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-hello and welcome to my
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-Emacs conference lightning talk today
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-I'll be talking about
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-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
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-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
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-half and I have been
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-keeping it up ever since violin is a
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-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
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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