I have installed Deft to my Emacs, so I will describe its most basics in this post. What is deft Deft is an Emacs major mode for quickly browsing and creating notes. It is inspired by Notational Velocity, and you can search text files matching a given text. You can use it with org-mode, but it is not limited to searching org files. You can search any types of plain text file matching extensions you configure.

I was a long user of Vim. Recently, I have started using Spacemacs. It is a community-driven distribution of Emacs, which is actually a configuration repository developed on GitHub. In this post, I will introduce some of its features and explain how I liked it. My history with text editors I started using Vim in 2011. It was six years ago. Note that I have never been a professional programmer or software developer and I didn’t have a chance to get a programming job.

I started this blog yesterday. I had always felt a need for a public space where I could share what I learn, but for some reasons, I had procrastinated it. I could finally overcome the gap, so I will describe the process in this post. One of the reasons I could not get started with blogging is tooling. As for hosting solutions, WordPress seems too complicated for my need, and Medium does not provide a way to export a whole site.

After trying to host Git repositories on a VPS, I have decided to sign up a private GitHub account for personal use. I tried Gitea first, and then its parent, Gogs. I managed to run Gogs and access its repositories via SSH, but its quality was not satisfactory. Even though the user interface of Gogs tries to mimic that of GitHub, it is poorly implemented. It raises several unnecessary warnings, and it is not responsive.

Akira Komamura