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This post was written in Emacs

Before I really get started on posting blog entries for this, it was imperative I figure out a way to blog from Emacs. Cause really, what self-respecting Lisper blogs from a tiny text field in a web browser? Madness.

So, if you also want or have a blog on this site and want to do it in emacs:

  1. go get weblogger.el I just used ELPA, but there's a later version available.
  2. Once you've got that loaded, do M-x weblogger-setup-weblog. When it asks you for the Server Endpoint, enter http://www.lispnyc.org/blog/xmlrpc. The other parameters (username, password, blog name) should be self explanatory.
  3. Profit

There are some issues. Authentication is plaintext, I have to manually type the entries in HTML. But it's still better than a web form!



Re: This post was written in Emacs

That's great, I'll have to try it!

Re: This post was written in Emacs

 This reply was written in Emacs.

I used a Chrome extension called 'Edit with Emacs'.  It puts tiny edit buttons around all the text areas in Chrome.  When you click on them, it brings up a new frame from your running Emacs session.  You edit away, and when you're done, you type C-x s.  I find this pretty useful in general, and it gets me far enough so that I don't feel I need stuff like weblogger.el.

Good luck!

Re: This post was written in Emacs

Worked for me. Thanks!

I accidentaly posted a test entry :)

Re: This post was written in Emacs

Have you noticed anyone else using it?


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