## Interested in testing Org2Blog v1.1.0?

Org2Blog v1.1.0 has some improvements to it. The README has a lot more in it. There is a user interface (Hydra) now that makes all of the features very visible and easy to use. Some code was refactored and some features were implemented and completed. There are a lot more status and other messages to help make sense of what the application is doing. There is a Test Plan and notes about Contributing.

Tonight I finished coding and testing Org2Blog 1.1.0 as far as I can take it. You know the point where you lose the ability to see the artifacts anymore? That is where I am. Everything seems to work, I’ve been using it and “it works on my computer” lol. It is ready for folks that feel like trying out the new version. Folks who are patient and curious and pretty OK with bugs ranging from the dumb to the painful along with suggesting improvements for better documentation and even new functionality might enjoy this sort of thing.

The source code is here. If you want to try it out from a package here is the latest build.

## VIM Changes Acronym to “VIM Imitates eMacs”

VI is the second editor that I learned. The six commands that I use in it will always be dear to me. Twenty-five years have passed, I still use the same six commands. The landscape has changed a lot though: VIM has taken VI into the stratosphere.

## Go To The Logical Begin And End Of A Buffer’s Content

The only time that I call beginning-of-buffer is when I want to visit the file header, which isn’t very often. The rest of the time I only want to go up to where the code begins, or at least close to it. That is the logical beginning of the buffer. Another example is going to the beginning of a magit-status invoked buffer: I’ve never use the first first 3 lines of it. The logical start of it is the Untracked file listing. The Beginend package moves your cursor to the the logical beginning of the buffer content. It also implements a logical end-of-buffer. It might not sound like much, but it bumps up your user experience by more than a few notches: it makes the modes do what many of us are thinking and that is the ultimate feel good experience. Here is an example:

## Blogging With Emacs🐃 From Org2Blog🦄 to WordPress

Blogging from Org2Blog to WordPress just works and that is just about all there is to it. All of the markup works. Even MathJax works:

Brad told me that this is the most beautiful equation in mathematics:

Euler’s Formula: $$e^{ \pm i\theta } = \cos \theta \pm i\sin \theta$$

https://raw.githubusercontent.com/grettke/wisdomandwonder/master/post/2019-02-01-01.org is this post itself 😄😮.

Start using it https://github.com/org2blog/org2blog!

## Do You Know The Power Of 1993?

Check out what Emacs was was doing in 1993—it took years and years and years before anything like this got mainstream.

Disclaimer: it isn’t just Emacs but Emacs plays a critical component.

## HELP: Yet Another Literate Emacs Configuration!

HELP is the culmination of everything that I’ve learned about literate programming (LP) in Org-Mode—written with the intent to share it with others in total and complete respect and consideration of you and the value of your time. No platitude here: time is precious.

With that in mind here is a breakdown of the sections you might be interested in (and should ignore):

## bash: update_terminal_cwd: command not found resolution

When you run Bash under shell in Emacs on macOS then update_terminal_cwd is never defined and after every command you get the error message bash: update_terminal_cwd: command not found making the shell unusable.

The simplest solution is to define update_terminal_cwd when it isn’t defined.

Here is the code:

if [ -z “$(type -t update_terminal_cwd)” ] || [ “$(type -t update_terminal_cwd)” != “function” ]; then
update_terminal_cwd() {
true
}
fi

## Always End Your List Items With A Period

Always end your list items with a period so your text-to-speech engine pauses after reaching the end of the line.

## Emacser’s Harbingers Of Change

“Harbingers of change” announce significant changes. You see them in Emacs configuration (init) files all the time. Here are some of my favorites: