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# Emacs as a Highschooler: How It Changed My Life
Pierce Wang
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- Tried various note taking tools - settled on Org mode in Emacs.
- YouTube channel: <https://www.youtube.com/user/eywang/>.
- Emacs config: <https://piercegwang.github.io/emacsd/init>.
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+# Transcript
+
+[[!template new="1" text="Hello and welcome to my EmacsConf lightning talk." start="00:00:01.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Today I'll be talking about my journey into Emacs as a high schooler" start="00:00:05.200" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and how it has changed my life." start="00:00:09.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Right. So who am I? I am a senior at Stanford Online High School," start="00:00:14.400" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I am also a violinist." start="00:00:19.520" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I started violin when I was two and a half," start="00:00:22.800" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I have been keeping it up ever since." start="00:00:25.199" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Violin is a huge part of my life," start="00:00:28.560" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I am very much a musician at heart." start="00:00:30.240" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I am also a somewhat capable programmer." start="00:00:33.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I've done a lot of informal programming in the past," start="00:00:36.239" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and this year I'm taking my first AP Comp. Sci. course in my high school." start="00:00:39.280" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And so I've done a lot of side projects," start="00:00:45.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="mainly in Python, and some very short scripts in Elisp." start="00:00:51.039" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And last but not least, I am a tinker." start="00:00:56.800" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I love to play around with things and see what I can do better," start="00:00:59.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and just have as much fun as possible." start="00:01:05.280" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="So how did I find Emacs?" start="00:01:10.880" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I discovered it actually through a talk, funnily enough," start="00:01:15.040" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="at a Vim conference given by Aaron Bieber, titled:" start="00:01:18.880" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="&quot;Evil Mode or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Emacs.&quot;" start="00:01:23.947" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I watched that talk a couple times over," start="00:01:28.320" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="just marveling at all the wonderful things that he could do in Emacs." start="00:01:31.439" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And being a previous Vim user myself," start="00:01:35.759" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I found it very enticing to be able to have" start="00:01:38.799" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="the evil-mode package and very quickly switch to Emacs." start="00:01:42.399" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="At the time, I was also in my sophomore year," start="00:01:47.040" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and so I had had a sort of a note-taking system in the past." start="00:01:49.680" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="But it was not good, and I needed a more organized note-taking system." start="00:01:56.320" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="My parents had suggested paper for a while," start="00:02:01.680" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and there was the whole organization part of that," start="00:02:04.240" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="but that did not really work out for me." start="00:02:09.759" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And so I was trying to find this better note-taking system," start="00:02:12.080" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and it was very hard." start="00:02:16.239" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="I had two main criteria which I did not define at the time," start="00:02:19.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="but I realized was really what I was looking for." start="00:02:23.520" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="First of all, it had to be flexible enough," start="00:02:26.640" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and second of all, I had to have control over the data." start="00:02:29.599" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And so through this process," start="00:02:33.680" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I actually went through a bunch of note-taking softwares rather systematically." start="00:02:36.239" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I went through Google Docs, which very much did not work out." start="00:02:41.920" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I also went through Evernote which also was not great for me," start="00:02:47.519" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and OneNote, which I settled on for a little while," start="00:02:52.080" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="but it did not meet these criteria," start="00:02:55.200" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="particularly the second one." start="00:02:58.800" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I had taken some notes and I wanted to export it," start="00:03:00.879" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and OneNote did not let me do that." start="00:03:03.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="It was PDF. Horribly-organized PDF." start="00:03:07.519" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And that's when I knew I needed some change." start="00:03:12.000" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="So I discovered Emacs through this talk," start="00:03:17.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and through the wonderful features of Org Mode." start="00:03:21.519" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="This is my first journal entry in Emacs." start="00:03:27.040" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I had been playing with it for one day," start="00:03:30.080" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I was on the Org Agenda," start="00:03:34.000" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I happened to press I," start="00:03:35.760" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="which for the Emacs keybinding is the default for diary entry." start="00:03:38.159" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I was very excited." start="00:03:43.040" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I shouldn't stay on the slide too long lest you read it." start="00:03:45.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="So let's move on to the next one." start="00:03:50.239" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="So the learning curve for me, I think," start="00:03:53.760" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="particularly being an ex-Vim user," start="00:03:57.200" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="evil-mode made it very easy to switch." start="00:04:00.480" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Thankfully, there was the Emacs reference sheet," start="00:04:03.760" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and having evil-mode to switch between texts..." start="00:04:07.439" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Whether it be editing a text file," start="00:04:16.160" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="or going to other parts of just Emacs in general," start="00:04:17.919" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I think Vim really helped with making me feel comfortable" start="00:04:21.600" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="within this new environment." start="00:04:25.520" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="So, having that experience, I also wasn't new" start="00:04:28.000" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="to the keybind-based world." start="00:04:32.160" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I have been very comfortable with the computer" start="00:04:33.759" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and the keyboard for most of my life," start="00:04:36.320" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and so it was not a totally new environment for me." start="00:04:40.160" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="I also spent a lot of time looking at the Emacs reference sheet," start="00:04:45.520" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Just thinking about trying to find all of the different functions." start="00:04:49.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="If I didn't know what something was, then I queried it in Emacs," start="00:04:54.720" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and then I figured out what it was." start="00:04:58.720" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And that was one of the best ways for me to discover" start="00:05:01.199" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="all of the capabilities of Emacs." start="00:05:05.600" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="Thirdly, of course, the self-documenting feature" start="00:05:09.