# Doom Emacs vs my custom Emacs config

I’ve become catatonic over whether to use Doom Emacs or my home-rolled Emacs configuration, so I’m jotting down a few notes to help me think it through. Doom has very good defaults, looks great, and continues to fine-tune a bunch of behaviors in a way that I generally get along with. (I like it more than the other big contender, Spacemacs). On the other hand, Doom’s behavior feels out of my control and things change frequently, forcing me to pay attention to my editor in a way that I’d rather not.

# Brett Terpstra's 'Doing' utility

Brett Terpstra, revisiting the “doing” CLI: I haven’t written much about doing since then, but I continue to use it daily. It’s come a long way. It not only creates rich logs of my time at my computer, it also handles time tracking and reporting and integrates with my system via LaunchBar, various automations, and GeekTool. You know how git log can be really useful after a long night of hacking, or a few days of being away?

# An app can be a home-cooked meal - Robin Sloan

Robin Sloan: For a long time, I have struggled to articulate what kind of programmer I am. I’ve been writing code for most of my life, never with any real discipline, but/and I can, at this point, make the things happen on computers that I want to make happen. At the same time, I would not last a day as a professional software engineer. Leave me in charge of a critical database and you will return to a smoldering crater.

# How To Take Smart Notes With Org-mode - Jethro Kuan

Jethro Kuan: This is the workflow I use. Here I explain what I think note-taking should be, and why it should be this way. I implore you (especially users of Org-roam) to read this through. Jethro describes how he takes notes in Org mode and specifically how he uses org-roam. I am still deciding between Roam and org-roam so this was helpful. And remember, it’s the backlinks!

# TiddlyWiki and Roam and my Daily Notes

A few notes about differences between TiddlyWiki and Roam related to my daily note taking process. In October, 2018, I created a wiki at rudimentarylathe.org using the wonderful TiddlyWiki. Since then I’ve written just shy of 1,000 "tiddlers" there and it’s been a totally pleasant experience. The original intent of the wiki was to record notes about things or topics that interested me. I planned to keep notes on "

# More blogging with Ghost at baty.blog

I’m having so much fun with Ghost that I’m now using it for https://baty.blog/. I’d write about it here, but I already wrote about it there.

# Bitwarden

I’ve been using 1Password for years without too many issues. It’s a nicely designed and implemented app with a long history. I really had no reason to look elsewhere. However, there’s been a lot of noise lately about them taking \$200 million in VC money. I’m not that concerned. They’ve grown and want to grow faster, so fine. It did, however, make me take a quick look at the alternatives, just in case.