[dgplug-users] Introduction to GNU Emacs series

Raju Devidas rajudev at disroot.org
Thu Aug 23 12:32:20 PDT 2018

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On गुरुवार 23 ऑग 2018 11:19 म.नं., Shakthi Kannan wrote:
> Hi,
> The fourth session in the GNU Emacs series will be tomorrow, August 24, 2018 at 1930 IST on #dgplug.
> Regards,
> SK
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I have already attempted to learn Emacs in previous years multiple times 
and have always got back to using nano/micro in the terminal
or using geany/atom/gedit on the GUI.

I have missed all the previous GNU Emacs series you have taken and I 
might miss the one tomorrow as well, as It falls during my office hours.
I read about you taking the series on GNU Emacs on the IRC channel.

So four days back I just gave a search for Emacs on YouTube just before 
sleeping and I came across this particular video. [1]

and It re-ignited my interest in Emacs.
This time I decided to give a few weeks dedicated to Emacs.
As Yoda says

*“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda

*So I make sure to use Emacs whenever I can.

**so I took a few tutorials from YouTube and also the default tutorial 
which is there when you start Emacs.

It is a bit of thing to learn all these new shortcuts.

I also printed out the GNU Emacs reference card [2] and I keep this at 
my work desk and carry another print with me all the times which I keep 
reading during my travels.

I have been using it for a few days now and the experience so far has 
been a mix of good and bad things.
//*I understand that learning new habits and forgetting the old one will 
take some time. And I understand that all this effort will pay off in 
the long term.

I just wanted to say thanks to you for taking the series, even though I 
wont be attending it, but I hope more people will discover GNU Emacs 
because of your efforts.

Raju Devidas
[1]  Evil Mode: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Emacs 
[2] GNU Emacs reference card 

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