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="or nature of Emacs and narrowing frameworks such as helm" start="00:05:12.800" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="really helped find things, especially for M-x." start="00:05:17.120" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="For a while, I was just..." start="00:05:21.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I would go about my day, and if I pressed a keybind that I didn't know what it did," start="00:05:25.919" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I would do the lossage and see the list of keybinds that I had pressed" start="00:05:30.720" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and tried to find that one, and query the function and what not." start="00:05:37.039" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="So yeah. And now we jump to now." start="00:05:43.039" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="So there is at least one moment in each day when I think" start="00:05:48.160" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="how would I live without Emacs," start="00:05:53.280" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="particularly now during my senior year in high school." start="00:05:55.600" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Things are very busy with school, violin, and other side projects." start="00:05:59.120" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="It's pretty crazy, and so Emacs and Org Mode has really helped me stay" start="00:06:04.880" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="on track with everything." start="00:06:12.720" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And the flexibility of these software" start="00:06:14.479" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="is being able to have things in different files," start="00:06:16.319" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="notes within the tasks," start="00:06:19.919" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="all of that stuff has been truly a lifesaver." start="00:06:21.600" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="And so I think I can confidently say" start="00:06:25.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="that I have found Emacs to be the perfect software for me" start="00:06:28.400" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="over the past two years of using Emacs." start="00:06:35.280" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Now it is about two years and two months." start="00:06:38.639" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I have built a fairly well organized" start="00:06:42.240" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="2000+ line Org literate config." start="00:06:45.039" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I actually started with an Elisp config," start="00:06:49.520" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="just the vanilla Emacs with evil-mode," start="00:06:53.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I built it up from there." start="00:06:56.800" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Eventually I switched to Org literate configs," start="00:06:59.039" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and used that to organize the snippets" start="00:07:02.400" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="that I was putting in there." start="00:07:05.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="So yeah, this is really my workflow now." start="00:07:08.639" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="Currently about 90% of everything I do on my computer is in Emacs." start="00:07:14.000" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="The most notable things, of course--" start="00:07:18.960" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="the list is far too long to put on one slide--" start="00:07:21.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="but I do a lot of my programming in Emacs," start="00:07:25.280" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="mainly Python and Elisp." start="00:07:28.160" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Because of my AP Comp. Sci. class," start="00:07:31.280" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I have to do Java as well," start="00:07:33.199" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and thank goodness Emacs has wonderful support for that as well." start="00:07:35.199" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Also, I do all of my school assignments," start="00:07:41.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="more or less, in Emacs." start="00:07:45.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Essay writing I do in Org Mode, and I have some template files," start="00:07:47.840" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="template Org files which I just include at the top," start="00:07:51.919" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and then I can export easily to LaTeX and a beautiful PDF." start="00:07:55.039" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Math, physics, same thing." start="00:08:01.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="LaTeX fragments are a lifesaver, and also really pretty." start="00:08:03.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I take notes on basically everything." start="00:08:09.599" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="At first, I had things separate," start="00:08:13.199" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and then I started sort of putting it all into one notes.org file," start="00:08:15.120" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="or most of it into one file," start="00:08:19.680" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and that has actually worked out surprisingly well," start="00:08:22.479" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="especially with all the searching features of agenda and what not." start="00:08:24.960" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="And I also use mail." start="00:08:30.442" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I recently made the switch, probably about one or two months ago," start="00:08:33.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and it has been one of the best switches I've ever had," start="00:08:37.680" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="especially given connecting to tasks all of this wonderful stuff." start="00:08:42.399" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Just putting even more in Emacs is always a good thing, I found." start="00:08:47.839" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="So reflecting back on my journey," start="00:08:54.160" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I think one of the most important things" start="00:08:56.959" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="was just having a reason to use it." start="00:08:59.600" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="When I came to Emacs I had something that I was looking for," start="00:09:01.440" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and as soon as I found it, I delved right in," start="00:09:06.080" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and I started using it for that thing." start="00:09:09.839" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="So I was sort of forced to take the time to read the docs" start="00:09:12.720" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and figure out what functions I needed to function" start="00:09:16.240" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and how I was going to put my workflow," start="00:09:20.880" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and also, of course, the desire to tinker." start="00:09:25.839" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="So, really, what's next for me is just wanting to become" start="00:09:30.399" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="a more active member of the Emacs community." start="00:09:35.839" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I want to give back, and I think this talk" start="00:09:38.640" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="is sort of the first step to that" start="00:09:40.959" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="being a more active part of this community" start="00:09:43.760" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="that has, indirectly, perhaps, but just really helped me" start="00:09:46.399" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="become a better and more organized human being." start="00:09:52.720" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I have some package ideas that I'm slowly working on," start="00:09:55.839" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and yeah, I just hope to spread the word." start="00:10:00.240" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template new="1" text="So thank you very much for listening to my lightning talk." start="00:10:05.920" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="If you'd like to contact me here are" start="00:10:09.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="three modes of or two modes of communication." start="00:10:11.360" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="I will be on IRC more soon," start="00:10:14.800" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="and you can always email me if you have any questions." start="00:10:17.600" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="You can also search me on Youtube: Pierce Wang violin." start="00:10:22.079" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
+[[!template text="Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy the rest of the conference." start="00:10:25.519" video="mainVideo" id=subtitle]]
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-I am also a somewhat capable programmer
