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  • I (kind of) killed Mercurial at Mozilla
    12 projects | | 21 Nov 2023
  • Is it too late to learn emacs as a vim lifer?
    3 projects | /r/emacs | 3 Oct 2023
    You'll want to invest the time in learning Magit, which will change your life once you get the hang of it (and I was a heavy user of Fugitive in Vim previously!), and it's unlikely you'll find a better integration with GDB anywhere else on the planet than with Emacs, though I can't say that empirically. You just need to take the plunge and start learning it, then cut over and take the hit in productivity one day when you're feeling adventurous. You'll ultimately become far more powerful than you've ever been. Especially if you delve into elisp over time. I use Spacemacs, which is bloated and has bugs, but it has so many features that I haven't undertaken the massive endeavor to replace it from scratch yet.
  • On Desktop GUI Minimalism
    5 projects | | 9 Sep 2023
    > Even in this article just a few sentences after stating we should start from first principles he then jumps into the assumption of the "desktop".

    Agree. Although I can see how the idea of "first principles" can be a very difficult starting point. A blank sheet of paper is a scary monster.

    There's a huge breadth and depth of non-"desktop" GUIs out there, some (like smartphones) are even wildly successful. It's good to explore them for inspiration. Some of my favourites:

    - Arcan ( - I won't attempt to summarize, just dive in!

    - SailfishOS ( - mobile UI focused on interaction through gestures / swipes; I've used it as my daily driver for a couple years.

    - Speaking of mobiles, classic Nokia UIs allowed you to navigate to a specific item in the menu by pressing the corresponding digit on the dial pad. Once you learned where a particular item is, accessing e.g. your SMS inbox was extremely quick.

    - Apple Watch / WatchOS ( - I've always loved the idea of a device where one of the primary interaction methods was a wheel/dial of some sort. The watch even gives you context-sensitive tactile feedback.

    - ZUIs in general ( and the work of Jef Raskin in particular: - this is the guy who helped design the Macintosh, but his other work took a radically different route.

    - Magit ( Many common git operations are reduced to a couple of keystrokes; the obscure features are more discoverable, and the cumbersome procedures (such as rebasing, or staging individual hunks) become simple and intuitive. Also check out transient (, which is the "UI toolkit" that powers Magit.

  • Not trying to start a rumble, but why emacs
    6 projects | /r/emacs | 10 Jul 2023
    This can be done most comfortably with org-mode in emacs. It offers a lot of features, and they all operate on plain text. There are also nice integrations for git and languagetool, but I guess those are less exclusive.
  • Introducing Consult-GH
    5 projects | /r/emacs | 27 Jun 2023
    How does this differ from ?
  • Magit
    9 projects | | 26 Jun 2023
  • Warp is a modern, Rust-based terminal with AI built in
    2 projects | | 22 Jun 2023
    I would rather see innovative tools that lessen our dependency on 50+ year old tech. This is still a glorified teletype. It uses AI to autosuggest git commands? Contrast with Magit[1], which (while it has a tiny bit of a learning curve, but also nowhere near 23M in funding) actually makes interacting with git a pleasure.


  • A warning to always remember that Obsidian Sync is potentially dangerous
    3 projects | /r/ObsidianMD | 5 Jun 2023
    Also was using Emacs (org-mode)[] for years with (Magit)[] package for git. I feel org-mod is a precursor to Roam Research, Obsidian, et al. Hit the spot for years but I wanted editing on mobile so that’s why I’m here. :)
  • Is orgmode really that much better than an equivalent workflow using vim + other tools?
    14 projects | /r/orgmode | 29 May 2023
    Then, I decided to look a little bit closer into one of them. I jumped into the project directory using fasd; with a couple keystrokes I created a git-worktree based on the PR; magit has pulled the remote branch and created a local worktree. All I needed was to press a couple of buttons, and it opened the diff between the local branch and origin/main. I am not very familiar with this module though. I opened dired, marked the module's folder, and ran magit-dired-log to see the git log, but only related to the files in that folder. I saw that Bob (my colleague) made some changes six months ago. Using org-capture I created a note in my work journal, tagging Bob. Now I can always find the note by opening Bob's card and browsing through all related notes.
  • Switching from Emacs. My experience
    20 projects | /r/neovim | 24 May 2023
    The only thing I truly miss from Emacs is [Magit]( since I still consider it the best git wrapper available. It is just too good. Unfortunately [Neogit]( is not quite there yet although I hope it makes it at some point. I didn't like [Fugitive], but I ended up finding a good enough workaround by using [Lazygit]( through [Toggleterm](
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