Computing Round-up

For today’s computing round-up, I have a few tips that came in handy.

  • The LaTeX algorithmic and algorithm environments make nicely formatted pseudocode for describing algorithms. See the link above for details on usage
  • To recover an auto-saved file from Emacs, use the command “M-x recover-file”. That was a life-saver today when my internet connection decided to crap out. One of the perils of doing all my work remotely through SSH, I suppose.
  • Use Emacs Org mode to organize projects and to-do lists. I’m just starting to get my bearings, but I can already see how it is going to be phenomenally useful for larger projects. Some helpful links: official website; quick tutorial.
  • Unfortunately Org mode has some conflicts with yasnippet (another Emacs tool that I am quite fond of). Here is a link to some documentation on how to fix it.

Will Rosenbaum

Saarbrücken, Germany

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