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-I've done a lot of informal programming
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-in the past
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-and this year I'm taking my first ap
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-compsci course
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-in my high school and so
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-I've done a lot of side projects
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-mainly in python and some very short
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-scripts in e-lisp
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-and last but not least I am a tinker
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-I love to play around with things and
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-see what I can do better and just
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-have as much fun as possible
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-so how did I find Emacs
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-I discovered it actually through a talk
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-funnily enough
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-at a vim conference given by aaron
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-bieber
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-titled evil mode or how I learned to
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-stop worrying and love Emacs
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-I watched that talk a couple times over
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-just marveling at all the wonderful
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-things that he could do in Emacs
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-and being a previous vim user myself
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-I found it very enticing to be able to
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-have
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-the evil mode package and very quickly
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-switch to Emacs
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-at the time I was also in my sophomore
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-year and so
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-I had had sort of a note-taking system
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-in the past
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-but it was not good um and I needed a
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-more organized note-taking system
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-my parents had suggested paper for a
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-while and
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-there was the whole organization
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-part of that but that did not really
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-work out for me
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-and so I was trying to find this better
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-note-taking system
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-and it was very hard
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-I had two main criteria which I did not
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-define at the time
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-but I realized was really what I was
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-looking for
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-first of all it had to be flexible
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-enough and second of all it had
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-I had to have control over the data and
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-so
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-through this process I actually went
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-through a bunch of note-taking softwares
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-rather systematically I went through
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-google docs
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-which very much did not work out
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-I also went through evernote which also
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-was not
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-great for me and one note which I
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-settled on for a little while
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-but it did not meet these criteria
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-particularly the second one I had taken
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-some notes
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-and I wanted to export it and onenote
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-did not let me do that
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-it was pdf horribly organized pdf
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-and that's when I knew I needed some
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-change
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-so I discovered Emacs through this talk
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-and through the wonderful features of
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-org mode
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-this is my first journal entry in Emacs
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-I had been playing with it for one day
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-and I was on the org agenda and I
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-happened to press I
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-which for the Emacs combined is the
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-default for
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-diary entry and so I was very excited
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-um and I shouldn't stay on the slide too
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-long unless you read it
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-um so let's move on to the next one
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-um so the learning curve for me I think
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-particularly being an xbm user
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-evil mode made it very easy to switch
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-thankfully I there was the emax
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-reference sheet
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-and having evil mode to
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-switch between um
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-texts and whether it be editing a text
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-file
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-or going to other parts of just Emacs in
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-general
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-I think vim really helped with making me
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-feel comfortable within this new
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-environment
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-and so having that experience I also
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-wasn't
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-new to the keybind-based world I have
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-been very comfortable with computer
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-and the keyboard for most of my life
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-and so it was not a totally new
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-environment for me
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-I also spent a lot of time looking at
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-the Emacs reference sheet
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-just thinking about trying to find
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-all of the different functions if I
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-didn't know what something was
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-then I queried it in Emacs and then I
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-figured out what it was
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-and that was one of the best ways for me
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-to discover
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-all of the capabilities of Emacs
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-thirdly of course the self-documenting
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-feature
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-or nature of Emacs and narrowing
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-frameworks such as helm
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-really helped find things especially for
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-mx
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-for a while I was just
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-I would go about my day and if I pressed
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-to keep mine that I didn't know what it
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-did
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-I would do the losses and
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-see the list of key binds that I had
