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Color contrast correction

Tuesday 23 November 2010 Emacs Comments

I finally took some time to finish my color contrast corrector.

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Elisp color manipulation routines

Saturday 20 November 2010 Emacs Comments

Last week, I spent some time implementing various color manipulation routines. The ultimate goal was to find a way to determine if a text in a certain color was readable on a background with a different color.

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Org-mode and holidays

Monday 15 November 2010 Emacs, Org Comments

Org-mode has a nice option which allows you to show week-end days in a different color in your agenda. That means that Saturday and Sunday (when I do not work) are fontified with org-agenda-date-weekend.

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Google Maps for Emacs: moving, caching and home

Monday 08 November 2010 Emacs, Google Maps Comments

Last week, I worked on my Google Maps for Emacs extension. I've introduced a new format handling for locations which include the longitude and latitude. The initial format was just a string describing the location, which was obviously too limited.

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Icon category support in Org-mode

Thursday 04 November 2010 Emacs, Org Comments

My latest patch for Org mode has been accepted by Carsten today. It adds support for custom category icons in all views, like agenda or todo.

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Transparent GIF support in Emacs 24

Tuesday 02 November 2010 Emacs, GIF Comments

Last week, I wrote a couple of patches to add support for transparency when Emacs is displaying GIF images.

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No more dashes in Emacs 24 mode-line

Wednesday 20 October 2010 Emacs Comments

We all know the good old Emacs mode-line you got under every window. Since the beginning (a long time ago), it starts and ends with dashes. I've proposed a patch to remove them.

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Enhancing Emacs mouse avoidance

Tuesday 19 October 2010 Emacs Comments

Recent Emacs versions have a wonderful capacity to hide the mouse pointer as soon as you type and insert characters in a buffer. This is controlled by the `make-pointer-invisible' variable, which is set to t by default.

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Why notmuch is not much good

Thursday 07 October 2010 Sieve, Mail Comments

I've recently got a mail from one of my faithful reader, asking why not considering notmuch.

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Gnus and Gravatar support

Saturday 25 September 2010 Emacs, Gnus, Gravatar Comments

This last couple of days I've been dedicated making Gnus… fresher.

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