Tagged: productivity

Emacs org-mode, xml, and more

The Quest

I keep looking for the magic tool that will help me convert the following xml data to org-more:

  • wordpress xml exports
  • nixnote xml exports (nixnote is the open source client for nevernote)

Google Search

  • search: wordpress xml to org-mode
  • results
    • org2blog howto
      • includes reference to el-get, another package management tool
    • org2blog howto
      • examples of embedding html in org-mode for export
        • #+BEGIN_HTML
        • <button onclick=”alert(‘you are!’);”>I feel lucky!</button>
        • #+END_HTML
    • general org-mode examples, including org2blog
      • older post before org2blog was available through M-x list-packages, nonetheless I found the steps interesting
        • clone the repositories of Org2blog (and the needed Elisp implementation of XML-RPC) somewhere into the Emacs search path
        • get the ELPA extension retrieval package.el into
        • use el-get for retrieving the add-ons
    • org-mode – all in!
      • from swaroopch
      • includes a free python book written by the author of this blog
      • moved data to org-mode from these apps:
        • Tasks were moved from Things.app to a file called life.org
        • Notes were moved from Evernote to a reference.org file for “I may need someday” kinda info and background.org for things that “I want to keep in mind”.
        • Calendar events were moved from Calendar app to a calendar.org file
        • Habits were moved from Daily Deeds iPhone app to a reminders.org file with the habits org module enabled
        • Files were moved from Dropbox to a files folder
        • Diary entries (although rare) were moved from Evernote to a journal.org file with file+datetree configuration
        • Pomodoros and time tracking have moved from Focus Time iPhone app to simple clocking commands: C-c C-x e to set a time estimate, C-c C-x C-i clocks in for the current task, and C-c C-x C-o clocks out of the current task and it’ll show me how much time I spent on a task and it’ll even aggregate subtasks and show how much total time I took on a higher-order project/task. And all this in plain text!
        • Blog drafts have moved from WordPress to a blog_drafts folder full of .org files, including this post.
        • Archiving (C-c C-x C-a) is one of the greatest OrgMode features, where it’ll take the current t
      • mentions the google effect


‘Avoid the pain of Windows 8’: Try Ubuntu 12.10

Thanks to unity, I switched to sawfsh. Now I can tweak my window manager from within emacs.


original broodcoffeetalk article

original pcworld article

Brood Coffee Talk

On October 26, the day that Windows 8 officially launched, a message appeared on the home page of the Canonical website, promoting its Ubuntu 12.10 operating system (OS).

The message was “Avoid the pain of Windows 8.”

Ubuntu is a variation of Linux, the free open-source OS. The basic code is free, and even though software development companies add their own features and then market it, it’s often a free download.

It was first introduced in October 1991, and for most of that time it has been a viable alternative to the other two major OSes, Windows and OS X. Its biggest problem has been that most software components like device drivers aren’t readily available for the OS from device manufacturers. Most distributions handle this by including the more popular ones with the installation software.

From an article on PCWorld.com, “10 Reasons to choose Ubuntu 12.10 over Windows 8”:

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