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-pressed and
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-tried to find that one and query the
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-function
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-and what not so
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-yeah and now we jump to now so
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-there there is at least one moment in
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-each day when I think
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-how would I live without umax
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-particularly now during my senior year
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-in high school
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-things are very busy with school violin
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-and other side projects it's pretty
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-crazy
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-and so Emacs
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-and org mode has really helped me stay
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-on track with everything
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-and the flexibility of these software is
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-being able to have things in different
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-files notes within the tasks
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-all of that stuff has been truly a
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-lifesaver
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-and so I think I can confidently say
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-that I have found Emacs to be
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-the perfect software for me
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-over the past two years of using Emacs
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-now it is about two years and two months
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-I have built a fairly well organized
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-2000
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-plus line org literate config
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-and so I actually I started with an
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-e-lisp config
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-just the vanilla e-max with evil mode
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-and I built it up
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-from there eventually I switched to org
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-literate configs
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-and used that to organize the snippets
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-that I was putting in there and so
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-yeah this is really my workflow now
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-currently about 90 of everything I do on
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-my computer is in Emacs
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-the most notable things of course the
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-list is far
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-too long to put on one slide but I do a
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-lot of my programming in Emacs
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-mainly python and e-lisp
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-because of my ap comp sci class I have
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-to do java as well
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-and thank goodness Emacs has wonderful
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-support for that as well
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-also I do all of my school assignments
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-more or less in Emacs essay writing I do
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-an org mode and I have some template
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-files
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-template org files which I just include
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-at the top
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-and then I can export easily to latex
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-and a beautiful pdf
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-math physics same thing latex fragments
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-are a lifesaver
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-and also really pretty
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-and I take notes on basically everything
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-at first I had things separate and then
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-I started
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-sort of putting it all into onenotes.org
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-file or most of it into one
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-file and that has actually worked out
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-surprisingly well
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-especially with all the searching
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-features of agenda
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-and whatnot um and I also use mail
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-I recently made the switch probably
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-about one or two months ago
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-and it has been one of the best switches
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-I've
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-I've ever had especially given
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-connecting to tasks all of this
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-wonderful stuff
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-just putting even more in Emacs is
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-always a good thing I found
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-so reflecting back on my journey I think
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-one of the most important things was
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-just having a reason to use it
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-when I came to Emacs I had something
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-that I was looking for
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-and as soon as I found it I delved right
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-in
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-and I I started using it for that thing
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-and so I was sort of forced to
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-take the time to read the docs and
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-figure out what functions I needed
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-to function and how
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-I was going to put my workflow
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-and also of course the desire to tinker
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-and yeah so really what's next for me
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-is just wanting to become a more active
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-member of the Emacs community
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-I want to give back and I think this
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-talk is sort of the first step to that
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-being a more active part of this
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-community that has
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-indirectly perhaps um but just like
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-really helped me become a better and
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-more organized human being
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-um I have some package ideas that I'm
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-slowly working on and yeah I just hope
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-to spread the word
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-so thank you very much for listening to
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-my lightning talk
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-if you'd like to contact me here are
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-three modes of
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-or two modes of communication I will be
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-on irc more
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-soon and you can always email me if you
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-have
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-any questions you can also search me on
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-youtube
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-pierce wong violin thank you very much
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-and
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-I hope you enjoy the rest of the
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-conference
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+Hello and welcome to my EmacsConf lightning talk.
