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Vimperator and Firemacs!

For the uninitiated, vimperator is an emacs plugin to get Firefox working with vim keybindings and firemacs1 is for emacs keybindings.

I’m obsessed with emacs (as should already be evident) and can’t really edit text without it’s key-bindings. There are others like me, and hence the firemacs plugin. It’s a blessing for my tribe.

Firemacs is great, except for the one great feature that it lacks – being able to jump to links/textareas without using the mouse. I’ve seen Nishanth do it with ease, using Vimperator. I wanted to add this feature to Firemacs, by copying some code from Vimperator to Firemacs. I directly started looking at the code, but couldn’t make head or tail of it. I got a few doubts about how Vimperator works, since I’d never used it. Nishanth asked me to simply install it and try it out.

And then we had our EUREKA! moment. Vimperator and Emacs both enabled together work seamlessly well. Two obsessed people are happy and satisfied! And hopefully many more. :D

Footnotes:

1 Key-bindings are a religious thing, in the world of editors!

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A sabbatical

This post, is a different one in a couple of ways.
Firstly, I posted this from within emacs! I’m using the w3m browser within emacs to post this. I’ve started using (trying to use) emacs again. Hope to keep at it longer this time.
Secondly, I wish to inform junta about my sabbatical for a couple of weeks. I have decided not to use IM/IRC/SocialNetworking sites for the next couple of weeks. [00:00:00 IST 6th Jul’08 to 23:59:59 IST 19th Jul’08] I will, of course, be using mail and will also blog if and when I feel like. This is an experiment triggered by a few ideas from Chaitu[1]and my own holiday lifestyle analysis. (Also Chaitu has volunteered to join me.) Hope to make it through and also get some valid, interesting results out of the experiment.


Update: Firemacs add-on for firfox is very useful. I couldn’t get a decent browser for emacs that could open gmail, so I’m using Firefox with the Firemacs add-on to compose my mail. Its absolutely amazing. Believe me! [Jul 6, 2008]


Links, References:
[1] Chaitu – Poetic Paradigm

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