MS Word Wins… For Now

I tried folks, I really tried, but for now, I can’t use Emacs for my technical writing, as much as I’d like to. This is far from over though. I’m planning a comeback sooner than later… Here are some of my thoughts so far.

Emacs and a new Workflow

As more of my work functions shift toward Technical Writing, I sat down to evaluate my Emacs workflow. Most of the Knowledge Base (KB) articles will be written in ServiceNow, and I thought only minor tweaks will be needed. As it turns out, the devil’s in the details.

Thoughts on Gaming at 3 AM

The other night I woke up around 3 in the morning. This happens more often than not, and I’m learning to make peace with it as much as I can. One of the ways to do that is to play an immersive video game, one that will occupy my mind enough to hopefully get another hour of sleep or so. One such game is Elite Dangerous, which I picked up again recently.

Of Grep and Finding Stuff

I can make a safe assumption that 90% of the people reading this blog know how to use grep, at least on a basic level. But what about those of us who don’t? Here’s a quick look into grep and grep in Emacs specifically. Before we dive in there’s a bit of a realization I want to expend on in the footnotes though1.

M-x Birthday

Yesterday was my Emacs anniversary. I only know that because Google Photos showed me the first picture of my journal in org-mode working exactly 4 years ago. I made this day official now. A day to be celebrated.

Checking out SiriusXM

We were listening to SiriusXM (SXM) on a ride back home last weekend. I was wondering about SXM as an alternative music/news source, and after I realized their plan is only $7 a month, I signed up for a free month trial.