+
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+Today I'll be talking about my journey into Emacs as a high schooler
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+and how it has changed my life.
+
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+Right. So who am I? I am a senior at
+Stanford Online High School,
+
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+and I am also a violinist.
+
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+I started violin when I was two and a half,
+
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+and I have been keeping it up ever since.
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+Violin is a huge part of my life,
+
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+and I am very much a musician at heart.
+
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+I am also a somewhat capable programmer.
+
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+I've done a lot of informal programming in the past,
+
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+and this year I'm taking my first AP Comp. Sci. course in my high school.
+
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+And so I've done a lot of side projects,
+
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+mainly in Python, and some very short scripts in Elisp.
+
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+And last but not least, I am a tinker.
+
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+I love to play around with things and see what I can do better,
+
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+and just have as much fun as possible.
+
+00:01:10.880 --> 00:01:15.040
+So how did I find Emacs?
+
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+I discovered it actually through a talk, funnily enough,
+
+00:01:18.880 --> 00:01:23.947
+at a Vim conference given by Aaron Bieber, titled:
+
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+"Evil Mode or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Emacs."
+
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+I watched that talk a couple times over,
+
+00:01:31.439 --> 00:01:35.759
+just marveling at all the wonderful things that he could do in Emacs.
+
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+And being a previous Vim user myself,
+
+00:01:38.799 --> 00:01:42.399
+I found it very enticing to be able to have
+
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+the evil-mode package and very quickly switch to Emacs.
+
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+At the time, I was also in my sophomore year,
+
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+and so I had had a sort of a note-taking system
+in the past.
+
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+But it was not good, and I needed a more organized note-taking system.
+
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+My parents had suggested paper for a while,
+
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+and there was the whole organization part of that,
+
+00:02:09.759 --> 00:02:12.080
+but that did not really work out for me.
+
+00:02:12.080 --> 00:02:16.239
+And so I was trying to find this better note-taking system,
+
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+and it was very hard.
+
+00:02:19.440 --> 00:02:23.520
+I had two main criteria which I did not define at the time,
+
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+but I realized was really what I was looking for.
+
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+First of all, it had to be flexible enough,
+
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+and second of all, I had to have control over the data.
+
+00:02:33.680 --> 00:02:36.239
+And so through this process,
+
+00:02:36.239 --> 00:02:41.920
+I actually went through a bunch of note-taking softwares rather systematically.
+
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+I went through Google Docs, which very much did not work out.
+
+00:02:47.519 --> 00:02:52.080
+I also went through Evernote which also was not great for me,
+
+00:02:52.080 --> 00:02:55.200
+and OneNote, which I settled on for a little while,
+
+00:02:55.200 --> 00:02:58.800
+but it did not meet these criteria,
+
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+particularly the second one.
+
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+I had taken some notes and I wanted to export it,
+
+00:03:03.840 --> 00:03:07.519
+and OneNote did not let me do that.
+
+00:03:07.519 --> 00:03:12.000
+It was PDF. Horribly-organized PDF.
+
+00:03:12.000 --> 00:03:17.440
+And that's when I knew I needed some change.
+
+00:03:17.440 --> 00:03:21.519
+So I discovered Emacs through this talk,
+
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+and through the wonderful features of Org Mode.
+
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+This is my first journal entry in Emacs.
+
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+I had been playing with it for one day,
+
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+and I was on the Org Agenda,
+
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+and I happened to press I,
+
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+which for the Emacs keybinding is the default for diary entry.
+
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+I was very excited.
+
+00:03:45.440 --> 00:03:50.239
+I shouldn't stay on the slide too long lest you read it.
+
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+So let's move on to the next one.
+
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+So the learning curve for me, I think,
+
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+particularly being an ex-Vim user,
+
+00:04:00.480 --> 00:04:03.760
+evil-mode made it very easy to switch.
+
+00:04:03.760 --> 00:04:07.439
+Thankfully, there was the Emacs reference sheet,
+
+00:04:07.439 --> 00:04:16.160
+and having evil-mode to switch between texts...
+
+00:04:16.160 --> 00:04:17.919
+Whether it be editing a text file,
+
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+or going to other parts of just Emacs in general,
+
+00:04:21.600 --> 00:04:25.520
+I think Vim really helped with making me feel comfortable
+
+00:04:25.520 --> 00:04:28.000
+within this new environment.
