@emsenn okay, so here is my plan. I will try Emacs ONE more time. I'll commit to it. Between your posts about it and the different things I've seen on the web recently, I want to try once more to solve my organization needs and writing needs once again with Emacs and org mode. 😃

@poetgrant @emsenn
Good luck. Don't give up. Give it at least 3 months. Then come to the dark side with VSCode.😃

@poetgrant Can I ask, what are the main uses you have in mind for it?
(e.g. to-do's, programming, creative writing ?)

I use it for brainstorming, writing and simple agenda/to-do stuff, so I'm happy to offer help from a "non-techie" perspective if you'd like. (I mean, even though I've done programming in the past, I've never used emacs in that way at all).


Well after hearing @emsenn talk about it, I'd like to use it for a todo list. Also calendaring and writing Python and C.

I hope I can replace nano with it for writing my books. I have two books that are getting close to complete, which is part of the reason I have been so hesitant to switch up my workflow. However, he and have been really making me want to give it the old college try.

I will say that the GUI really turned me off with Emacs... I prefer to live in the terminal. But it is tough to learn without the GUI I am told.

@poetgrant Yeah it's easier to use the GUI menus so you don't have to learn a lot of commands all at once. I'd say start off that way for a while at least.

So for learning about To-do lists, I highly recommend Rainer's channel:

His lessons are in small chunks, very clear and easy to understand.


@poetgrant To be more clear, I should have said, on Rainer's channel go to Playlists and look for the one called OrgMode Tutorial. It has 36 short lessons starting at the beginning and progressing to more advanced.

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