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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The LaTeX Beamer project has a new maintainer!

From the Beamer mailing list, Dr. Till Tantau has just announced that the Beamer package will be maintained by Vedran Miletić.

Vedran Miletić plans for Beamer are here.

The Beamer package is one of the best presentation classes for LaTeX. I'd urge you to give it a try, if you haven't.  It's worth the effort to learn it.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Google buying ITA software?

So is this also going to be another Lisp success story? Apparently, Google is in talks to buy ITA software for about $1bn. ITA software has been one of the companies which use Lisp a lot and so this is a big deal for the Lisp supporters.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Remembering the last edited location in a file

From the emacs newsgroup, one way to get to back to the last editing location in the file is described here in this thread. Pretty useful, if you jump between a lot of files and need to scroll down to the end every time or some such repeatable action.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Using org-mode to send HTML mail

From the org-mode mailing list, here's a way to post HTML mail messages using org-mode. The link that works is this one. Apparently, one can still see the text part even if you set the Gnus reader to discourage HTML. And in it's present form, it works only with Gnus and not any other Emacs MUAs.

Presumably, one would use this feature only when required, as HTML is not something that is recommended as mail text as there is no guarantee that mail clients would be able to render it or render it the way you'd initially formatted the HTML.

Stick to plain text; Besides, if you're going all flashy in getting your point across, you've got a bigger problem than using HTML to say it.