+
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+So, having that experience, I also wasn't new
+
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+to the keybind-based world.
+
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+I have been very comfortable with the computer
+
+00:04:36.320 --> 00:04:40.160
+and the keyboard for most of my life,
+
+00:04:40.160 --> 00:04:45.520
+and so it was not a totally new environment for me.
+
+00:04:45.520 --> 00:04:49.360
+I also spent a lot of time looking at the Emacs reference sheet,
+
+00:04:49.360 --> 00:04:54.720
+Just thinking about trying to find all of the different functions.
+
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+If I didn't know what something was, then I queried it in Emacs,
+
+00:04:58.720 --> 00:05:01.199
+and then I figured out what it was.
+
+00:05:01.199 --> 00:05:05.600
+And that was one of the best ways for me to discover
+
+00:05:05.600 --> 00:05:09.360
+all of the capabilities of Emacs.
+
+00:05:09.360 --> 00:05:12.800
+Thirdly, of course, the self-documenting feature
+
+00:05:12.800 --> 00:05:17.120
+or nature of Emacs and narrowing frameworks such as helm
+
+00:05:17.120 --> 00:05:21.360
+really helped find things, especially for M-x.
+
+00:05:21.360 --> 00:05:25.919
+For a while, I was just...
+
+00:05:25.919 --> 00:05:30.720
+I would go about my day, and if I pressed a keybind that I didn't know what it did,
+
+00:05:30.720 --> 00:05:37.039
+I would do the lossage and see the list of keybinds that I had pressed
+
+00:05:37.039 --> 00:05:43.039
+and tried to find that one, and query the function and what not.
+
+00:05:43.039 --> 00:05:48.160
+So yeah. And now we jump to now.
+
+00:05:48.160 --> 00:05:53.280
+So there is at least one moment in each day when I think
+
+00:05:53.280 --> 00:05:55.600
+how would I live without Emacs,
+
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+particularly now during my senior year in high school.
+
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+Things are very busy with school, violin, and other side projects.
+
+00:06:04.880 --> 00:06:12.720
+It's pretty crazy, and so Emacs and Org Mode has really helped me stay
+
+00:06:12.720 --> 00:06:14.479
+on track with everything.
+
+00:06:14.479 --> 00:06:16.319
+And the flexibility of these software
+
+00:06:16.319 --> 00:06:19.919
+is being able to have things in different files,
+
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+notes within the tasks,
+
+00:06:21.600 --> 00:06:25.840
+all of that stuff has been truly a lifesaver.
+
+00:06:25.840 --> 00:06:28.400
+And so I think I can confidently say
+
+00:06:28.400 --> 00:06:35.280
+that I have found Emacs to be the perfect software for me
+
+00:06:35.280 --> 00:06:38.639
+over the past two years of using Emacs.
+
+00:06:38.639 --> 00:06:42.240
+Now it is about two years and two months.
+
+00:06:42.240 --> 00:06:45.039
+I have built a fairly well organized
+
+00:06:45.039 --> 00:06:49.520
+2000+ line Org literate config.
+
+00:06:49.520 --> 00:06:53.840
+I actually started with an Elisp config,
+
+00:06:53.840 --> 00:06:56.800
+just the vanilla Emacs with evil-mode,
+
+00:06:56.800 --> 00:06:59.039
+and I built it up from there.
+
+00:06:59.039 --> 00:07:02.400
+Eventually I switched to Org literate configs,
+
+00:07:02.400 --> 00:07:05.840
+and used that to organize the snippets
+
+00:07:05.840 --> 00:07:08.639
+that I was putting in there.
+
+00:07:08.639 --> 00:07:14.000
+So yeah, this is really my workflow now.
+
+00:07:14.000 --> 00:07:18.960
+Currently about 90% of everything I do on my computer is in Emacs.
+
+00:07:18.960 --> 00:07:21.360
+The most notable things, of course--
+
+00:07:21.360 --> 00:07:25.280
+the list is far too long to put on one slide--
+
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+but I do a lot of my programming in Emacs,
+
+00:07:28.160 --> 00:07:31.280
+mainly Python and Elisp.
