Amanokami Kai


Introduction - Emacs of an IB Student


So I'm an IB student (well, nearing the end of it) and I like Emacs. Between my 10th and 11th grade I actually tried to prepare my computer for IB, such as the file organization, note-taking organization, Emacs organization, etc. I failed and ended up having to set it up on the way. Fun, but time-consuming, and time is a luxury as an IB student.

Last week my computer broke, as in it refued to open any graphical programs besides Emacs, so until I fixed it (yesterday) I got to learn how to do everything in Emacs. This ranged from emails to Facebook messaging to scheduling (I did that in Emacs anyway) to LaTeX for all assignments to web browsing.

Then I remembered that every time I had to set up a new system, be it Debian or Arch or Emacs or a Ruby on Rails server or an Apache server, I keep forgetting how to do it. Even worse, internet resources are useless sometimes. So, I set up this blog to document problems that I solved that took hours of web searching so that I don't have to do all the web searching again! (Hopefully you won't either!)

Also, when I searched the internet on how to organize my work directory etc etc, everything that I found was written for working people, not students, 'cause I mean what teenager uses Emacs? I had to learn a good structure for me over a year or two, and I thought that might be good to share as well, for other Emacs-using teens like me that need an idea on how to structure their work director. Same thing happened to me with scheduling and note-taking in Emacs. I had to learn on my own and here I am going to share it.

It's late now so I better wrap it up around here and leave the rest for next time.

Things that I plan to write about

2016-03-01 Paul Elder


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