One of the things that makes Emacs stand out is its modes (or “plug ins,” for those who haven’t used Emacs before). The nature of Emacs being open source means that every mode is born out of a need. Nothing is “fluff.” Every good mode has a good reason to exist. The more people who have the same need, the more customized and refined the mode becomes. Indeed, some of these modes are more supirior than complete softwre packages, which often costs money.
Today I want to talk about Elfeed, one of these tools. Elfeed is better than any other…
Mounting SMB shares to Linux machines (or VMs) is an important skill for anyone using Linux. It can be quite confusing, especially for newcomers.
This guide assumes that you have two machines, Windows and Linux, on the same network and same subnet. It also assumes you’ve already shared the SMB folder with the right security properties: if you need help with this, look here for starters or find other helpful articles like this one.
Let me start by throwing the mount command at you and then explain what it does. Here it is:
sudo mount -t cifs -o user=[your Windows…
I’ve been enjoying taking photos since October and decided to start recording videos, expanding the way I publish content. As it turns out, recording, editing, and storing videos is not as simple as I thought. The outcome has been holding back on discussing one of my biggest passions these days. I want to change that today.
I’ve already discussed my camera before my trip earlier this year. Since then I’ve learned more about photography enjoyed seeing my skill improving. Here’s one of the first photos I took to demonstrate this:
The above image is an experiment in trying to focus…
Over the time I’ve been using org-mode, a natural process of project management has emerged. For the first time in my adult life, I haven’t felt the need to switch systems of productivity. I even enjoy looking at my projects nowadays, a list of organized notes, tasks, and information. I’ve discussed projects here before, but not in this detail. I hope this would be beneficial to others, especially those new to org-mode.
This system is rather simple and straight forward, without many bells and whistles. To understand it though, I need to first discuss my methodology in org-mode.
I’ve kept a journal (though infrequently) since my early 20s. A thick notebook with a table of contents on its first two pages made of a long list of dates. At the time, life was too chaotic to keep the habit uninterrupted. I’m not sure at what point I converted to digital form, but I flirted with digital journaling for years before it became my primary method of keeping a journal.
Interestingly, the old paper journals are the ones that survived and moved homes with me (for the most part) while the digital ones are lost somewhere in the cloud…
They say a picture is worth a thousand words:
This is my SSH server’s log, and this looks like a good time to talk about basic ssh server security.
Let’s back up just a bit for the whys and hows.
To access my personal org files from work (my journal for example), I use TRAMP with SSH. Why SSH? It’s rudimentary, supported out of the box, and relatively private. My work and personal tasks meet in my agenda, but I like to keep my personal resources away from work computers just as I prefer to keep work material away from…
Mon, Feb 13, 2019
I’ve been using LastPass for the last 5 years and been happy with it. I recommended it to friends, family, and co-workers. I tried to sell it through its convenience: once set up, LastPass auto-fills user and password fields, and can even log you into a website directly. LastPass also creates complicated passwords automatically and is available on every major browser, iPhones and Android.
But it seems like even LastPass’s time has come.
As we know, Convenience usually comes at the price of security. LastPass auto-fill is quick and effective but also makes it very easy…
Thu, Nov 22, 2018
Having a consisted, stable server for my org files has been on my mind for a while. I bought a Raspberry PI (RP) to serve as a file server to be used as a “hub” that will always be on and host these files. This is a description of the setup of what I’ve done to make this work. I hope you’d find this useful! Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Yesterday I had more issues with syncing back home. Whenever this happens, it ruins my workflow since my “OhSnap” folder (my “inbox” it GTD terms) is disconnected from my work computer. I managed to fix things toward noon and get my SSH server up and going (and therefore, TRAMP), but that only fixed half the problem.
This time it was my capture template. Worked before, but now it told me there’s something wrong with my target file — a file I can access no problem using TRAMP on my home machine. The syntax and path check out as well.
My first day with Org-mode after two weeks of intense learning. Overall, it wasn’t as messy as I thought it would be. I was lucky not to have too much on my plate today, taking care of only four different cases.
Due to Dropbox syncing issues between beorg and WorkMac, I lost time trying to improvise. This was very frustrating because it happened when I was working on an issue, away from WorkMac, and then realized that I do not have the information I need. …
Helpdesk-Headesk. All in one.