+
+00:07:31.280 --> 00:07:33.199
+Because of my AP Comp. Sci. class,
+
+00:07:33.199 --> 00:07:35.199
+I have to do Java as well,
+
+00:07:35.199 --> 00:07:41.840
+and thank goodness Emacs has wonderful support for that as well.
+
+00:07:41.840 --> 00:07:45.840
+Also, I do all of my school assignments,
+
+00:07:45.840 --> 00:07:47.840
+more or less, in Emacs.
+
+00:07:47.840 --> 00:07:51.919
+Essay writing I do in Org Mode, and I have some template files,
+
+00:07:51.919 --> 00:07:55.039
+template Org files which I just include at the top,
+
+00:07:55.039 --> 00:08:01.440
+and then I can export easily to LaTeX and a beautiful PDF.
+
+00:08:01.440 --> 00:08:03.440
+Math, physics, same thing.
+
+00:08:03.440 --> 00:08:09.599
+LaTeX fragments are a lifesaver, and also really pretty.
+
+00:08:09.599 --> 00:08:13.199
+I take notes on basically everything.
+
+00:08:13.199 --> 00:08:15.120
+At first, I had things separate,
+
+00:08:15.120 --> 00:08:19.680
+and then I started sort of putting it all into one notes.org file,
+
+00:08:19.680 --> 00:08:22.479
+or most of it into one file,
+
+00:08:22.479 --> 00:08:24.960
+and that has actually worked out surprisingly well,
+
+00:08:24.960 --> 00:08:30.442
+especially with all the searching
+features of agenda and what not.
+
+00:08:30.442 --> 00:08:33.440
+And I also use mail.
+
+00:08:33.440 --> 00:08:37.680
+I recently made the switch, probably about one or two months ago,
+
+00:08:37.680 --> 00:08:42.399
+and it has been one of the best switches I've ever had,
+
+00:08:42.399 --> 00:08:47.839
+especially given connecting to tasks all of this wonderful stuff.
+
+00:08:47.839 --> 00:08:54.160
+Just putting even more in Emacs is always a good thing, I found.
+
+00:08:54.160 --> 00:08:56.959
+So reflecting back on my journey,
+
+00:08:56.959 --> 00:08:59.600
+I think one of the most important things
+
+00:08:59.600 --> 00:09:01.440
+was just having a reason to use it.
+
+00:09:01.440 --> 00:09:06.080
+When I came to Emacs I had something that I was looking for,
+
+00:09:06.080 --> 00:09:09.839
+and as soon as I found it, I delved right in,
+
+00:09:09.839 --> 00:09:12.720
+and I started using it for that thing.
+
+00:09:12.720 --> 00:09:16.240
+So I was sort of forced to take the time to read the docs
+
+00:09:16.240 --> 00:09:20.880
+and figure out what functions I needed to function
+
+00:09:20.880 --> 00:09:25.839
+and how I was going to put my workflow,
+
+00:09:25.839 --> 00:09:30.399
+and also, of course, the desire to tinker.
+
+00:09:30.399 --> 00:09:35.839
+So, really, what's next for me is just wanting to become
+
+00:09:35.839 --> 00:09:38.640
+a more active member of the Emacs community.
+
+00:09:38.640 --> 00:09:40.959
+I want to give back, and I think this talk
+
+00:09:40.959 --> 00:09:43.760
+is sort of the first step to that
+
+00:09:43.760 --> 00:09:46.399
+being a more active part of this community
+
+00:09:46.399 --> 00:09:52.720
+that has, indirectly, perhaps, but just really helped me
+
+00:09:52.720 --> 00:09:55.839
+become a better and more organized human being.
+
+00:09:55.839 --> 00:10:00.240
+I have some package ideas that I'm slowly working on,
+
+00:10:00.240 --> 00:10:05.920
+and yeah, I just hope to spread the word.
+
+00:10:05.920 --> 00:10:09.360
+So thank you very much for listening to my lightning talk.
+
+00:10:09.360 --> 00:10:11.360
+If you'd like to contact me here are
+
+00:10:11.360 --> 00:10:14.800
+three modes of or two modes of communication.
+
+00:10:14.800 --> 00:10:17.600
+I will be on IRC more soon,
+
+00:10:17.600 --> 00:10:22.079
+and you can always email me if you have any questions.
+
+00:10:22.079 --> 00:10:25.519
+You can also search me on Youtube: Pierce Wang violin.
+
+00:10:25.519 --> 00:10:33.040
+Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy the rest of the conference.