GNU/Linux on my desktop and was looking for a good IDE or text editor. I tried Eclipse, Code::Blocks, NetBeans, and of course Vim. I was specifically looking for one that worked well from a terminal window and supported nice looking syntax highlighting. So really it ended up being down to either Vim or Emacs. At the time I didn’t really like either much. I would always get stuck in Vim and I couldn’t understand this weird Lisp language that Emacs used for its configuration. And the keybindings were so weird!

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Date: 2023-12-07 Thu 23:50

Emacs 29.1 (Org mode 9.6.12)