Why a Blog?

Ever since returning home from my mission to Germany in September of 2016, I have tried to to reduce how much I have interacted with Facebook. It is not a platform for writing, which is what I want to do. I’ve decided to use a blog for the sake of publishing my ideas. I’ll write more about this later…

Emacs Tips and Tricks

Emacs Tips and Tricks To Learn About ☒ Company-mode (completion framework for lots of stuff) ☒ YASnippets (templates) ☒ Auto-YASnippets (something like that—I installed it for temporary templates) ☒ Alchemist mode (integrates with company mode—tooling for Elixir) ☐ What do M-. and M-, do? ☐ font-lock-add-keywords would let me add new keywords to a language ☐ hi-lock ☐ highlight-phrase, unhighlight-regex ☒ Registers ☐ Auto-loading packages to make startup time shorter Things that make me happy Undo in region (just highlight something and hit undo) Generate Backus-Nauer Forms with a slightly modified syntax with ebnf-eps-buffer Helm You can filter buffers by pattern with Helm.

Intro

Hello. My name is Ashton Wiersdorf. I usually introduce myself with my first and last name, and a firm handshake. Since we’re interacting via the Internet, I’ll forgo that step of my customary greeting. I am a student studying computer science at Brigham Young University. More about me later…