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Copy org-ified toot to clipboard/org-journal (mastodon.el)

There is a lot of useful information flying around in Mastodon. Some of it I would like to archive in my text-based database (i.e. org-roam). To access Mastodon inside Emacs I use mastodon.el. This little hack copies an org-ified version of the “toot” at point in the mastodon.el timeline to the clipboard. It uses the…

An afternoon walk in Duisburg

An afternoon walk in Duisburg. Haven’t been at Landschaftspark for ages – was there with the family and stumbled into a pupplay photoshot… Ricoh GR III, B&W, pinpoint AF

Add a website from Emacs to Things’ inbox

This code snippet will quickly add a website from any Emacs buffer to Things’ inbox. The name of the new task is the name of the website, the URL is added as a note. It requires org-web-tools, uses the URL-scheme of Things and in Emacs the cursor must be on the URL you want to…

Reading Chinese

One reason I enjoy working with Emacs is the relative ease to process text in specific ways. One example: reading Chinese official documents can be quite exhausting, so I let them read to me. For a long time I used read-aloud.el for that. Unfortunately, macOS Ventura broke this package from 2016 – but I was…


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