2018-02-12: My Karabiner Elements configuration

This post are descriptions and tutorial of my personal KE complex modification.

I merged my personal Karabiner Elements configuration into the official repo several days ago. You can import my personal rules here. To achieve efficiency, I use karabiner with Alfred mainly through alfred workflow external trigger and osascript (command line tool for calling AppleScript code). Here are these configurations. Please note that I update my configurations every day. So I can't keep this post up to date. The key here is to introduce a system for launching apps, invoking scripts and all stuffs that can be done with shell (everything). When you can get anything you want with few key strokes, it feels great.

Download all my workflow from dropbox , please contact me when this link broken. I may update this post for each specific config if I have time in the future (may not happen). If you have any problems or ideas, please open an issue in my dotfile repo. And you can also check KE-complex_modifications official repo for more rules and discussion.

Update: The old download link is broken and I don't have time to maintain all these workflows up to date. Now that the core thing here is to use alfred workflow's external trigger feature, I create a app launcher workflow as a sample.

2017-11-25: org-agenda bitbar plugin

UPDATE: The agenda plugin has been merged into the official plugin repo. You can now find the plugin here.

Bitbar is a macos application that can add custom menu bar buttons. I'm recently learning managing projects with org-mode. And we all know that org-agenda is great.

So I write a bitbar plugin, agenda to display some of my agenda in menu bar.

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2017-11-09: Use zsh in emacs

I used to use vim with tmux in a terminal emulator. After changing to emacs. It didn't take much time for me to realize that emacs in GUI works better.

The problem is I still want the old behavior. I tried about three times using my zsh shell in emacs. I'm not here telling those failed attempts. I want to write it down because of a recent discovery.

When I restructure my zsh configurations, I find the z-shell works fine with with zero config. That's when I finally discover that it's the plugins and configurations that make zsh and emacs incompatible. What's more, I find these lines. They must come from some emacs package's readme instruction. The original one is telling zsh don't do something when it's in emacs.

    if [ -n "$INSIDE_EMACS" ]; then

So I thought, I can just use these line with my zsh configuration(prezto). It works fine now after some little test. It turns out the default zsh-autocompletion is not playing well with emacs. I use the if...else code telling zsh don't load autosugestion while in emacs. And everything is fine now.

That's it. Maybe I'll dig in for getting autocompletion back in emacs someday.

2017-10-28: Halt and Catch Fire

Just finish the Halt and Catch Fire, really great show. It makes me think about that everyone is full of story in their life, amazing to others but definitely not to themselves, like Joe in the series.

It's just that I think Joe is "right" in some way. The right is some kind of his every decision of fresh start, it's so decisive. It makes the character fear nothing. He desires success so much but go through his failer and go for the fresh start so quick. But on the other hand, he is so emotional, about his failer, about Gordon's die.

These characters normally can't be on the same person. Maybe that's why it makes me think Joe is "right".

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