(defalias 'insert-cut-here-line 'message-mark-inserted-region)

Sigh, spent 15 minutes looking for the right function name to insert a /cut-here/ separator line.

If you are using , spent some time looking at the repositories of Nicolas Rougier, there are real gems in there.


I suspect (nyxt.atlas.engineer/) will be my next rabbit hole.

The integration/resemblance lured me in.

Looking forward to playing with a common-lisp controllable application.

If there was and distribution without any lisp packages bundled, I'd probably use that.

I had some display freeze issues in . To my surprise, using the 'Lucid' toolkit instead of 'GTK' solved the problem. (2 weeks of testing showed no problems)

After reading emacs.stackexchange.com/questi

I decided to switch to make the swithc to Lucid permanent as I have a couple of the problems listed there.

It's mainly an invisible change for me. Basically the only time I see a difference is when emacs throws a yes/no dialog at me.

Looking for a way in to have quoted text in emails collapsed in message-mode.

I envision something like have it all collapsed and replaced by something like '[...]' which could then be used as a toggle.

Anyone have any pointers before I dive into regex hell to write my own.

The best I could find is emacswiki.org/emacs/HideShow which seem to provide a generic solution which could be adapted.

Took me a whole day to consolidate my configuration to + setup.

Goal was simplification.

- systemd config mistakes can lead to silent failures
- I will never master shell script quoting
- moving window (frame) management to a window manager completely is not trivial
- emacsclient has hardcoded action for -a flag, which makes using sockets harder

Full config published here:

For this specific usecase, I ended up using and sharing my screen typing away in an document.


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I really want to like magit forge in ; it's so nicely integrated, but it is way to slow to be practical for me.

It would be better for me if my capture process was less efficient...

Migrating my config to a (langserver.org) based setup.

Easy to start, but this will take quite a while to configure for an efficient workflow.

Also, an emacs-lisp language server is not in the list, first thing I looked for. Duh.

Is there an accepted number of attempts to master before being allowed to give up?

Migrated to mu(4e) from notmuch for my email; took me "only" 3 days.

Main reasons:
- rationale of 'state in maildir only' helps me keep sane when using many machines
- refiling messages is natively supported
- format=flowed support
- UI of mu4e, especially compose and attachment handling
- less glue needed to have a complete workflow

Things I lost:
- remote use over ssh (although the 'mu server' paradigm gives me hope)
- tagging

It's all a lot simpler now.

I have been trying to get 'format=flowed' composition right in message-mode for about a year now I think, and I'm still failing.

I feel all the ingredients are there, but I haven't found the right recipe yet.

Marcel van der Boom's choices:


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