My name is Diane Murray, and I use Emacs. I subscribe to the motto “Never leave Emacs”, using other programs only when absolutely necessary.

Life inside Emacs

Whenever Emacs is on I have ERC connected to irc.freenode.net, where you can find me idling on a few Emacs-related channels: #emacs (EmacsChannel), #erc, and #muse.

Rmail is my main email reader; I use Gnus nnimap (CategoryGnus) on my laptop.

OrgMode keeps track of all my task lists. I find it extremely useful to switch back and forth between EmacsMuse and OrgMode when editing longer texts, where OrgMode lets me get a good overview of things and provides quick navigation between sections.

I use EMMS. I’m very interested in GNEVE and etracker, though I haven’t tried them out yet.

I don’t suffer from RepeatedStrainInjury like many others, but I get problems with my eyes after working extended periods of time at the computer. Whenever my eyes bother me too much, I need to spend time away from the computer. I’m still looking to find the best color scheme, font, and font size.

One of the most important things I have in my .emacs is:

    ;; prevent accidentally killing emacs (seen on emacs-devel mailing list)
    (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-c") 'nil)
    (global-set-key (kbd "C-x C-c C-x") 'save-buffers-kill-emacs)

Emacs Lisp projects

My EmacsWiki habits

I check RecentChanges showing all changes including minor edits less times each day, but I still show some symptoms of a RecentChangesJunkie ;). I also have the odd habit of visiting this site’s random page over and over every once in a while. I’ve set keybindings to visit each of these pages.


On EmacsChannel and identi.ca I’m disumu.

My website is http://x3y2z1.net/.


Wow, Rmail! :)AlexSchroeder

Diane, I was looking through http://identi.ca/disumu and noticed you tease that you will some day release a development version of an otherwise clandestine web browser - I can’t wait to see the first release! – PatrickAnderson

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