4th session with Prot today. :emacs:
(I almost overslept, woke up 10 minutes before. Prot probably thought I was having a bad hair day.)
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So let’s start.
Today we setup Denote and went through some of its main features. What I like about it:
It is major mode agnostic. You can use it with Markdown, Org, Plaintext or whatever you want
It can be used to organize any kind of files (i.e. your picture folder). Denote happily renames and tags your files any way you want
Denote supports Backlinks. You can even automatically insert the backlinks into a note using Dynamic Blocks. Example:
By executing this block the backlinks are automatically inserted into the note. You have to put this in your config to make this work:
- Denote does not implement features that are already in Emacs, i.e. Search. That’s my challenge I had with Denote, but as it turned out, with a package like
consultyou can easily search either by filename with
consult-findor through the content of all notes with
While doing this we discovered that
global-emojify-mode interfered with minibuffer completions so that Emacs always froze for a few seconds when starting a consult-find. We found it out by using the amazing Emacs profiler (profiler-start). So if you experience this, consider turning on
In our next session we’ll talk about “Organizing with notes” on a non-technical level. Prot will share some of his experiences, because I’m notoriously disorganized.
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