β†’ Minemacs ∞

I came across this new starter configuration, described as “Minimal Emacs config for daily use” via Sacha Chua’s Weekly Emacs Newsletter 1 If you are Emacs user, you should subscribe. You don’t have to share your email unless you want to. She shares the links on Mastodon2 (and other social apps)

Back to Minemacs πŸ˜„

It supports emacs versions 28.2 and above (But I got it working with 28.13)

It is kinda refreshing. Doom Emacs is quite solid, and I’ve tweaked it to my liking over the years, but wanted to try something new.

The developer is very responsive.

I also discovered org-roam by perusing through source code. (Hopefully another post about org-roam soon)

I think you should give it a try.


  1. Weekly Emacs News ↩︎

  2. Sacha Shua on Mastodon ↩︎

  3. Minemacs on emacs 28.1 ↩︎

I used D2 for work today.

So far it was just a curiosity.

But there was an opportunity to use D2 when I had to document an important data flow at work.

With D2 Playground, it is much easier for my colleagues to use same simple format to update the diagram in future when needed.

Now this site has RSS enabled. For both posts and microposts

Next step : Auto post to Mastodon πŸ˜„

β†’ Bullet train: Rails based framework ∞

I came across this from (now defunct) rails app site. They seem to provide a lot of stuff in their open source version.

Seems like a good framework to get started on the side project or MVP

Other paid features are worth paying when your app starts making money.

I need to spend more time on digging deeper, and actually trying it out.

Now individual posts too show title, date and tags

After I switched the theme for this blog, for the longest time I had not noticed that when reader is viewing specific post, they do not see the metadata like title, date etc. When I noticed, I tried some time debugging, but couldn’t figure out why this was happening. So like a good developer that I am, I created a github issue so that I can fix it later (and not forget it)

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β†’ D2 Playground ∞

I’m not sure whether they launched this recently, or it was always there (As in since I looked at D2 couple weeks ago)

Nevertheless, it is quite nice.

If one is not used to CLI and/or does not wish to (or can not, due to permission on say work machine) install it locally, then playground the best option.

It has all the options the CLI provides (At least the most widely used options)

One can

What else do you need ? πŸ˜„

The playground also has sample code right below it, so one does not need to refer to the documentation (Especially during initial days when one is still figuring things out)

I wish you all a happy new year 2023!

May this year bring all the joy you want.

May you find the satisfaction in your work and happiness in your personal life!

I wish you find your peace of mind!

Year 2022 Review

Blogging I started this blog in Dec 2021, and in year 2022 - I wrote 80+ posts and 8 microposts πŸŽ‰ Switched to theme that supports microposts Editor Tried Neovim for few months and went down the rabbit hole Till I found Helix - no/low configuration modal editor Started using Helix Editor exclusively for writing these posts. Still using Emacs for office work Recently I’m using VSCode for work πŸ€·β€β™‚ Art Seems like I drew only one sketch (Analog) this entire year 😱 Purchased a graphics tablet (No screen) Still getting used to drawing digitally Social Media Started using Mastodon Also Pixey Although I have not imported my Instagram posts yet Work/Programming Switched (back to) Zsh after using Fish for a couple of years.

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Why do people watch horror movies?

Today, I listened to this episode of NSQ - No stupid questions - podcast. Angela mentioned that she has watched 4 out of top 10 horror movies (from some list) Dubner was 0/10 Turns out, Angela watched all those only during her twenties or earlier. Some study noticed that audience for such movies comprises mostly young adults. (Because they are seeking thrill ?) Psychologists Paul Rozin calls this “benign masochism”

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How to get 13 Digit Epoch time in Shell (Ruby Version)

I needed this, because Dendron uses 13-digit epoch time, for created and updated timestamps. While it is not a problem when notes are created from within VSCode (as is expected - since Dendron is a VSCode plugin) - I don’t use VSCode much. While Dendron has command line tools to create new notes, and notes are markdown only the timestamps are problem. Hence, the need to create 13-digit epoch time.

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