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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Got Miro?

I'm not sure whether it's very popular or not but there is the free as in GPL free video player called Miro.

Miro is a project of the Participatory Culture Foundation, a non-profit organization.

This is a very good video software which integrates well with YouTube and Googlevideo. All you need is a very good internet connection for downloading videos.

The reason I post about this is that there are some emacs videos which are worth downloading to understand how certain features are used. Of course you could do the same on the websites of the above mentioned video sites but the player gets them all in one place for later viewing.

Neat piece of software worth having and I have to confess that I use it a lot more than just Emacs videos. :-)

As for the feature set of Miro, you're better off checking the website here rather than me listing the features.

It is is a 1.x release and there are a few bugs in its UI but none of it is a show stopper that prevents you from seeing videos.

Be aware that the binary download is large.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

How does he do it?

I've been using Org mode for sometime now and I should say that it's one of the best productivity enhancing tools for me. It's helped to get things organised so fast that I find myself tasking thinking of org mode when planning something.

If there is anything that needs to be done in the next few days, I usually plug it into the org file and then forget about it(err, not that way) and let emacs remind me of all the things on my plate as the deadline approaches.

And Carsten Dominik has been brutal in his releases; I mean, bug fixes, new features, re-writes, the works, it's really amazing seeing the point releases come out. It's so fast that I had to switch to a monthly update of org releases i.e. download the org release only once a month.

It's frenetic. and absolutely beautiful to watch everything happen working on a simple text file.

I just don't know how he does the kind of output on implementing things on org mode.

Whatever he's doing, it's an enormously useful for the rest of the user community.

you can get the latest package here

Friday, December 7, 2007

Emacswiki, a must use resource

The emacswiki website is perhaps one of the best collection of Emacs
information in one place. ummm... that is apart from the Emacs
Manual. :-)

The canonical website is Since
this is a wiki, how does one keep track of all the new and modified
posts made by someone?

Simple, use the Recent Changes link to check for new entries

Plug that into your RSS reader and you can check the latest postings
on the wiki.

A Test Post using Emacs Gblogger

A test post.